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Practice areas

  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant Team
  • Pediatric Nephrology

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Hypertension Management
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Nephrology



Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen Germany


University of Kentucky, Lexington


Children's Hospital, Boston

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Nephrology

Additional information


My name is Stefan Kiessling; I received my medical degree from the Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen Germany. I completed a residency in pediatrics at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Thereafter, I completed a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at The Children's Hospital in Boston.

I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics as well as Pediatric Nephrology.


  1. Selewski DT, Chen A, Shatat IF, Pais P, Greenbaum LA, Geier P, Nelson RD, Kiessling SG, Brophy PD, Quiroga A, Seifert ME, Straatmann CE, Mahan JD, Ferris ME, Troost JP, Gipson DS. Vitamin D in incident nephrotic syndrome: a Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium study. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016 Mar;31(3):465-72.
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  2. Chishti AS, Maul EC, Nazario RJ, Bennett JS, Kiessling SG. A guideline for the inpatient care of children with pyelonephritis. Ann Saudi Med. 2010 Sep-Oct; 30(5):341-9. PMID: 20716830.
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  3. Kiessling SG, McClanahan KK, Omar HA. Obesity, hypertension, and mental health evaluation in adolescents: a comprehensive approach. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2008 Jan-Mar; 20(1):5-15. PMID: 18540279.
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  4. Harris AM, Hall B, Kriss VM, Fowlkes JL, Kiessling SG. Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome: medullary sponge kidney, a new component. Pediatr Nephrol. 2007 Dec; 22(12):2141-4. PMID: 17849153.
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  5. Kiessling SG, Wadhwa N, Kriss VM, Iocono J, Desai NS. An unusual case of severe therapy-resistant hypertension in a newborn. Pediatrics. 2007 Jan; 119(1):e301-4. PMID: 17200255.
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  6. Obermeier F, Hausmann M, Kellermeier S, Kiessling S, Strauch UG, Duitman E, Bulfone-Paus S, Herfarth H, Bock J, Dunger N, Stoeck M, Schölmerich J, Falk W, Rogler G. IL-15 protects intestinal epithelial cells. Eur J Immunol. 2006 Oct; 36(10):2691-9. PMID: 16981178.
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  7. Mühlbauer M, Allard B, Bosserhoff AK, Kiessling S, Herfarth H, Rogler G, Schölmerich J, Jobin C, Hellerbrand C. Differential effects of deoxycholic acid and taurodeoxycholic acid on NF-kappa B signal transduction and IL-8 gene expression in colonic epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2004 Jun; 286(6):G1000-8. PMID: 14726307.
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  8. Hausmann M, Kiessling S, Mestermann S, Webb G, Spöttl T, Andus T, Schölmerich J, Herfarth H, Ray K, Falk W, Rogler G. Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 are up-regulated during intestinal inflammation. Gastroenterology. 2002 Jun; 122(7):1987-2000. PMID: 12055604.
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  9. Kiessling S, Forrest K, Moscow J, Gewirtz A, Jackson E, Roszman T, Goebel J. Interstitial nephritis, hepatic failure, and systemic eosinophilia after minocycline treatment. Am J Kidney Dis. 2001 Dec; 38(6):E36. PMID: 11728996.
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  10. Koszewski NJ, Kiessling S, Malluche HH. Isolation of genomic DNA sequences that bind vitamin D receptor complexes. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001 Apr 27; 283(1):188-94. PMID: 11322787.
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  11. Grossmann J, Walther K, Artinger M, Kiessling S, Schölmerich J. Apoptotic signaling during initiation of detachment-induced apoptosis ("anoikis") of primary human intestinal epithelial cells. Cell Growth Differ. 2001 Mar; 12(3):147-55. PMID: 11306515.
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