Avram Traum MD

Avram Traum, MD

Assistant in Medicine

Instructor in Pediatrics

    Contact: 617-355-6129
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Medical Services


  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


  • Nephrology


  • General Renal Program
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Experience and Education


Medical School

New York Medical College, 1997

Valhalla, NY


Travis Air Force Base, 1997-1999

Fairfield, CA


Boston Children's Hospital, 2003-2006

Boston, MA


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology

Professional History

Dr. Traum is originally from New York where he grew up and attended medical school at New York Medical College. After graduation in 1997, he went on active duty in the US Air Force and began his residency in Pediatrics at Travis AFB in northern California. He spent an additional year there as Chief Resident. He then moved east to Andrew AFB outside of Washington, DC where he spent two years as a General Pediatrician. In 2003, he moved to Boston for a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Boston Children's Hospital. He was a Pediatric Nephrologist at Massachusetts General Hospital from 2006-2015, then returned to Boston Children's in late 2015.

Aside from his clinical interests in the care of children with kidney disease and their families, Dr. Traum has also been involved in the education of medical students and residents. Along with colleagues, he developed and led a novel reflection curriculum for Pediatric Interns, focusing on promoting empathy, preventing burnout, and developing resilience during this early part of their professional identity formation and has promoted more interactive teaching for faculty and residents. His clinical interests span the full spectrum of kidney diseases, transplantation and hypertension.


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  1. Warejko JK, Schueler M, Vivante A, Tan W, Daga A, Lawson JA, Braun DA, Shril S, Amann K, Somers MJG, Rodig NM, Baum MA, Daouk G, Traum AZ, Kim HB, Vakili K, Porras D, Lock J, Rivkin MJ, Chaudry G, Smoot LB, Singh MN, Smith ER, Mane SM, Lifton RP, Stein DR, Ferguson MA, Hildebrandt F. Whole Exome Sequencing Reveals a Monogenic Cause of Disease in ˜43% of 35 Families With Midaortic Syndrome. Hypertension. 2018 Apr; 71(4):691-699.
  2. Warejko JK, Tan W, Daga A, Schapiro D, Lawson JA, Shril S, Lovric S, Ashraf S, Rao J, Hermle T, Jobst-Schwan T, Widmeier E, Majmundar AJ, Schneider R, Gee HY, Schmidt JM, Vivante A, van der Ven AT, Ityel H, Chen J, Sadowski CE, Kohl S, Pabst WL, Nakayama M, Somers MJG, Rodig NM, Daouk G, Baum M, Stein DR, Ferguson MA, Traum AZ, Soliman NA, Kari JA, El Desoky S, Fathy H, Zenker M, Bakkaloglu SA, Müller D, Noyan A, Ozaltin F, Cadnapaphornchai MA, Hashmi S, Hopcian J, Kopp JB, Benador N, Bockenhauer D, Bogdanovic R, Stajic N, Chernin G, Ettenger R, Fehrenbach H, Kemper M, Munarriz RL, Podracka L, Büscher R, Serdaroglu E, Tasic V, Mane S, Lifton RP, Braun DA, Hildebrandt F. Whole Exome Sequencing of Patients with Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jan 06; 13(1):53-62.
  3. Daga A, Majmundar AJ, Braun DA, Gee HY, Lawson JA, Shril S, Jobst-Schwan T, Vivante A, Schapiro D, Tan W, Warejko JK, Widmeier E, Nelson CP, Fathy HM, Gucev Z, Soliman NA, Hashmi S, Halbritter J, Halty M, Kari JA, El-Desoky S, Ferguson MA, Somers MJG, Traum AZ, Stein DR, Daouk GH, Rodig NM, Katz A, Hanna C, Schwaderer AL, Sayer JA, Wassner AJ, Mane S, Lifton RP, Milosevic D, Tasic V, Baum MA, Hildebrandt F. Whole exome sequencing frequently detects a monogenic cause in early onset nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis. Kidney Int. 2018 Jan; 93(1):204-213.
  4. Villani V, Gupta N, Elias N, Vagefi PA, Markmann JF, Paul E, Traum AZ, Yeh H. Bilateral native nephrectomy reduces systemic oxalate level after combined liver-kidney transplant: A case report. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 May; 21(3).
  5. Colvin RB, Traum AZ, Taheri D, Jafari M, Dolatkhah S. Granulomatous interstitial nephritis as a manifestation of Crohn disease. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Jan; 138(1):125-7.
  6. Lin AE, Traum AZ, Sahai I, Keppler-Noreuil K, Kukolich MK, Adam MP, Westra SJ, Arts HH. Sensenbrenner syndrome (Cranioectodermal dysplasia): clinical and molecular analyses of 39 patients including two new patients. Am J Med Genet A. 2013 Nov; 161A(11):2762-76.
  7. Shah RV, Abbasi SA, Neilan TG, Hulten E, Coelho-Filho O, Hoppin A, Levitsky L, de Ferranti S, Rhodes ET, Traum A, Goodman E, Feng H, Heydari B, Harris WS, Hoefner DM, McConnell JP, Seethamraju R, Rickers C, Kwong RY, Jerosch-Herold M. Myocardial tissue remodeling in adolescent obesity. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Aug 20; 2(4):e000279.
  8. Hyle EP, Shu B, Lindstrom S, Klimov A, Hancock K, Ferraro MJ, Traum AZ, Michelow IC. A severely immunocompromised child with uncomplicated oseltamivir-resistant 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza infection. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Aug; 16(5):E158-61.
  9. Binder WD, Traum AZ, Makar RS, Colvin RB. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 37-2010. A 16-year-old girl with confusion, anemia, and thrombocytopenia. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 09; 363(24):2352-61.
  10. Traum AZ, Somers MJ. Hypertension in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Kiessling SG, Goebel J, Somers MJ, editors. Pediatric Nephrology in the ICU. 2009; 171-182.
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  12. Traum AZ, Ko DS, Kawai T. The potential for tolerance in pediatric renal transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2008 Oct; 13(5):489-94.
  13. Traum AZ. Urine proteomic profiling to identify biomarkers of steroid resistance in pediatric nephrotic syndrome. Expert Rev Proteomics. 2008 Oct; 5(5):715-9.
  14. Traum AZ, Kawai T, Vacanti JP, Sachs DH, Cosimi AB, Madsen JC. The need for tolerance in pediatric organ transplantation. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun; 121(6):1258-60.
  15. Puliyanda DP, Toyoda M, Traum AZ, Flores FX, Jordan S, Moudgil A, Somers MJ. Outcome of management strategies for BK virus replication in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Mar; 12(2):180-6.
  16. Traum AZ, Schachter AD. Urinary proteome profiling to search for biomarkers in steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Contrib Nephrol. 2008; 160:29-36.
  17. Traum AZ, Schachter AD. Proteomic analysis in pediatric renal disease. Semin Nephrol. 2007 Nov; 27(6):652-7.
  18. Traum AZ, Somers MJ. Hypertension. Zaoutis LB & Chiang VW, editors. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine. 2007; 167-172.
  19. Traum AZ, Somers MJ. Urea Kinetic Modeling for Hemodialysis Presrciption in Children. Nissenson AR & Fine RN, editors. Handbook of Dialysis Therapy. 2007; 1271-1279.
  20. Traum AZ, Schachter AD. Angiogenesis Inhibition by Thrombospondin-1 in Cyclophosphamide-Treated Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome [abstract]. Pediatric Research. 2007.
  21. Khurana M, Traum AZ, Aivado M, Wells MP, Guerrero M, Grall F, Libermann TA, Schachter AD. Urine proteomic profiling of pediatric nephrotic syndrome. Pediatr Nephrol. 2006 Sep; 21(9):1257-65.
  22. Traum AZ, Rodig NM, Pilichowska ME, Somers MJ. Central nervous system lymphoproliferative disorder in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2006 Jun; 10(4):505-12.
  23. Traum AZ, Wells MP, Aivado M, Libermann TA, Ramoni MF, Schachter AD. SELDI-TOF MS of quadruplicate urine and serum samples to evaluate changes related to storage conditions. Proteomics. 2006 Mar; 6(5):1676-80.
  24. Traum AZ, Hekking B, Steen H, Schachter AD. Urine Biomarkers Predictive of Steroid Resistance in Nephrotic Syndrome [abstract]. Pediatric Research. 2006.
  25. Traum AZ, Schachter AD. Transplantation proteomics. Pediatr Transplant. 2005 Dec; 9(6):700-11.
  26. Traum A. Index of suspicion. Case 2. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Pediatr Rev. 2000 Jan; 21(1):20, 23-4.
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