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Milda R. Saunders

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-General Internal Medicine
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    1. Suah A, Saunders MR. Racial Disparities in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation-How Can We Bridge the Gap? JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Dec 01; 6(12):e2347808. PMID: 38100112.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Chen J, Hsu J, Zhang X, Saunders MR, Brown J, McAdams-DeMarco M, Mohanty MJ, Vyas R, Hajjiri Z, Carmona-Powell E, Meza N, Porter AC, Ricardo AC, Lash JP, CRIC Study Investigators, Hannan M. Frailty and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Adults With CKD: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2024 Feb; 83(2):208-215. PMID: 37741609; PMCID: PMC10810341.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Saunders M, Quinn M, Duivenbode R, Zasadzinski L, Padela AI. A Pilot Efficacy Trial to Educate Muslim Americans about the Islamic Bioethical Perspectives in End-of-Life Healthcare. J Immigr Minor Health. 2024 Feb; 26(1):133-139. PMID: 37665539.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Fenton D, Hamzat I, Dimitroyannis R, Nordgren R, Saunders MR, Baroody FM, Baird B, Shogan A. Assessment of Demographic Changes of Workforce Diversity in Otolaryngology, 2013 to 2022. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 07 01; 149(7):628-635. PMID: 37261840; PMCID: PMC10236323.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Hamzat I, Fenton D, Saunders M, Daramola T, Balkhy H, Dorsey C. Workforce diversity in cardiothoracic surgery: An examination of recent demographic changes and the training pathway. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2024 Feb; 167(2):765-774. PMID: 37330207.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. King A, Tanumihardjo J, Ahn D, Zasadzinski L, Robinson E, Quinn M, Peek M, Saunders M. Assessing knowledge of end-stage kidney disease and treatment options in hospitalized African American patients undergoing hemodialysis. Chronic Illn. 2024 03; 20(1):145-158. PMID: 37106575.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Saunders M, Laiteerapong N. 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline Update for Diabetes Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: An Important First Step, More Work to Do. Ann Intern Med. 2023 03; 176(3):417-418. PMID: 36623285.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Campbell KH, Ahn DJ, Enger F, Zasadzinski L, Tanumihardjo J, Becker Y, Josephson M, Saunders MR. Utility of geriatric assessments in evaluation of older adults for kidney transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2022 12; 36(12):e14813. PMID: 36124434; PMCID: PMC10078529.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Rivera E, Levoy K, Clark-Cutaia MN, Schrauben S, Townsend RR, Rahman M, Lash J, Saunders M, Frazier R, Rincon-Choles H, Hirschman KB. Content Validity Assessment of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire in CKD Using Qualitative Methods. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 07 16; 19(14). PMID: 35886505; PMCID: PMC9319998.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Bruinius JW, Hannan M, Chen J, Brown J, Kansal M, Meza N, Saunders MR, He J, Ricardo AC, Lash JP, CRIC Study Investigators. Self-reported Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Events in Adults With CKD: Findings From the CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2022 12; 80(6):751-761.e1. PMID: 35810825; PMCID: PMC9691530.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Saunders MR, Hayward AL, Chapman AB, McGill RL. Health Disparities in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 07; 17(7):976-985. PMID: 35725555; PMCID: PMC9269641.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Saunders M, Simpson D. "Can i donate a kidney?" Common questions and simplified answers to the prospective kidney donor. J Natl Med Assoc. 2022 Jun; 114(3S2):S56-S61. PMID: 35606185.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Toth-Manikowski SM, Hsu JY, Fischer MJ, Cohen JB, Lora CM, Tan TC, He J, Greer RC, Weir MR, Zhang X, Schrauben SJ, Saunders MR, Ricardo AC, Lash JP, Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators. Emergency Department/Urgent Care as Usual Source of Care and Clinical Outcomes in CKD: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study. Kidney Med. 2022 Apr; 4(4):100424. PMID: 35372819; PMCID: PMC8971310.
      Citations: 1     
    14. Craig M, Quinn M, Saunders MR, Padela AI. Muslim Americans' Views on Making Organ Donation Decisions in the Department of Motor Vehicles Setting. Prog Transplant. 2021 12; 31(4):323-329. PMID: 34704884.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Adegunsoye A, Vela M, Saunders M. Racial Disparities in Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Impact on the Black Population. Arch Bronconeumol. 2022 08; 58(8):590-592. PMID: 35312569; PMCID: PMC9210328.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Hsu CY, Yang W, Parikh RV, Anderson AH, Chen TK, Cohen DL, He J, Mohanty MJ, Lash JP, Mills KT, Muiru AN, Parsa A, Saunders MR, Shafi T, Townsend RR, Waikar SS, Wang J, Wolf M, Tan TC, Feldman HI, Go AS, CRIC Study Investigators. Race, Genetic Ancestry, and Estimating Kidney Function in CKD. N Engl J Med. 2021 11 04; 385(19):1750-1760. PMID: 34554660; PMCID: PMC8994696.
      Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Karches K, DeCamp M, George M, Prochaska M, Saunders M, Thorsteinsdottir B, Dzeng E. Spheres of Influence and Strategic Advocacy for Equity in Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 11; 36(11):3537-3540. PMID: 34013471; PMCID: PMC8133515.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    18. Tak HJ, Goldsweig AM, Wilson FA, Schram AW, Saunders MR, Hawking M, Gupta T, Yuan C, Chen LW. Association of Post-discharge Service Types and Timing with 30-Day Readmissions, Length of Stay, and Costs. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 08; 36(8):2197-2204. PMID: 33987792; PMCID: PMC8342719.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Srivastava A, Cai X, Mehta R, Lee J, Chu DI, Mills KT, Shafi T, Taliercio JJ, Hsu JY, Schrauben SJ, Saunders MR, Diamantidis CJ, Hsu CY, Waikar SS, Lash JP, Isakova T, CRIC Study Investigators. Hospitalization Trajectories and Risks of ESKD and Death in Individuals With CKD. Kidney Int Rep. 2021 Jun; 6(6):1592-1602. PMID: 34169199; PMCID: PMC8207467.
      Citations: 4     
    20. Ahn D, Williams S, Stankus N, Saunders M. Advance care planning among African American patients on haemodialysis and their end-of-life care preferences. J Ren Care. 2021 Dec; 47(4):265-278. PMID: 33616278; PMCID: PMC9237830.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Dorsey C, Ross E, Appah-Sampong A, Vela M, Saunders M. Update on workforce diversity in vascular surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2021 07; 74(1):5-11.e1. PMID: 33348000; PMCID: PMC8284902.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Hannan M, Ansari S, Meza N, Anderson AH, Srivastava A, Waikar S, Charleston J, Weir MR, Taliercio J, Horwitz E, Saunders MR, Wolfrum K, Feldman HI, Lash JP, Ricardo AC, CRIC Study Investigators, Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators. Risk Factors for CKD Progression: Overview of Findings from the CRIC Study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 04 07; 16(4):648-659. PMID: 33177074; PMCID: PMC8092061.
      Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Padela AI, Duivenbode R, Saunders MR, Quinn M, Koh E. The impact of religiously tailored and ethically balanced education on intention for living organ donation among Muslim Americans. Clin Transplant. 2020 12; 34(12):e14111. PMID: 33063912.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Betz M, Steenes A, Peterson L, Saunders M. Knowledge Does Not Correspond to Adherence of Renal Diet Restrictions in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3-5. J Ren Nutr. 2021 Jul; 31(4):351-360. PMID: 32981833.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Padela AI, Duivenbode R, Quinn M, Saunders MR. Informing American Muslims about living donation through tailored health education: A randomized controlled crossover trial evaluating increase in biomedical and religious knowledge. Am J Transplant. 2021 03; 21(3):1227-1237. PMID: 32772460.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Saunders MR, Ricardo AC, Chen J, Anderson AH, Cedillo-Couvert EA, Fischer MJ, Hernandez-Rivera J, Hicken MT, Hsu JY, Zhang X, Hynes D, Jaar B, Kusek JW, Rao P, Feldman HI, Go AS, Lash JP, CRIC Study Investigators. Neighborhood socioeconomic status and risk of hospitalization in patients with chronic kidney disease: A chronic renal insufficiency cohort study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Jul 10; 99(28):e21028. PMID: 32664108; PMCID: PMC7360239.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Tzeggai J, Jones K, Puri T, Saunders M. Improving CKD Patient Knowledge and Patient-Physician Communication: A Pilot Study of a CKD Report Card. Kidney Med. 2020 May-Jun; 2(3):369-372. PMID: 32734257; PMCID: PMC7380404.
      Citations: 1     
    28. Madrigal JM, Cedillo-Couvert E, Ricardo AC, Appel LJ, Anderson CAM, Deo R, Hamm LL, Cornish-Zirker D, Tan TC, Sha D, Hsu JY, Zenk SN, Saunders MR, Persky V, Lash JP, CRIC Study Investigators. Neighborhood Food Outlet Access and Dietary Intake among Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease: Results from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2020 07; 120(7):1151-1162.e3. PMID: 32146126; PMCID: PMC7321867.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Lee H, Caldwell JT, Maene C, Cagney KA, Saunders MR. Racial/Ethnic Inequities in Access to High-Quality Dialysis Treatment in Chicago: Does Neighborhood Racial/Ethnic Composition Matter? J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 10; 7(5):854-864. PMID: 32026285; PMCID: PMC7787163.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. King A, Lopez FY, Lissanu L, Robinson E, Almazan E, Metoyer G, Tanumihardjo J, Quinn M, Peek M, Saunders M. Renal Replacement Knowledge and Preferences for African Americans With Chronic Kidney Disease. J Ren Care. 2020 Sep; 46(3):151-160. PMID: 31919998; PMCID: PMC7343610.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Gupta V, McGill RL, Sampra M, Hammes M, Reddy B, Stankus N, Josephson MA, Saunders MR. Weight, Weight Perception and Self-reported Access to Transplantation in African American Hemodialysis Patients. Kidney Med. 2019 Jul-Aug; 1(4):226-227. PMID: 31754661; PMCID: PMC6870939.
      Citations: 2     
    32. Bansal N, Zelnick L, Bhat Z, Dobre M, He J, Lash J, Jaar B, Mehta R, Raj D, Rincon-Choles H, Saunders M, Schrauben S, Weir M, Wright J, Go AS, CRIC Study Investigators. Burden and Outcomes of Heart Failure Hospitalizations in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019 06 04; 73(21):2691-2700. PMID: 31146814; PMCID: PMC6590908.
      Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Ricardo AC, Yang W, Sha D, Appel LJ, Chen J, Krousel-Wood M, Manoharan A, Steigerwalt S, Wright J, Rahman M, Rosas SE, Saunders M, Sharma K, Daviglus ML, Lash JP, CRIC Investigators. Sex-Related Disparities in CKD Progression. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 01; 30(1):137-146. PMID: 30510134; PMCID: PMC6317604.
      Citations: 100     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Cedillo-Couvert EA, Hsu JY, Ricardo AC, Fischer MJ, Gerber BS, Horwitz EJ, Kusek JW, Lustigova E, Renteria A, Rosas SE, Saunders M, Sha D, Slaven A, CRIC Study Investigators, Lash JP. Patient Experience with Primary Care Physician and Risk for Hospitalization in Hispanics with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 11 07; 13(11):1659-1667. PMID: 30337326; PMCID: PMC6237062.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Saunders MR, Turner BJ. Unequal Pay for Equal Work: Where Are We Now? Ann Intern Med. 2018 11 06; 169(9):654-655. PMID: 30083757.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    36. Lockwood MB, Dunn-Lopez K, Pauls H, Burke L, Shah SD, Saunders MA. If you build it, they may not come: modifiable barriers to patient portal use among pre- and post-kidney transplant patients. JAMIA Open. 2018 Oct; 1(2):255-264. PMID: 31984337; PMCID: PMC6951926.
      Citations: 9     
    37. Saunders MR, Josephson MA. Donor Outcomes: Why We Need to Listen. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 06 07; 13(6):831-832. PMID: 29853615; PMCID: PMC5989681.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Peng RB, Lee H, Ke ZT, Saunders MR. Racial disparities in kidney transplant waitlist appearance in Chicago: Is it race or place? Clin Transplant. 2018 05; 32(5):e13195. PMID: 29430739; PMCID: PMC6863152.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Saunders MR, Lee H, Chin MH. Early winners and losers in dialysis center pay-for-performance. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Dec 08; 17(1):816. PMID: 29216894; PMCID: PMC5721658.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Lockwood MB, Dunn-Lopez K, Burke L, Becker YT, Saunders M. Frequency of In-Home Internet Use Among Prekidney and Postkidney Transplant Patients-Facilitators and Barriers to Use and Trends Over Time. Transplant Direct. 2017 Nov; 3(11):e216. PMID: 29184905; PMCID: PMC5682761.
      Citations: 3     
    41. Saunders MR, Snyder A, Chin MH, Meltzer DO, Arora VM, Press VG. Health Literacy Not Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease Awareness. Health Lit Res Pract. 2017 Jul; 1(3):e117-e127. PMID: 31294258; PMCID: PMC6607794.
      Citations: 2     
    42. Lockwood MB, Saunders MR, Nass R, McGivern CL, Cunningham PN, Chon WJ, Josephson MA, Becker YT, Lee CS. Patient-Reported Barriers to the Prekidney Transplant Evaluation in an At-Risk Population in the United States. Prog Transplant. 2017 06; 27(2):131-138. PMID: 28617167.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Chen LX, Josephson MA, Hedeker D, Campbell KH, Stankus N, Saunders MR. A Clinical Prediction Score to Guide Referral of Elderly Dialysis Patients for Kidney Transplant Evaluation. Kidney Int Rep. 2017 Jul; 2(4):645-653. PMID: 28845472; PMCID: PMC5568833.
      Citations: 6     
    44. Liu Y, Vela M, Rudakevych T, Wigfield C, Garrity E, Saunders MR. Patient factors associated with lung transplant referral and waitlist for patients with cystic fibrosis and pulmonary fibrosis. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Mar; 36(3):264-271. PMID: 27773453; PMCID: PMC6628722.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Saunders MR, Vela MB. Determinants and Outcomes of Nephrology Care. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 06; 31(6):596. PMID: 26902241; PMCID: PMC4870424.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Saunders MR, Ricardo AC, Chen J, Chin MH, Lash JP. Association between insurance status and mortality in individuals with albuminuria: an observational cohort study. BMC Nephrol. 2016 Mar 09; 17:27. PMID: 26960447; PMCID: PMC4784311.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Saunders MR, Cifu A, Vela M. Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease. JAMA. 2015 Aug 11; 314(6):615-6. PMID: 26262800; PMCID: PMC4813784.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    48. Saunders MR, Kim SD, Patel N, Meltzer DO, Chin MH. Hospitalized patients frequently unaware of their chronic kidney disease. J Hosp Med. 2015 Sep; 10(9):619-22. PMID: 26014973; PMCID: PMC4560972.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Saunders MR, Lee H, Alexander GC, Tak HJ, Ross LF, Thistlethwaite JR. Racial disparities in reaching the renal transplant waitlist: is geography as important as race? Clin Transplant. 2015 Jun; 29(6):531-8. PMID: 25818547; PMCID: PMC5088709.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Lockwood M, Saunders M, Josephson MA, Becker YT, Lee C. Determinants of frequent Internet use in an urban kidney transplant population in the United States: characterizing the digital divide. Prog Transplant. 2015 Mar; 25(1):9-17. PMID: 25758795.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Saunders MR, Lee H, Maene C, Schuble T, Cagney KA. Proximity Does Not Equal Access: Racial Disparities in Access to High Quality Dialysis Facilities. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2014 Dec 01; 1(4):291-299. PMID: 25419509; PMCID: PMC4238970.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    
    52. Lockwood MB, Saunders MR, Lee CS, Becker YT, Josephson MA, Chon WJ. Kidney transplant and the digital divide: is information and communication technology a barrier or a bridge to transplant for African Americans? Prog Transplant. 2013 Dec; 23(4):302-9. PMID: 24311393.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Saunders MR, Chin MH. Variation in dialysis quality measures by facility, neighborhood, and region. Med Care. 2013 May; 51(5):413-7. PMID: 23579351; PMCID: PMC3651911.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Watson KT, Roberts NM, Saunders MR. Factors Associated with Anxiety and Depression among African American and White Women. ISRN Psychiatry. 2012; 2012:432321. PMID: 23738202; PMCID: PMC3658591.
      Citations: 4     
    55. Saunders MR, Cagney KA, Ross LF, Alexander GC. Neighborhood poverty, racial composition and renal transplant waitlist. Am J Transplant. 2010 Aug; 10(8):1912-7. PMID: 20659097.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Saunders MR, Alexander GC. Turning and churning: loss of health insurance among adults in Medicaid. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Jan; 24(1):133-4. PMID: 19096899; PMCID: PMC2607514.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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