Undergraduate Degree

  • Queens College, City University of New York , 1993 , Valhalla , NY

Medical School

  • New York Medical College , 1997 , Valhalla , NY


  • David Grant USAF Medical Center , 1998 , Fairfield , CA


  • David Grant USAF Medical Center , 2001 , Fairfield , CA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2006 , Boston , MA


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.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology


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  1. Re-transplantation in pediatric patients with failure of primary transplant due to recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: A pediatric nephrology research consortium study. Pediatr Transplant. 2021 Nov; 25(7):e14085. View abstract
  2. A hemodialysis patient with difficulty ambulating: Questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 2021 Jul; 36(7):2069-2070. View abstract
  3. A hemodialysis patient with difficulty ambulating: Answers. Pediatr Nephrol. 2021 Jul; 36(7):2071-2073. View abstract
  4. Toddler With New Onset Diabetes and Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome in the Setting of COVID-19. Pediatrics. 2021 02; 147(2). View abstract
  5. Mutations of the Transcriptional Corepressor ZMYM2 Cause Syndromic Urinary Tract Malformations. Am J Hum Genet. 2020 10 01; 107(4):727-742. View abstract
  6. Electronic Alerts to Identify Acute Kidney Injury in Children: Promises and Pitfalls. J Pediatr. 2020 05; 220:9-11. View abstract
  7. Clinical significance of incidentally discovered renal cysts in pediatric patients. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2019 08; 44(8):2835-2840. View abstract
  8. Promoting Emotional Well-Being Through an Innovative Personal and Professional Development Curriculum for Pediatric Residents. Med Sci Educ. 2019 Dec; 29(4):899-900. View abstract
  9. Whole-Exome Sequencing Enables a Precision Medicine Approach for Kidney Transplant Recipients. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 02; 30(2):201-215. View abstract
  10. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies Causative Mutations in Families with Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 09; 29(9):2348-2361. View abstract
  11. Whole Exome Sequencing Reveals a Monogenic Cause of Disease in ˜43% of 35 Families With Midaortic Syndrome. Hypertension. 2018 04; 71(4):691-699. View abstract
  12. Whole Exome Sequencing of Patients with Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 01 06; 13(1):53-62. View abstract
  13. Whole exome sequencing frequently detects a monogenic cause in early onset nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis. Kidney Int. 2018 01; 93(1):204-213. View abstract
  14. Bilateral native nephrectomy reduces systemic oxalate level after combined liver-kidney transplant: A case report. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 May; 21(3). View abstract
  15. Granulomatous interstitial nephritis as a manifestation of Crohn disease. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Jan; 138(1):125-7. View abstract
  16. Sensenbrenner syndrome (Cranioectodermal dysplasia): clinical and molecular analyses of 39 patients including two new patients. . 2013 Nov; 161A(11):2762-76. View abstract
  17. Myocardial tissue remodeling in adolescent obesity. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Aug 20; 2(4):e000279. View abstract
  18. A severely immunocompromised child with uncomplicated oseltamivir-resistant 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza infection. Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Aug; 16(5):E158-61. View abstract
  19. 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. View abstract
  20. Hypertension in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Kiessling SG, Goebel J, Somers MJ, editors. Pediatric Nephrology in the ICU. 2009; 171-182. View abstract
  21. The potential for tolerance in pediatric renal transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2008 Oct; 13(5):489-94. View abstract
  22. Urine proteomic profiling to identify biomarkers of steroid resistance in pediatric nephrotic syndrome. Expert Rev Proteomics. 2008 Oct; 5(5):715-9. View abstract
  23. The need for tolerance in pediatric organ transplantation. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun; 121(6):1258-60. View abstract
  24. Outcome of management strategies for BK virus replication in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2008 Mar; 12(2):180-6. View abstract
  25. Urinary proteome profiling to search for biomarkers in steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Contrib Nephrol. 2008; 160:29-36. View abstract
  26. Proteomic analysis in pediatric renal disease. Semin Nephrol. 2007 Nov; 27(6):652-7. View abstract
  27. Hypertension. Zaoutis LB & Chiang VW, editors. Comprehensive Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine. 2007; 167-172. View abstract
  28. Urea Kinetic Modeling for Hemodialysis Presrciption in Children. Nissenson AR & Fine RN, editors. Handbook of Dialysis Therapy. 2007; 1271-1279. View abstract
  29. Angiogenesis Inhibition by Thrombospondin-1 in Cyclophosphamide-Treated Pediatric Nephrotic Syndrome [abstract]. Pediatric Research. 2007. View abstract
  30. Urine proteomic profiling of pediatric nephrotic syndrome. Pediatr Nephrol. 2006 Sep; 21(9):1257-65. View abstract
  31. Central nervous system lymphoproliferative disorder in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2006 Jun; 10(4):505-12. View abstract
  32. SELDI-TOF MS of quadruplicate urine and serum samples to evaluate changes related to storage conditions. Proteomics. 2006 Mar; 6(5):1676-80. View abstract
  33. Urine Biomarkers Predictive of Steroid Resistance in Nephrotic Syndrome [abstract]. Pediatric Research. 2006. View abstract
  34. Transplantation proteomics. Pediatr Transplant. 2005 Dec; 9(6):700-11. View abstract
  35. Index of suspicion. Case 2. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Pediatr Rev. 2000 Jan; 21(1):20, 23-4. View abstract