San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5137
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Emory University


Stanford University Medical Center, University of Minnesota

Board Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatrics




Dr. Peter Yorgin is the clinical director of the Nephrology Department at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

Dr. Yorgin completed his pediatric nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota and Stanford University. He was recruited to launch the Division of Nephrology at the University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics. Under his leadership the university established pediatric dialysis and kidney transplant programs. He returned to Stanford University in 1998 and was a productive clinical researcher, describing new dialysis techniques and post-transplant anemia in children and adult kidney transplant recipients. In 2005, he was recruited to Loma Linda University, where he was the director for pediatric dialysis and pediatric resident international elective rotations.

He was recruited as clinical director for Pediatric Nephrology at Rady Children's Hospital in 2009 and has been responsible for the vision behind the development and expansion of the nephrology program.

Dr. Yorgin's primary clinical interests are lupus nephritis, glomerular diseases, tuberous sclerosis and continuous renal replacement therapy. He has a particular interest in supporting the research careers of young pediatric nephrology faculty and fellows.


Flank pain and gross hematuria: an uncommon presentation of a rare disease: Answers.
Allred ET, Yorgin PD

Flank pain and gross hematuria: an uncommon presentation of a rare disease: Questions.
Allred ET, Yorgin PD

A clinical predictive model of chronic kidney disease in children with posterior urethral valves.
Vasconcelos MA, E Silva ACS, Gomes IR, Carvalho RA, Pinheiro SV, Colosimo EA, Yorgin P, Mak RH, Oliveira EA

Nephrotic syndrome in an 18-year-old boy with congenital myelomeningocele: questions.
Carter CE, Shayan K, Mak RH, Yorgin PD, Krous HF

Comparison of outcomes with low-dose anti-thymocyte globulin, basiliximab or no induction therapy in pediatric kidney transplant recipients: a retrospective study.
Baron PW, Ojogho ON, Yorgin P, Sahney S, Cutler D, Ben-Youssef R, Baqai W, Weissman J, Franco E, Zuppan C, Concepcion W

Educational video created in a medical simulation facility.
Yorgin P, Yaeger K

Proteinuria in pediatric renal transplant recipients during the first 60 post-transplant days.
Chua AN, Alexander SR, Sarwal MM, Millan M, Salvatierra O Jr, Yorgin PD

A technique for rapid exchange of continuous renal replacement therapy.
Yorgin P, Ludlow M, Chua A, Alexander S

Intravenous iron therapy in pediatric transplant recipients: what do we really know?
Yorgin P

Hyperhomocysteinemia in pediatric and young adult renal transplant recipients.
Belson A, Sanchez J, Alexander SR, Salvatierra O, Dar MH, Reif S, Yorgin PD

The use of art therapy to detect depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in pediatric and young adult renal transplant recipients.
Wallace J, Yorgin PD, Carolan R, Moore H, Sanchez J, Belson A, Yorgin L, Major C, Granucci L, Alexander S, Arrington D

Colonic hydrogen elimination and methane production in infants with and without infantile colic syndrome.
Belson A, Shetty AK, Yorgin PD, Bujanover Y, Peled Y, Dar MH, Reif S

Anemia in children after transplantation: etiology and the effect of immunosuppressive therapy on erythropoiesis.
Al-Uzri A, Yorgin PD, Kling PJ

Unexpectedly high prevalence of posttransplant anemia in pediatric and young adult renal transplant recipients.
Yorgin PD, Belson A, Sanchez J, Al Uzri AY, Sarwal M, Bloch DA, Oehlert J, Salvatierra O, Alexander SR

Limited surgical interventions in children with posterior urethral valves can lead to better outcomes following renal transplantation.
Bartsch L, Sarwal M, Orlandi P, Yorgin PD, Salvatierra O Jr

Clinicopathologic correlates predict the outcome in children with steroid-resistant idiopathic nephrotic syndrome treated with pulse methylprednisolone therapy.
Kirpekar R, Yorgin PD, Tune BM, Kim MK, Sibley RK

Late post-transplant anemia in adult renal transplant recipients. An under-recognized problem?
Yorgin PD, Scandling JD, Belson A, Sanchez J, Alexander SR, Andreoni KA

Successful renal transplant outcome after intravenous gamma-globulin treatment of a highly sensitized pediatric recipient.
Al-Uzri AY, Seltz B, Yorgin PD, Spier CM, Andreoni K

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