Pediatric Nephrology

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology is the main provider of clinical services at Children's Medical Center for children with renal disease and hypertension. At the same time, we are also committed to the training of outstanding physicians and scientists, as well as discovery of new knowledge that will help tomorrow’s patients.

As Interim Chief, Dr. Jyothsna Gattenini leads the Division, which is composed of ten pediatric nephrologists who care for all types of renal problems.

Excellence in Patient Care

The clinical expertise of our faculty encompasses all aspects of renal disease and fluid and electrolyte abnormalities. More than 12 renal transplants in children are performed each year, making ours one of the largest pediatric centers for the treatment of end-stage renal disease in children in the United States. Patients with renal disorders are referred to us from all over North Texas, as well as parts of Louisiana and Oklahoma. Nephrology inpatient and outpatient services are dedicated to the treatment of children with these diseases. Learn more about the excellence of our patient care. 

Leadership in Research

All Pediatric Nephrology faculty have active research programs. We have several individual National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, are part of an NIH Training Grant, and host the UT Southwestern O’Brien Kidney Research Core Center. Division faculty publish more than 10 original manuscripts per year, as well as reviews and chapters for many major nephrology and pediatric texts. Dr. Michel Baum is editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatric Nephrology. Learn more about our state-of-the-art research.

Education of Future Leaders

Faculty teach pediatric nephrology fellows, pediatric residents, and medical students. Our Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is funded in part by an NIH Training Grant as well as an NIH Pediatric Physician Scientist Program Award. Learn more about our education and training programs.