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Jacqueline Ho, MD

Jacqueline Ho, MD
Job Title Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Job Title Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
412-692-5182 Phone
412-692-7443 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

2001 University of Western Ontario, Canada


2005 Pediatrics, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia (UBC)


2010 Nephrology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School
2007 Research Fellow, Nephrology, Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School


  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Canadian Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Canadian Association of Pediatric Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Pediatric Nephrology), Fellow
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Nephrology), Diplomate
  • Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Pediatrics), Fellow
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate
  • USMLE Steps 1-3


  • 2014 March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award
  • 2013 International Pediatric Nephrology Association Renée Habib Young Investigator Award
  • 2008 Top Trainee Presentation Award, Canadian Society for Nephrology
  • 2007 Abstract selected for free communication plenary: “This Year’s Outstanding Abstracts”, American Society for Nephrology
  • 2005 Wyeth Excellence in Laboratory Research UBC Resident Research Award, University of British Columbia
  • 2005 National Pediatric Resident Research Competition (Canada), Manitoba Institute of Child Health
  • 2004 Rising Researcher Support Program Award, Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist (CCHCSP) Program
  • 2001 Dr. F.R. Eccles Scholarship (Pediatrics), University of Western Ontario


  • Ho J, Pandey P, Schatton T, Sims-Lucas S, Khalid M, Frank MH, Hartwig S and Kreidberg JA. The pro-apoptotic protein Bim is a microRNA target in kidney progenitor cells. J Am Soc Neph 2011; 22(6): 1053-1063.  PMID 21546576.
  • Ho J and Kreidberg JA.  The long and short of microRNAs.  J Am Soc. Neph 2012; 23(3): 400-4.  PMID 22302196.
  • Chu JYS, Sims-Lucas S, Bushnell DS, Bodnar AJ, Kreidberg J and Ho J.  Dicer function is required in the metanephric mesenchyme in early kidney development.  Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2014; 306(7): F764-72. PMID 24500693.
  • Marrone AK, Stolz DB, Bastacky SI, Kostka D, Bodnar AJ and Ho J.  miR-17~92 is required for nephrogenesis and renal function.  J Am Soc Neph 2014; 25(7): 1440-1452.  PMID 24511118.
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August 24, 2015
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