Krista Lentine, MD, MS

KristaLentineMDAssociate Professor
   >> Internal Medicine (Division of Nephrology)
Office: (314) 977-9477
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3545 Lafayette Ave, Salus Center
St. Louis, MO 63104

Publications list


Dr. Lentine is Associate Professor of Medicine at Saint Louis University with appointments to the Division of Nephrology and the Center for Outcomes Research.  A California native, Dr. Lentine earned her MD degree from Stanford University in 1998, and subsequently completed an Internal Medicine residency (2001), general Nephrology fellowship (2003), and master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology (awarded 2004) at Stanford. Upon moving to St. Louis in 2003, Dr. Lentine pursued additional fellowship training focused in kidney transplant epidemiology and outcomes at Washington University. She joined the faculty of Saint Louis University in October 2004.

Dr. Lentine has earned commendations and grant support for her research efforts including the 2004 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Award from the American Kidney Fund, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Award for Clinical Research, and a five-year Career Development (K-series) Award from the NIH National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases. She has published articles in a variety of major journals focused on kidney disease, transplantation and internal medicine, including the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Transplantation, Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation.

At present, Dr. Lentine’s research agenda focuses on describing the epidemiology and outcomes of clinical complications after kidney transplantation, particularly cardiovascular disease events. She has broad interests in health care utilization and outcomes in patients with chronic kidney and end-stage renal diseases.

Outside of work, Dr. Lentine enjoys digital photography and running after her three children.

Research Experience and Interests

• Kidney transplantation
• Cardiovascular disease
• Chronic kidney disease
• End stage renal disease

Education and Training

B.S. Stanford University (biology)
B.A. Stanford University (psychology)
M.D. Stanford University
M.S. Stanford University (clinical epidemiology)

Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, Stanford University
Clinical Fellowship in Nephrology, Stanford University
Research Fellowship in Nephrology, Clinical Investigator Track,  Stanford University
Research Fellowship in Nephrology, Transplant Outcomes, Washington University in St. Louis

Professional Memberships

American Society of Nephrology (FASN)
American College of Physicians
American Society of Transplantation
Sigma Xi Scientific Society

Journal Editorial and Review Service 

Associate Editor, Archives of Medical Science
Peer Reviewer, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, American Journal of Nephrology, American Journal of Transplantation, Clinical Drug Investigation, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, International Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation, Transplant International

 Selected Publications Publications list

(Click Publications button at right for a complete listing of >50 Medline-referenced articles)

Lentine KL, Schnitzler MA, Abbott KC, Bramesfeld K, Buchanan PM, Brennan DC. Sensitivity of Medicare Billing Claims for Cardiovascular Diagnoses and Procedures among Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Comparison of Claims-based Case Definitions.  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009; 4:1213-21.PMID: 19541817       

Lentine KL, Perkins RM, Abbott KC.  Predictors of Transplant Outcomes.  In “Evidence-based Nephrology”.  Molony D and Craig J (eds). Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom, January 2009. ISBN: 978-1-4051-3975-5

Lentine KL,  Rocca Rey LA, Bacchi G, Wasi N, Schmitz L, Salvalaggio PR, Abbott KC, Schnitzler MC, Neri L, Brennan DC.  Obesity and cardiac risk after kidney transplantation: Experience at one center and comprehensive literature review. Transplantation. 2008;86:303-312.  PMID: 18645495. NIHMSID: 84835

Lentine KL, Schnitzler MA, Brennan DC, Snyder JJ, Hauptman PJ, Abbott KC, Axelrod D, Salvalaggio PR, Kasiske BL.   Cardiac evaluation before kidney transplantation: A practice patterns analysis in Medicare-insured dialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008;3:1115-1124.  PMID: 18417743

Lentine KL, Rocca LA, Koli S, Bacci J, Schnitzler MA, Abbbott KC,  Xiao H, Brennan DC.  Variations in the risk for cerebrovascular events after kidney transplant compared with experience on the waiting list and after graft failure. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008;3:1090-1101. PMID: 18385393

Lentine KL, Schnitzler MA, Abbott KC, Li L, Burroughs TE, Irish W, Brennan DC. De novo congestive heart failure after kidney transplantation: a common condition with poor prognostic implications. Am J Kidney Dis 2005;46:720-733. PMID: 16183428

Lentine KL, Brennan DC, Schnitzler MA. Incidence and predictors of myocardial infarction after kidney transplantation in the United States.  J Am Soc Nephrol 2005;16:496-506. PMID: 15615820

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