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Nephrology (Kidneys)Pediatric Nephrology
MD, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
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Michael L. Moritz, MD, completed his fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Texas Children's Hospital in 1997. While there, he began collaboration with Carlos Ayus, MD, on the epidemiology, prevention and treatment of disorders of sodium and water metabolism in children. From there he moved on to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he was director of the pediatric dialysis unit. He joined the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh faculty in 1999. Dr Moritz has been recognized for his outstanding clinical work, teaching and research. He was recognized as an outstanding clinical faculty by the Department Chairmen in 2003. He has won teaching awards at the University of Chicago and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Moritz's primary research interests are in sodium and water metabolism in children. He has done seminal work in the field, pointing out the dangers of using hypotonic fluids in hospitalized children as it has resulted in numerous cases of iatrogenic death or permanent neurological injury. Dr. Moritz and Dr. Ayus were the first to recommend the use of 0.9% sodium chloride in maintenance fluids in hospitalized children as prophylaxis against developing hospital acquired hyponatremia. He has been the primary advocate in this field writing many review articles, editorials, and letters to the editor in order to increase awareness of this serious problem. Dr. Moritz also has expertise in the epidemiology and treatment of hypernatremia in children.
Dr. Moritz is active in teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. He is a speaker for the Academy of Health Education, lecturing on the management of neurohormones and electrolytes to physicians across the country. His areas of clinical expertise include dialysis and hypertension. He is on the continuous renal replacement therapy committee and is the primary educator for the critical care unit on CVVH. Dr. Moritz also is involved in multiple multicenter clinical trials investigating antihypertensive medications in children.
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Total Comments: 28
Dr. Moritz is the best doctor ever. he has been my nephrologist since i was 4/5. he always makes time for questions and will spend the time needed until i understand. his office is very prompt on phone calls back. he deserves a gold star.
Excellent communication. For our peace of mind, we do appropriate lab updates as soon as the information is available.
excellent health care experience in all areas
The doctor explained everything and was very nice.
It was nice that the Dr could ultrasound her kidneys right there in the office and was able to identify a problem right away instead of having to wait for tests in the future
Please do not change a thing. Everything went well!!!
Dr. Moritz has always shown compassion and is responsive to the needs of our son. For the past 10 years. we have felt comfort in having Dr. Moritz care for our son.
excellent care all the way around
The wait is usually long in nephrology, but we love the office, Dr. Moritz, and everyone there.
I only had one problem. My sons appointment was at 8:30, we were put in an exam room by 834. The doctor did not walk into the exam room until 10:05. I think it is absolutely ridiculous that we were expected to wait for an hour and a half to see the doctor. He only had one patient before us. I think it is disrespectful to make anyone, let alone a child wait an hour and a half to be seen.
Dr. Moritz is fabulous. I can't explain enough, how thankful we are to him.
everyone was courteous
The wait was long but I know they were over booked they went as fast as they could with everything. I also had multiple appts a little too close together and that didn't help either.
Excellent communication and follow-up to concerns.
Been going to UPMC for over 5 years and would go nowhere else. Love the doctors and staff.
Excellent care by all involved the day of my sons appt. couldn't ask for a better doctor and nursing staff
Very kind, caring and helped my child to move forward with needed treatment.
We had an excellent experience with Dr. Michael Moritz.
Very fine care, indeed.
Everyone was extremely kind and apologetic as we waited for an exam room to open. My son's vitals were taken right away and we were checked on a few times as we waited for an exam room. Our doctor spent amble time with us in regards to hearing about the surgery and planning our son's next medical steps in regards to his medications.
Children's Hospital Pittsburgh - Nephrology team is phenomenal!
Dr. Moritz and his staff are very thorough. They listen to our concerns and addresses them promptly. Dr. Moritz has put together several plans to help alleviate some of our son's issues. We are very pleased with the way he approaches our son's medical problems.
Probably the most satisfying appointment I've ever had. This doctor gave us more time then any doctor ever has. He was extremely personable with myself and my child. I could tell he took the time to find out about my child's rare condition before entering our exam room. Thank goodness for that because it's very rare. He knows his job and he is outstanding at it. I'd like to thank him again for taking his time with us and really explaining everything to us!! Thank you!
We would never choose another physician over Dr. Moritz. We have a long history with him and feel as loyal to him as he's proven himself to be to us.
His friendliness and bedside manner helped to make up with our frustration of waiting so long.
I understand this is a teaching facility. however, having a student come in then the Dr to ask the same questions is rather annoying. I feel as if I am repeating myself and am reluctant to answer the students questions because I know I'll have to relay the same information again to the doctor.
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