The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides outpatient and inpatient consultation for Children's Medical Center, with pediatric nephrologists available 24 hours/day and seven days/week to evaluate and treat patients with renal abnormalities. Children’s Medical Center was ranked 16th nationally in Pediatric Nephrology by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019.
Faculty provide renal replacement therapy in patients from birth through adolescence. A hemodialysis unit and a training program for home peritoneal dialysis (CAPD/CCPD) are staffed by nephrology nurses. Currently, the Division cares for 60-70 patients with end stage renal disease, which places it among the three largest providers of such care for children in the United States. Two additional nurses work full-time to coordinate transplant planning and follow-up activities. Our Division has its own social worker, dietitian, and child life specialist.
In addition to providing inpatient services for patients with chronic kidney disease and dialysis requiring hospitalization, the Division also admits and cares for patients who have received renal transplants. This includes patients who have new renal transplants, and those who have complications from a transplant such as rejection or opportunistic infection.
The Division provides testing services for children with chronic kidney disease and disorders of bone and mineral metabolism. These services are directed by Dr. Mouin Seikaly and include:
- Blood Pressure
- Bone Mineral Density
- Renal Function