Michael Moritz, MD

Michael Moritz, MD

Pediatric Nephrology Bloomfield, PA

Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Office Address

  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
    4401 Penn Avenue
    Bloomfield, PA 15224
    Phone: (412) 692-5182
    Fax: (412) 692-7443

Michael Moritz, MD

Pediatric Nephrology Bloomfield, PA

Professor, Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


  • I am the Clinical Director of Pediatric Nephrology and Medical Director of Pediatric Dialysis of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. I am an authority on the epidemiology and management of hyponatremia and hypernatremia in both children and adults.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatric Nephrology: General Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Chronic Renal Failure and Dialysis, Pediatric Fluid and Electrolyte Disorder Nephrology, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Water-Electrolyte Balance

Education & Training

  • Baylor College of MedicineBaylor College of Medicine
  • University of ChicagoUniversity of Chicago
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineUniversity of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • University of MiamiUniversity of Miami

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License1999 - 2016
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatric Nephrology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
    • Best DoctorsPittsburgh Magazine, 2012
    • Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES)UPMC, 2006

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Red Man Syndrome following Intraperitoneal Vancomycin Is a Child with Peritonitis  Domis M, Moritz ML, Frontiers in Pediatrics, 6/1/2014
    • Preventing Breastfeeding-associated Hypernatremia: An Argument for Supplemental Feeding  Moritz ML, Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed, 9/1/2013
    • Ecstacy-associated Hyponatremia: Why Are Women at Risk?  Moritz ML, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Ayus JC, Nephrol Dial Transplant, 9/1/2013

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Renal and Metabolic Disorders Chapter: Renal Disorders in Pediatrics Page 119 - 130
      Nguyen C, Moritz ML
      Editors: Kellum JA, Cerda J.Oxford University Press
    • Pediatric Nephrology: A Handbook for Training Health Care Providers Chapter: Disorders in Sodium and Potassium Page 651 - 681
      Moritz ML
      Editors: Silverstein DM, Symons JM, Alon US.World Scientific Publishing, Singapore
    • Pediatric Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review Chapter: Fluid/Electrolyt/Acid-Base Abnormalities Page 734 - 764
      Moritz ML
      Editors: LuckingSE, Maffei FA, Tamburro RF, Thomas NJ.Springer


    • Guidelines for Management of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Contamination Shah S, Lander E, Moritz ML, 33rd Annual Conference on Dialysis, 1/1/2013
    • Hospital Pharmacy Guideline for Administration of 3% Sodium Chloride in Children Shah S, Goff J, Ayus JC, Moritz ML, American Society of Nephrology: Renal Week, 1/1/2011
    • Associated Factors for Hyponatremia in Surgical Correction of Craniosynostosis in Children M.R. Bykowski, S. Naran, L. Grunwaldt, E. Schmitt, M. Moritz, F. Cladis, J.E. Losee, Oral presentation to Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland, OH, 5/14/2010


    • Three Rivers Chapter: "The History of Pediatric Dialysis" West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA - 3/30/2014
    • The Ins and Outs of Pediatric Dialysis Pittsburgh, PA - 1/9/2014
    • Everything You Wanted to Know About Pediatric Dialysis but Were Afraid to Ask Pittsburgh, PA - 11/14/2013


    • Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Hyponatremia in the Hospitalized Patient Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Hyponatremia in the Hospitalized Patient
      Baltimore, MD - 12/3/2010
    • Hospital-acquired Hyponatremia: Prevention is Key Institute for Safe Medical Practices Canada, Web Seminar

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