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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Mina Matsuda-Abedini, MDCM, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Part-time Staff Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-7654 x 201701
Fax: 416-813-6271
Email: mina.matsuda-abedini@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Mina Matsuda-Abedini joined the Division of Nephrology at The Hospital for Sick Children in 2012, as a part-time Staff Physician and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Dr. Matsuda-Abedini attended medical school at McGill University and completed her specialty training in Paediatrics at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Paediatric Nephrology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She was a Staff Pediatric Nephrologist at B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver for seven years prior to joining the division at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Academic Background

Degrees, Diplomas and Certifications

1999 MDCM, McGill University, Montreal

2002 Pediatric Residency, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal

2003 Advanced Training in Clinical Research Certificate, University of California San Francisco

2005 Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology, University of California San Francisco

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), Specialist Certification  in Nephrology (2006)

Research Interests

Clinical Interests

• Staff physician, Division of Nephrology (The Hospital for Sick Children)
• Dr. Matsuda-Abedini is one of two nephrologists who directs the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinic together with other allied health professionals.
• Dr. Matsuda-Abedini also has a particular interest in Transition Care, and participates in the Transition Care of Renal Transplant Recipients, and was involved in the development of a Young Adult Renal Transplant Clinic at Toronto General Hospital.



1) Prestidge C, Romann A, Djurdjev O, Matsuda-Abedini M. Utility and Cost of a Renal Transplant Transition Clinic. Pediatr Nephrol 2012 (IF 2.939); 27(2): 295-302.

2) Humphreys RA, Wong HHL, Milner R, Matsuda-Abedini M. Pregnancy outcomes among solid organ transplant recipients in British Columbia. J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2012 May; 34(5): 416-24

3) Davis ID, Greenbaum LA, Gipson D, Wu LL, Sinha R, Matsuda-Abedini M, Emancipator JL, Lane JC, Hodgkins K, Nailescu C, Barletta GM, Arora S, Mahan JD, Rosen CL. Prevalence of Sleep Disturbances in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease. Pediatr Nephrol 2011 (Epub).

4) Sinha R, Davis I, Matsuda-Abedini M. Sleep disturbances among children and adolescents with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease. Arch of Pediatr. 2009 Sept; 163(9): 850-5.

5) Matsuda-Abedini M, Al-AlSHeikh K, Hurley RM, Matsell DG, Chow, J, Carter JE, Lirenman DS. Outcome of kidney transplantation in Canadian Aboriginal children in the province of British Columbia. Pediatr Transplant 2008 Nov 1.

6) Oremus M, Zeidler J, Ensom MH, Matsuda-Abedini M, Balion C, Booker L, Archer C, Raina P. Utility of monitoring mycophenolic acid in solid organ transplant patients. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2008 Feb;(164):1-131. Review.

7) White CT, Schisler T, Er L, Djurdjev O, Matsuda-Abedini M. CKD Following Kidney Transplantation in Children and Adolescents. Am J Kidney Dis. 2008 Jun;51(6):996-1004.

8) Matsuda-Abedini M, Portale AA, Shah A, Neuhaus J, McEnhill M, Mathias RS. Persistent Secondary Hyperparathyroidism after Renal Transplantation in Children. Pediatr Nephrol 2006 Mar;21(3):413-8

9) Feldman BJ*, Rosenthal SM*, Vargas GA, Fenwick RG, Huang EA, Matsuda-Abedini M, Lustig RH, Mathias RS, Portale AA, Miller WL, Gitelman SE. Nephrogenic Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis. N Engl J of Med 2005 May 5;352(18): 1884-90.