Rowena Delos Santos, MD

Rowena Delos Santos, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Transplant Nephrology, Division of Nephrology

Additional Titles

  • Director, Nephrology Transplant Fellowship

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Patients seen at

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Center for Advanced Medicine

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Barnes-Jewish Kidney Transplant Center

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Center for Advanced Medicine, South County

Mailing Address

Division of Nephrology

  • Mailing Address: 660 S. Euclid Ave., CB 8126
    St. Louis, MO 63110


  • BA, Biology and Theology, summa cum laude: Creighton University, Omaha, NE (1996-2000)
  • MD: Creighton University, Omaha, NE (2000-2004)
  • MS, Clinical Research: Oregon Health and Science University (2012)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2004-2007)
  • Fellowship, Nephrology and Hypertension: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (2008-2011)
  • Fellowship, Transplant Nephrology: Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR (2011-2012)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Nephrology, 2010


Summa cum Laude Graduate, Creighton University

Second place Poster competition, American College of Physicians, Nebraska Chapter

Alpha Omega Alpha

Clinical Interests

  • Pancreas and kidney transplant and ABO incompatible transplants
  • Immunosuppression management
  • Infectious complications in transplantation
  • Treatment and prevention of transplant rejection
  • Recurrence of primary renal diseases in the transplanted kidney
  • Pregnancy in the kidney transplant recipient
  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) and kidney transplant
  • Heritable diseases and kidney transplant

Research Interests

  • Transplant outcomes – cardiovascular, infectious complications
  • Transplant rejection
  • Recurrence of primary diseases in the transplanted population

Dr. Delos Santos also has interests in multicenter trials, where she is a site investigator on new medications or treatment options that could improve the care of kidney transplant recipients. Interests include interventional studies whose aims are to mitigate the complications that occurs post transplantation.