Member Spotlight

Keia Sanderson, MD, MSCR

Keia Sanderson, MD, MSCR

April, 2021

Dr. Sanderson is an assistant professor pediatric nephrologist and pediatric dialysis director at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her undergraduate degree at Rice University in Houston, TX where she also competed as an NCAA Track and Field student-athlete. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.  She completed her pediatric residency training at the University of South Carolina and her pediatric nephrology fellowship training at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. After joining the UNC Pediatric Nephrology group, she obtained her Masters of Science in Clinical Research at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health.

Heidi J. Murphy, MD, MSCR

Heidi J. Murphy, MD, MSCR

January, 2021

Heidi is a neonatologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and the Darby Children’s Research Institute in Charleston, SC.  She has particular interests in neonatal acute kidney injury (AKI) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) as well as continuous renal replacement therapy utilization (CRRT) during extracorporeal life support (ECLS).

Michelle C. Starr, MD, MPH


February, 2020

Dr. Starr is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with joint appointments in Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric & Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research at Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Children’s Hospital. She completed her undergraduate education at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Masters of Public Health from Tufts University School of Public Health. She completed Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency, as well as Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital. Following fellowship, she moved to Indianapolis to join the rapidly growing pediatric nephrology division at IU.

Jennifer Jetton, MD

Jennifer Jetton

February, 2019

Dr. Jetton is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics and Division of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation. She completed her undergraduate education at Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges in Cambridge, MA, with a degree in Psychology. After college, she worked at Massachusetts General Hospital for three years as a study coordinator for several NIH-funded studies of children with ADHD and their families.

Cara Slagle, MD

Cara Slagle

February 2019

Cara Slagle, a second year neonatology fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, is dedicated to advancing the field of neonatal nephrology, specifically neonatal AKI and patients with in utero renal failure. As a member of the NKC since her pediatric residency, she elected to continue her training at Cincinnati Children’s under the mentorship of Stuart Goldstein, MD and Brenda Poindexter, MD and explore the relationship between urinary biomarkers and neonatal AKI as her primary fellowship project.