Eduardo M. Perelstein, M.D., M.P.H

Eduardo M. Perelstein, M.D., M.P.H Specialties: Pediatric Nephrology

Eduardo M. Perelstein, M.D., M.P.H
Specialties: Pediatric Nephrology
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About Eduardo M. Perelstein, M.D., M.P.H

Eduardo M. Perelstein, MD, MPH, is Director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics, Weill Cornell Medical College.   He is also Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College.  Dr. Perelstein has more than 35 years experience in the diagnosis and management of children with all kinds of kidney diseases, including end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation.   In addition, he also cares for children with high blood pressure, as well as fluid/electrolyte disorders.   His board certifications are in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology.  Dr. Perelstein received his M.D. at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also completed his residency in pediatrics.  He continued his training in pediatric nephrology at Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he completed a one-year clinical fellowship, and at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he completed two additional years of fellowship training.   In 2009, he completed his Masters in Public Health (MPH) at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.Research Focus  In addition to his clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Perelstein is interested in several areas of research:mechanisms of progression of kidney disease and probable prevention of progression with different medications;evaluation of renal functional reserve in different glomerulopathies and in offspring of hypertensive parents;treatment of steriod-responsive nephrotic-syndrome; management of anemia in chronic kidney disease; andnovel therapy for hemolytic-uremic syndrome and membranoproliferative glomerulenephritis

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital


  • Chronic Glomerular Diseases

  • Electrolyte Disorder

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) and TTP

  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

  • Kidney Disease

  • Nephrotic Syndrome

  • Pediatric Glomerulonephritis


  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Medical School: Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatrics