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Carlton M. Bates, MD

Job Title Chief, Division of Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5182 Phone
412-692-7443 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1991 The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH


1994 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


1997 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


  • American Society of Nephrology      
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology    
  • International Society of Nephrology     
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
  • Society for Pediatric Research

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Pediatric Nephrology


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Nephrology, Diplomate
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate
  • First Place, Children’s Hospital Research Forum, Columbus, Ohio
  • Academic Excellence Award, OSU College of Medicine,
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary, OSU College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
  • Roessler Research Scholarship, OSU College of Medicine


  • Hains DS, Bates CM, Ingraham S, Schwaderer AL. Management and etiology of the unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney: a review. Pediatr Nephrol. In press
  • Hains D, Sims-Lucas S, Kish K, Saha M, McHugh K, Bates CM. Role of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 in kidney mesenchyme. Pediatr Res. In press.
  • Liu Y, Chattopadhyay N, Qin S, Szekeres C, Vasylyeva T, Mahoney ZX, Taglienti M, Bates CM, Chapman HA, Miner JH, Kreidberg JA. Coordinate integrin and c-Met signaling regulate Wnt gene expression during epithelial morphogenesis. Development. In press.

    View Dr. Bates' full list of publications from PubMed.

Research Interests

  • Role of fibroblast growth factor receptors (Fgfrs) in embryonic kidney development using conditional knockout mouse models
  • A genetic model of vesicoureteral reflux and reflux nephropathy, generated by deletion of Fgfr2 in kidney mesenchyme
  • A genetic model of obstructive nephropathy in a transgenic insertional mutant
  • Genetics of congenital kidney diseases in children

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Role of FGF Receptors in the Developing Kidney
  • Genetic Model of Urogenital Development and Obstruction
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March 3, 2009
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