Trusted Nephrology (Kidney) Care at Children's National: Why Choose Us?
At Children’s National, we are proud to have one of the largest and most experienced nephrology divisions in the country. Our 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.
Conditions We Treat
Nationally Recognized for Excellent 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 meet with the program's medical and surgical directors, the transplant and financial coordinators, renal social worker and renal nutritionist, who can answer all questions related to the procedure and follow-up care.
Living Kidney Donation
If you are considering becoming a living kidney donor, visit our Living Kidney Donation page.
Improving Quality Care and Research
We are committed to providing quality care and improving treatment and outcomes for children with kidney disease; 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).