Welcome to the Section of Pediatric Nephrology
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology is committed to providing comprehensive medical care to infants, children and adolescents with kidney disease, hypertension, and voiding dysfunction. Our services are located at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin main campus, where we staff the inpatient nephrology service, consultation service, and provide outpatient care to patients from the entire state of Wisconsin, Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Illinois. The care of patients traveling from across the country is coordinated in a family centered way. Our dedicated team consists of 6 board-certified physicians, nurses, dietitians, social worker, pharmacologist, psychologists, and surgeons. We strive to provide expert and compassionate care to patients with diseases such as nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, cystic kidney disease, prenatal abnormalities, metabolic bone disorders, congenital urinary tract disorders, urinary incontinence and hypertension. Other specialty clinics include Kidney Transplant, Dialysis, Voiding Improvement Program and Polycystic Kidney Disease Clinic.
Education of students, residents, and fellows is an important mission. Our entire faculty is recognized for their strong teaching effort and skills. We welcome students and residents to our nephrology elective and we strive to train fellows for a future workforce both as clinicians and researchers.
The Children’s Research Institute provides the infrastructure and resources for nephrology research. In addition, our program has been awarded the NIH Research Center Excellence in Pediatric Research award. Research highlights include biologic mechanisms in polycystic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, and hypertension in sickle cell disease. In addition, our center is an active participant in several studies such as NAPRTCS, NIH funded Chronic Kidney Disease in Children study, the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium, as well as several clinical pharmaceutical trials.