University of Nebraska Medical Center

Melissa Muff-Luett, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology

Melissa Muff-Luett, MD

Dr. Melissa Muff-Luett has dedicated her time and efforts to growing and advancing the pediatric nephrology division and pediatric dialysis services at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center-Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center with the goal of providing the highest standard of dialysis care for the children of Nebraska and Western Iowa. As the Medical Director of Pediatric Dialysis, she spearheaded the development of a dedicated pediatric dialysis program at Children’s Hospital including the addition of home dialysis therapies, CarpediemTM, and plasmapheresis services. Dr. Muff-Luett’s primary clinical interest is in the care of infants on dialysis. Her desire to improve the outcome of this vulnerable population and overcome the challenges associated with dialyzing the smallest pediatric patients, has driven her to pursue research in neonatal dialysis. She is the PI of a study through the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium entitled COntemporary Infant and Neonatal Dialysis study (COINED). This is a multi-center retrospective study to examine neonatal dialysis practice patterns including modalities, patient demographics, dialysis indications and complications. Additionally, she is an active participant in multicenter dialysis collaboratives including SCOPE, WE-ROCK, and ICONIC with the desire to advance dialysis care for children requiring dialysis. Dr. Muff-Luett is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

About Dr. Muff-Luett


Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota 

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa

Research Interests

-Neonatal Dialysis

-Pediatric Dialysis Quality Improvement

Board Certifications

-American Board of Pediatrics

-American Board of Pediatrics- Subboard of Pediatric Nephrology

Professional Organizations
-Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (CKD/Dialysis Committee Co-Chair and Site Lead)

-Children’s Hospital Association Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric Endstage Kidney Disease (SCOPE)

-American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN)

-American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN)

-American Academy of Pediatrics

-Renal Physicians Association

-American Society of Apheresis

Honors and Awards

-University of Nebraska Medical Center iLEAD Leadership Program

-Premier Doctors- Nephrology, Omaha Magazine                 

-2015 Presentation Award - American Society of Pediatric Nephrology

Active Grants
Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) Grant Review Committee Grant “Neonatal Dialysis Practices and Outcomes”