Graduate School
State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Kidney Transplant

Research Interests

Pediatric End Stage Kidney , Atypical aHUS/TMADr. Swinford’s clinical studies explore the ramifications of longer standing chronic kidney disease in children on growth and nutrition, with particular emphasis on traditional cardiovascular risk factors and modifications of those risk factor thereof. Additionally, nontraditional risk factors with respect to altered vascular compliance are being evaluated. She is also one of the major consultants for research studies performed in the use of human growth hormone in chronic kidney disease.


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  • Samuel JP, Bell CS, Bynon JS, Samuels JA and Swinford RD. Predictors of Early and Late Graft Loss in Recipients with Kidneys from the Same Donor: Analysis of the UNOS Database. In preparation American Journal of Transplantation, 2013
  • Bell CS, Angelo JA, Bynon JS and Swinford RD. Revisiting the second kidney transplant in children. In Preparation, American Journal of Transplantation, 2013
  • Al-Uzri A, Swinford RD, Thuan N, Jenkins R, Gunsul A, Kachan S, Rosenfield R. The Utility of IGF-1 Generation Tests in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease. Accepted Pediatric Nephrology 2013
  • Lee CK, Swinford RD, Cerda RD, Portman RJ, Hwang W, Furth SL. Evaluation of serum creatinine concentration-based glomerular filtration rate equations in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease. Pharmacotherapy, 32:642-8, 2012
  • Mahan JD, Warady BA, Frane J, Rosenfeld RG, Davis AD, Swinford RD, Lippe B. First-year response to rhGH therapy in children with CKD: a National Cooperative Growth Study Report. Pediatric Nephrol 25:1125–1130, 2010
  • Bell 1, Bolar K, Swinford RD, Hoffman AR, Maneatis T, Lippe B Long-Term Safety of Recombinant Human Growth Hormone:The National Cooperative Growth Study Experience Submitted Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:167–177, 2010
  • Wenderfer SE, Swinford RD, Mauiyyedi S, Witte DP, Braun MC. Cytomegalovirus and recurrent idiopathic membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis type 1: cause or consequence? Transplantation 83(4):523-4, 2007