S. Paul Hmiel, M.D., Ph.D.  hmiel@kids.wustl.edu

Professor of Pediatrics, Nephrology
Patient Oriented Research UnitNephrology

phone: 314-464-6134


  • B.S., Case Western Reserve University 1980
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University 1987
  • M.D., Case Western Reserve University1989
  • MSc, Churchill College, University of Cambridge 1981


  • Resident , St Louis Children's Hospital1989 - 1991
  • Fellow, St. Louis Children's Hospital1991 - 1994

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, State License1993
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Nephrology Certificate #000467 (recert in 2014)2002
  • Pediatrics Board Certificate #053551/American Board of Pediatrics (Recert in 2008)2008
  • IL, State License2014
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine - Clinical Informatics2016


  • Churchill Scholar, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK1980
  • Saunders Award in Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University1989
  • Upjohn Award in Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University1989
  • National Kidney Foundation of Eastern Missouri and MetroEast, Research Fellow1992 - 1993
  • National Kidney Foundation/American Society of Nephrology/Pfizer Fellow1993 - 1994
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Pediatric Residents of St Louis Children's Hospital2001
  • Outstanding Division Teaching Award, Pediatric Residents of St Louis Children's Hospital, MO2002 - 2003
  • Outstanding Division Teaching Award, Pediatric Residents of St Louis Children's Hospital, MO2003 - 2004
  • Outstanding Subspecialty Teaching Award, Pediatric Residents of St Louis Childrens Hospital2005 - 2006
  • Best Doctors in America2005 - 2016
  • Outstanding Subspecialty Teaching Award, Pediatric Residents of St Louis Childrens Hospital2015 - 2016

Selected Publications view all (10)

  1. Kullgren KA, Scholl P, Kidwell KM, Hmiel SP. Using an interactive water bottle to target fluid adherence in pediatric kidney transplant recipients: a pilot study. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(1):35-41. doi:10.1111/petr.12385  PMID:25388882  
  2. Warejko JK, Hmiel SP. Single-center experience in pediatric renal transplantation using thymoglobulin induction and steroid minimization. Pediatr Transplant. 2014;18(8):816-21. doi:10.1111/petr.12374  PMID:25311592  
  3. Said A, Hmiel P, Goldsmith M, Dietzen D, Hartman ME. Successful use of plasma exchange for profound hemolysis in a child with loxoscelism. Pediatrics. 2014;134(5):e1464-7. doi:10.1542/peds.2013-3338  PMID:25349320  
  4. Davis TK, Hmiel P. Pediatric Hematuria Remains a Clinical Dilemma. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014. doi:10.1177/0009922814551137  PMID:25253774  
  5. Davis TK, Neumayr T, Geile K, Doctor A, Hmeil P. Citrate anticoagulation during continuous renal replacement therapy in pediatric critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014;15(5):471-85. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000000148  PMID:24777299  
  6. Kullgren KA, Hmiel SP, Gevers A. Measuring family management of transplant tasks: the transplant responsibility questionnaire. Pediatr Transplant. 2013;17(3):307-14. doi:10.1111/petr.12064  PMID:23489734  
  7. Chatterjee R, Ramos E, Hoffman M, VanWinkle J, Martin DR, Davis TK, Hoshi M, Hmiel SP, Beck A, Hruska K, Coplen D, Liapis H, Mitra R, Druley T, Austin P, Jain S. Traditional and targeted exome sequencing reveals common, rare and novel functional deleterious variants in RET-signaling complex in a cohort of living US patients with urinary tract malformations. Hum Genet. 2012;131(11):1725-38. doi:10.1007/s00439-012-1181-3  PMCID:PMC3551468  PMID:22729463  
  8. Siebrasse EA, Bauer I, Holtz LR, Le BM, Lassa-Claxton S, Canter C, Hmiel P, Shenoy S, Sweet S, Turmelle Y, Shepherd R, Wang D. Human polyomaviruses in children undergoing transplantation, United States, 2008-2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18(10):1676-9. doi:10.3201/eid1810.120359  PMCID:PMC3471627  PMID:23017293  
  9. Dodson JL, Cohn SE, Cox C, Hmiel PS, Wood E, Mattoo TK, Warady BA, Furth SL. Urinary incontinence in the CKiD cohort and health related quality of life. J Urol. 2009;182(4 Suppl):2007-14. doi:10.1016/j.juro.2009.06.012  PMCID:PMC2950781  PMID:19695588  
  10. Hmiel SP, Canter C, Shepherd R, Lassa-Claxton S, Nadler M. Limitations of cyclosporine C2 monitoring in pediatric heart transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2007;11(5):524-9. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2007.00712.x  PMID:17631021