The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides outpatient consults and inpatient hospitalization for children from infancy to adolescence who suffer from renal disease or hypertension (high blood pressure). We are able to provide kidney transplantation in addition to long-term and short-term dialysis treatments.

The Pediatric Nephrology team also provides prenatal consults for pre-birth problems of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) at the Center for Advanced Fetal Care and collaborates closely with the Division Pediatric Surgery to provide comprehensive management of children with urologic disease and kidney transplantation.

Patient Conditions We Treat

  • Kidney failure (chronic and acute)
  • Hypertension
  • Congenital kidney malformations
  • Hematuria 
  • Proteinuria 
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Renal insufficiency (chronic and acute)
  • Kidney stones
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

Specialized Treatments

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Water deprivation tests
  • Acid loading tests

Research Activities

  • North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Cooperative Studies (NAPRTCS)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Study (CKiD)
  • Pediatric Trials Network
  • Anti-hypertensive trials in children with hypertension and renal disease

Other Activities/Programs

  • Camp All-Stars for children with chronic kidney disease, dialysis and kidney transplants