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Whether your child has a common or complex kidney (renal) disease, the Division of Nephrology at Children's National has the expertise, experience and knowledge to provide the best possible care and support. With a multidisciplinary approach to care, our expert physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians and social workers work together to improve the quality of life for the families we serve. Our division is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top pediatric nephrology programs, with some of the best pediatric nephrologists in the country.

Our Providers

Our pediatric specialists provide personalized care for your child’s physical, mental and emotional health needs.

Contact Information

For appointments, please call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) and for information 202-476-2090.

Trusted Pediatric Nephrology (Kidney) Care at Children's National

At Children’s National, we are proud to have one of the largest and most experienced pediatric nephrology divisions in the country. Our pediatric nephrologists diagnose and treat children with kidney conditions at every stage, and we consistently offer innovative treatments. With more than 6,000 outpatient visits per year, this high volume translates to superior expertise in both common and complex kidney diseases.

The causes of kidney disease are varied in children and so is the impact that these diseases have on the normal functioning of the body. Our pediatric nephrologists understand the best way to treat a growing child and how to establish a personalized treatment plan that will last through adolescence and adulthood.

Current Patients

Schedule online

Current Nephrology patients can schedule appointments online at MyChildrensNational patient portal.

Conditions We Treat

Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

Nationally Recognized for Excellent Pediatric Nephrology Care

    The Division of Nephrology at Children’s National is one of the most active kidney transplant centers in the country and the region’s only Medicare-approved center for kidney transplants in children and teens. In fact, we perform more kidney transplants per year than any hospital in the mid-Atlantic region.

    The program ensures seamless care before and after your child's procedure. In collaboration with the transplant surgery division of Georgetown University Hospital, we offer comprehensive care for donor and recipient evaluation, as well as long-term management of kidney transplants. Our multidisciplinary team guides you through every stage of care and provides extensive education about the transplantation process and related testing.

    You'll meet with the program's medical and surgical directors, the transplant and financial coordinators, renal social worker and renal nutritionist, who can answer all of your questions related to the procedure and follow-up care.

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    Living Kidney Donation

    If you are considering becoming a living kidney donor, visit our Living Kidney Donation page.

    Preparing for Your Visit

    Patients should bring with them any medical information concerning their conditions (i.e., medical records, test results or X-rays). To speak with a member of our Nephrology Department, call us at 202-476-2090.

    Improving Quality Care and Research

    We are committed to providing quality care and improving treatment and outcomes for children with kidney disease. To that end, we participate in several national collaboratives that include SCOPE (standardizing outcomes to improve care in pediatric end stage renal disease), NAPRTCS (North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative) benchmarking project and CKID (chronic kidney disease).

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