Osun Kwon, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
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    Kyung-Hee University College of Medicine1981Summa Cum Laude
    Kyung-Hee University College of Medicine2007The Best Alumnus 2006

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    Dr. Kwon's areas of research interest are tubular and vascular pathogenesis of ischemic acute kidney injury and repair, mechanism of reduction in renal solute clearance in acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, and bio markers of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.

    Dr. Kwon earned her medical degree from Kyung-Hee University College of Medicine. She then went on to complete her PhD in Medicine/Pharmacokinetics, followed by a Nephrology Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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    Dr. Kwon served as a leading transplant physician in academic medical centers across the country. She has extensive experience in the care of patients with kidney and multiple organ transplants. She has published extensively on post-transplant kidney injury recovery.

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    1. Uemura T, Ramprasad V, Matsushima K, Shike H, Valania T, Kwon O, Ghahramani N, Shah R, Farooq U, Khan A, Kadry Z. Single dose of alemtuzumab induction with steroid-free maintenance immunosuppression in pancreas transplantation. Transplantation. 2011 Sep 27; 92(6):678-85. PMID: 21841541; PMCID: PMC3353259.
    2. Kwon O, Ahn K, Zhang B, Lockwood T, Dhamija R, Anderson D, Saqib N. Simultaneous monitoring of multiple urinary cytokines may predict renal and patient outcome in ischemic AKI. Ren Fail. 2010 Jul; 32(6):699-708. PMID: 20540638.
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    3. Kwon O, Miller S, Li N, Khan A, Kadry Z, Uemura T. Bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells and endothelial cells may contribute to endothelial repair in the kidney immediately after ischemia-reperfusion. J Histochem Cytochem. 2010 Aug; 58(8):687-94. PMID: 20354148; PMCID: PMC2907274.
    4. Uemura T, Liang J, Khan A, Kwon O, Ghahramani N, Wang L, Hollenbeak CS, Reeves BW, Kadry Z. Outcomes of transplantation of single pediatric renal allografts equal to or more than 6 cm in length. Transplantation. 2010 Mar 27; 89(6):710-3. PMID: 20019648.
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    5. Kwon O, Hong SM, Ramesh G. Diminished NO generation by injured endothelium and loss of macula densa nNOS may contribute to sustained acute kidney injury after ischemia-reperfusion. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2009 Jan; 296(1):F25-33. PMID: 18971208.
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    6. Kwon O, Wang WW, Miller S. Renal organic anion transporter 1 is maldistributed and diminishes in proximal tubule cells but increases in vasculature after ischemia and reperfusion. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2008 Dec; 295(6):F1807-16. PMID: 18922885.
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    7. Kwon O, Hong SM, Sutton TA, Temm CJ. Preservation of peritubular capillary endothelial integrity and increasing pericytes may be critical to recovery from postischemic acute kidney injury. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2008 Aug; 295(2):F351-9. PMID: 18562634; PMCID: PMC2519188.
    8. Reeves WB, Kwon O, Ramesh G. Netrin-1 and kidney injury. II. Netrin-1 is an early biomarker of acute kidney injury. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2008 Apr; 294(4):F731-8. PMID: 18234954.
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    9. Kwon O, Hong SM, Blouch K. Alteration in renal organic anion transporter 1 after ischemia/reperfusion in cadaveric renal allografts. J Histochem Cytochem. 2007 Jun; 55(6):575-84. PMID: 17312013.
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    10. Kalantar-Zadeh K, Braglia A, Chow J, Kwon O, Kuwae N, Colman S, Cockram DB, Kopple JD. An anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutritional supplement for hypoalbuminemic hemodialysis patients: a pilot/feasibility study. J Ren Nutr. 2005 Jul; 15(3):318-31. PMID: 16007562.
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    11. Kwon O, Molitoris BA, Pescovitz M, Kelly KJ. Urinary actin, interleukin-6, and interleukin-8 may predict sustained ARF after ischemic injury in renal allografts. Am J Kidney Dis. 2003 May; 41(5):1074-87. PMID: 12722043.
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    12. Kwon O, Phillips CL, Molitoris BA. Ischemia induces alterations in actin filaments in renal vascular smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2002 Jun; 282(6):F1012-9. PMID: 11997317.
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    13. Govani MV, Kwon O, Batiuk TD, Milgrom ML, Filo RS. Creatinine reduction ratio and 24-hour creatinine excretion on posttransplant day two: simple and objective tools to define graft function. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2002 Jun; 13(6):1645-9. PMID: 12039994.
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    14. Jani A, Polhemus C, Corrigan G, Kwon O, Myers BD, Pavlakis M. Determinants of hypofiltration during acute renal allograft rejection. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2002 Mar; 13(3):773-8. PMID: 11856784.
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