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Cristin Duongba Wendel Kaspar, MD, MS-Biostatistics, MS-Physiology

Assistant professor

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Pediatric Nephrology, General Pediatrics


Fredericksburg Multispecialty Center
10528 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Areas of interest

Sickle cell nephropathy
Uric acid derangements
Chronic kidney disease


Dr. Kaspar joined the faculty practice in 2017. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

Major grant funding: VCU Center for Clinical Translational Research - Allopurinol Clinical Trial in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease; Children's Hospital Foundation - Sickle Cell Uric Acid Derangements


Residency CHoR at VCU Medical Center
Medical School University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Fellowship CHoR at VCU Medical Center

Research interests

Understanding and preventing sickle cell nephropathy Preventing progression of chronic kidney disease Understanding the effects of hyperuricemia (High Uric Acid) on Inflammation and kidney injury Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract Quality Improvement


  • Kaspar CDW, Beach I, Newlin J, Sisler I, Feig D, Smith W. Hyperuricemia is associated with a lower glomerular filtration rate in pediatric sickle cell disease patients. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020;35(5):883-889. doi:10.1007/s00467-019-04432-2
  • Kaspar CDW, Ghosh SS, Lo M, et al. (2019) A Pilot Study Comparing Uric Acid and Biomarkers of Renal Injury and Inflammation in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease at Vaso-Occlusive Crisis and Steady State. Ann Nephrol 2019;4(1):39-46. doi:10.36959/832/398
  • Kaspar CDW, Sanderson K, Ozen S, Verghese P, Lo M, Bunchman TE, Wenderfer S, Kidd, J. Pediatric Nephrology and Rheumatology Practice Patterns in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: A Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium Study. International Journal of Nephrology. Aug 5 2018. PMID 30155302

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  • Specialty: Pediatric Nephrolog
physician practice phone number(540) 891-3173       

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Clinical Interests

  • Sickle cell nephropathy
  • Uric acid derangements
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hydronephrosis

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