Diana Zepeda-Orozco, MD

Diana Zepeda Orozco

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Diana Zepeda-Orozco, MD, is the Co-Director of the Acute Kidney Injury program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Principal Investigator in the Kidney and Urinary Tract Research Center within The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, an Attending Physician for the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Zepeda-Orozco earned her medical degree at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. She performed her Pediatrics training at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, and her Pediatric Nephrology and Renal Transplant Fellowships at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas. After completion of her fellowships, she was recruited to the University of Iowa as Director of the Pediatric Kidney Transplant program. During that time, she did her Master of Science in Translational Biomedicine.

Dr. Zepeda-Orozco joined Nationwide Children’s hospital in 2020. Her laboratory studies mitochondrial contributions to kidney injury. With her training, Dr. Zepeda-Orozco is interested in developing novel mitochondrial therapeutic approaches to prevent and treat kidney injury with deep understanding of the pathophysiology using murine pre-clinical models of kidney injury. As a physician scientist, she is devoted to the development of novel diagnostic approaches that will facilitate targeted treatment for kidney injury using clinical samples.

Outside work, Dr. Zepeda-Orozco enjoys outdoor activities with her family, cooking and eating different types of foods, and reading a good book.

Academic and Clinical Areas

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 02/28/2020

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Date Completed: 06/30/2012
Fellowship University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Date Completed: 07/30/2011
Residency Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/2008
Medical School University of Guadalajara Date Completed: 08/01/2004
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