Pediatric Nephrology (Kidney Disease)

We are Miami’s leaders in treating kidney disease in children with comprehensive care and a network of support.

Kidney disease can affect a child’s quality of life in so many different ways. That’s why the team from UHealth Jackson Children’s Care provides comprehensive evaluations for diagnosis and leading-edge treatment for infants, children, and adolescents with kidney disease.

Our experienced pediatric nephrology team – led by fellowship-trained, board-certified University of Miami Health System physicians and researchers – excel in the treatment of hypertension, kidney stones, nephritis and early renal failure in children.

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Kidney disease can affect a child’s quality of life in so many different ways. That’s why the team from UHealth Jackson Children’s Care provides comprehensive evaluations for diagnosis and leading-edge treatment for infants, children, and adolescents with kidney disease.

Our experienced pediatric nephrology team – led by fellowship-trained, board-certified University of Miami Health System physicians and researchers – excel in the treatment of hypertension, kidney stones, nephritis and early renal failure in children.

The Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center

The Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center is one of three centers in Florida – and the only center in southeast Florida – designed to treat children with less than 75 percent of renal function.

Part of a statewide renal program operated under contract with Children’s Medical Services, the center is uniquely suited for the needs of renal disease patients under 21 years of age. The center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for children with kidney failure.

The Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center incorporates:

  • Chronic Renal Failure Clinic
  • Pediatric Dialysis Unit
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program, part of the Miami Transplant Institute

We help children with kidney disease and related conditions, including:

  • Bed wetting (enuresis)
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • GU anomalies; urinary tract infections; cystic kidneys
  • Hypertension
  • Nephrotic syndrome; proteinuria
  • Renal tubular acidosis; systemic lupus nephritis
  • Vesico ureteral reflux
  • Chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease

The Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center

The Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center is one of three centers in Florida – and the only center in southeast Florida – designed to treat children with less than 75 percent of renal function.

Part of a statewide renal program operated under contract with Children’s Medical Services, the center is uniquely suited for the needs of renal disease patients under 21 years of age. The center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for children with kidney failure.

The Comprehensive Children’s Kidney Failure Center incorporates:

  • Chronic Renal Failure Clinic
  • Pediatric Dialysis Unit
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program, part of the Miami Transplant Institute

We help children with kidney disease and related conditions, including:

  • Bed wetting (enuresis)
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • GU anomalies; urinary tract infections; cystic kidneys
  • Hypertension
  • Nephrotic syndrome; proteinuria
  • Renal tubular acidosis; systemic lupus nephritis
  • Vesico ureteral reflux
  • Chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease

World-Renowned Pediatric Kidney Disease Researchers

In addition to patient care, our team conducts research and consults with patients and other physicians from around the world about conditions in which we have special expertise.

Our areas of research and clinical specialization include:

  • Nephrotic syndrome and steroid resistance
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney function of the fetus and newborn baby
  • Chronic kidney disease and its complications
  • Growth and hormonal disorders associated with renal disease
  • Dialysis and transplantation of infants and children
  • Nutritional metabolic aspects of pediatric renal disease
  • Congenital genitourinary anomalies including obstructive uropathy and renal tubular dysfunction
  • Consequences of extreme low birth weight (Oligonephropathy of Prematurity)

World-Renowned Pediatric Kidney Disease Researchers

In addition to patient care, our team conducts research and consults with patients and other physicians from around the world about conditions in which we have special expertise.

Our areas of research and clinical specialization include:

  • Nephrotic syndrome and steroid resistance
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney function of the fetus and newborn baby
  • Chronic kidney disease and its complications
  • Growth and hormonal disorders associated with renal disease
  • Dialysis and transplantation of infants and children
  • Nutritional metabolic aspects of pediatric renal disease
  • Congenital genitourinary anomalies including obstructive uropathy and renal tubular dysfunction
  • Consequences of extreme low birth weight (Oligonephropathy of Prematurity)

Meet the Team