The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children's Hospital of PIttsburgh of UPMC provides a full range of services for the evaluation and management of children with simple or complex nephrologic or urologic disorders, including:

  • Complex and serious disorders resulting in end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis and/or transplantation
  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria
  • Pediatric hypertension
  • Proteinuria
  • Urinary tract infections

The staff is well equipped to provide both acute and chronic management of various kidney problems, and consultative services to other departments within the hospital and to community physicians. Inpatient and outpatient consultations are available for children with electrolyte and acid-base disorders. The division offers specialized procedures for renal replacement therapy including peritoneal dialysis and hemofiltration/hemo-diafiltration (CAVH/CVVH) for acute inpatients.

Staff members work closely with urologic and pediatric surgeons to provide comprehensive management of patients.

Nephrology Research
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children's Hosipital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is one of the leading programs in nation in both basic and clinical research. Our faculty is involved in a broad range of research activities which enhances both clinical care and medical education.

Nephrology Fellowship Program
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology offers a three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program with two positions per year. The training program is funded with a prestigious NIH T32 training grant.  It offers outstanding opportunities for both clinical and research training.

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children’s Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient’s visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.

The referring physician should supply:

  • All medical summaries
  • Radiologic studies, including films and reports
  • Biopsy materials (when available)



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