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Patricio E. Ray, MD

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Cancer and Immunology Research
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Nephrology
National Provider Identifier1922185222

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Dr. Ray is the “Robert Parrott” Professor of Pediatrics, at Children’s National Medical Center and the George Washington University School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Ray received his MD degree wining the “Gold Medal Award” from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, Argentina, for being the first rank medical student in his Class. After completing his Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency at the Children’s Hospital “Ricardo Gutierrez” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was awarded a prestigious International Research Award from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine, to work at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the US. Dr. Ray completed his Pediatric Nephrology clinical training at UCSF, San Francisco, CA, and subsequently received five years of additional basic research training at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland. He is currently certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Sub-Board of Pediatric Nephrology. As a faculty at Children’s, Dr. Ray established one of the first pediatric nephrology research program in the country to study the pathogenesis of HIV-associated renal diseases. His research program at Children’s has received grant support from four different NIH Institutes. Dr. Ray’s work on the elucidation of the mechanisms by which HIV-1 induces renal injury in children has received national and international recognition. Dr Ray has published more than 80 articles related to pediatric renal diseases, and is currently exploring the role of heparin binding growth factors in the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury, vascular leakage and bleeding disorders in critically ill children under the sponsor of an NIH RO-1. Dr. Ray also focuses on educational research training efforts for fellows and young faculty at the Children’s National Medical Center, and underrepresented minority trainees.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Champagnat School Bachelor of Science 1974
Medical School Universidad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires, ArgentinaDoctor of Medicine 1980
Journal Article, Ray PE. (2009), Taking a hard look at the pathogenesis of childhood HIV-associated nephropathy,, Pediatr Nephrol,, March, Epub ahead of print.

Journal Article, Xie H, Ray PE, Short BL. (2009), Role of sensory C fibers in hypoxia/reoxygenation-imparied myogenic constriction of cerebral arteries., Neurol Res, Jun 30, Epub ahead of print.

Journal Article, Ray PE. (2009), Shiga-like toxins and HIV-1 ‘go through” glycosphingolipids and lipid rafts in renal cells., Kidney Int,, 75, 1135-1137.

Journal Article, Jerebtosva M, Ye X, Ray PE. (2009), A simple technique to establish a long-term adenovirus mediated gene transfer to the heart of newborn mice., Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Target., 9, 135-140.

Journal Article, Charles S, Ammosova T, Cardenas J, Foster A, Rotimi J, Jerebtsova M, Ayodeji A, Niu X, Ray PE, Gordeuk VR, Kashanchi F, Nekhai S. (2009), Regulation of HIV-1 transcription at 3% versus 21% oxygen concentration., J Cell Physiol, 221, 469-479.

Journal Article, Soler Garcia ÁA. Rakhmanina, NY. Mattison P, M Ray PE. (2009), A candidate urinary biomarker growth factor profile for children with HIV-associated nephropathy., Kidney Int., 76, 207-214.

Journal Article, Soler Garcia ÁA, Johnson D, Hathout Y, Ray PE. (2009), Iron related proteins: candidate urine biomarkers in childhood HIV-associated renal diseases., Clin J Am Soc Nephrol,, 4, PMC2666435, 763-771.

Journal Article, McCulloch M and Ray PE. (2008), Kidney disease in HIV-positive children., Semin Nephrol,, 28, 585-594.

Journal Article, Au AK, Ray PE, Mc Bryde KD, Newman KD, Weinstein SL, Bell MJ. (2008), Incidence of postoperative hyponatremia and complications in critically-ill children treated with hypotonic and normotonic solutions., J Pediatr, 152, 33-38.

Other, Friedman AL, Ray PE. (2008), Pediatr Nephrol., Maintenance fluid therapy: what it is and what it is not. , 23, 667-680.

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