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About Our Pediatric Nephrology Program

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 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 


One of the key missions of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology is to extend the knowledge of pathophysiology of renal disease through basic laboratory and clinical research. Key nephrology research includes an investigative focus on:

  • Nephropathy in type 1 diabetes
  • Nephropathy in pediatric renal transplantation outcomes
  • Proteinuria
  • Hypertension
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis
  • Dysnatremias 

Pediatric Nephrology Publications from UPMC

Pediatric Subspecialties