Christina M. Yuan


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Nephrology
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Nephrology Fellowship Education


BS; (Chemistry) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (1981)
MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (1985)
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (1985-1988)
Nephrology Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (1988-1991)
Research Fellowship (Renal Physiology); Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD (1990-1991; Dr. M. B. Pamnani)

Representative Bibliography

Ceckowski KA, Little DJ, Merighi JR, Browne T, Yuan CM. An end-of-life practice survey among clinical nephrologists associated with a single nephrology fellowship training program. Clin Kidney J. 2017 Aug;10(4):437-442. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfx005. Epub 2017 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 28852478; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5570068.

Yuan CM, Nee R, Ceckowski KA, Knight KR, Abbott KC. Diabetic nephropathy as the cause of end-stage kidney disease reported on the medical evidence form CMS2728 at a single center. Clin Kidney J. 2017 Apr;10(2):257-262. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfw112. Epub 2016 Dec 22. PubMed PMID: 28396744; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5381235.

Prince LK, Little DJ, Schexneider KI, Yuan CM. Integrating Quality Improvement Education into the Nephrology Curricular Milestones Framework and the Clinical Learning Environment Review. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Feb 7;12(2):349-356. doi: 10.2215/CJN.04740416. Epub 2016 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 28174318; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5293331.

Nee R, Yuan CM, Hurst FP, Jindal RM, Agodoa LY, Abbott KC. Impact of poverty and race on pre-end-stage renal disease care among dialysis patients in the United States. Clin Kidney J. 2017 Feb;10(1):55-61. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfw098. Epub 2016 Oct 18. PubMed PMID: 28638604; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5469551

Nee R, Fisher E, Yuan CM, Agodoa LY, Abbott KC. Pre-End-Stage Renal Disease Care and Early Survival among Incident Dialysis Patients in the US Military Health System. Am J Nephrol. 2017;45(6):464-472. doi: 10.1159/000475767. Epub 2017 May 13. PubMed PMID: 28501861.

Little DJ, Deressa WT, Watson MA, Yuan CM. Metabolically Healthy Obesity and Development of Chronic Kidney Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Nov 15;165(10):743-744. doi: 10.7326/L16-0406. PubMed PMID: 27842406.

Yuan CM, Nee R, Abbott KC, Oliver JD 3rd. Combating Grade Inflation in Nephrology Clinical Rotation Evaluations Using Faculty Education and a 5-Point Centered Rating Scale. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 May;8(2):191-6. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00218.1. PubMed PMID: 27168886; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4857519.

Thurlow JS, Yuan CM. Dialysate-induced hypocalcemia presenting as acute intradialytic hypotension: A case report, safety review, and recommendations. Hemodial Int. 2016 Apr;20(2):E8-E11. doi: 10.1111/hdi.12386. Epub 2016 Feb 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 26923551

Little DJ, Mascio HM, Altenburg RJ, Moon DS, Deressa WT, Wong S, Yuan CM. Implementing GFR Estimation Guidelines Using Cystatin C: A Quality Improvement Project. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Apr;67(4):711-2. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.10.014. Epub 2015 Nov 24. PubMed PMID: 26616337