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Pediatric Kidney Care

Our team of providers, including nephrologists (kidney doctors), nurses, school specialists, social workers and nutritionists, work together to help children with kidney disease and their families.

Kidney disease in children may show up in prenatal ultrasounds, or it may not be noticed until the teen years. Either way, these conditions can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family.

A Team for Children with Kidney Disease

Our team of providers, including nephrologists (kidney doctors), nurses, school specialists, social workers and nutritionists, work together to help children with kidney disease and their families. We help children manage their conditions and have as normal a lifestyle as possible. We also work closely with UVA’s pediatric urologists to treat children with combinations of kidney and urinary tract disorders.

We provide the latest testing and treatment options for infants, children and adolescents with all forms of congenital and acquired kidney disease.

Pediatric Kidney Disease

Our pediatric kidney disease services include:

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Apheresis services
  • Pamidronate therapy

Peritoneal Dialysis: At-Home Dialysis

We offer peritoneal dialysis, a method of dialysis that can be done at home during the night while your child is asleep. Our nurses train parents to do the procedure, which reduces the number of visits to the hospital and gives children a more normal lifestyle.

Clinic for Cardiovascular Health

We provide comprehensive care for patients with obesity, cholesterol disorders (hyperlipidemia), early diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension).

Kidney Transplants 

Our kidney transplant program is one of the busiest in Virginia, combining more than 40 years of experience with the latest research and technologies.

Leaders in Research

Our doctors are national leaders in the field of children’s kidney care, conducting research that may lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of kidney disorders. Children have the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials, giving them access to the newest medications and treatments that are not yet available to the general public.

Beyond Charlottesville

We offer outreach clinics one day each month in Winchester (second Thursday of each month) and Orange (third Thursday of each month). Appointments can be made by calling 434.924.2096.