Nephrology and Hypertension

  • Nephrology and Hypertension Research

    Putting Research to Work at the Bedside

    The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cincinnati Children’s is more than a stand-alone laboratory and more than just a center for kidney disease care. Our team of clinician-scientists functions in two worlds: when not caring for children with a wide range of kidney and urinary tract disorders, we conduct groundbreaking research into the root causes of and treatments for these diseases.

    The result is a robust research environment where basic molecular, cellular and biochemical science translates seamlessly into clinical studies and new therapies. We see the result of our bench work every day at the bedside. This motivates us to dig deeper into the cell biology, genetics and developmental aspects of kidney disease, all of which come together in new techniques to detect and treat these diseases.
    Learn more about the research we conduct.

    Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence

    The Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is one of only 3 in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases. The Center of Excellence serves as a national resource for conducting ground-breaking research into pediatric kidney disease.
    Learn more about the Pediatric Nephrology Center of Excellence.

    The Nephrology Clinical Laboratory

    The division’s Clinical Laboratory provides a range of specialized services to help physicians diagnose and treat patients with a variety of kidney and immunologic disorders.
    Learn more about the tests we can conduct.

    The Biomarker Laboratory

    The division’s Biomarker Laboratory puts personalized medicine within reach of today’s clinicians, with assay services, biomarker evaluation and a range of laboratory and consultation services available.
    Learn more about the Biomarker Lab.

  • Our Clinical Services

    We have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating kidney disease and kidney injuries in children. We care for nearly 5,000 children in hospital each year and provide outpatient care to more than 4,600 kids.

    Learn more about our Clinical Services.
  • The Nephrology Fellowship

    The Nephrology Fellowship is one of only a few NIH-funded programs based at a children’s hospital. We attract the most qualified pediatricians and train them to become the next generation of academic pediatric nephrologists and leaders.

    Learn more about the nephrology fellowship.
  • Nephrology and Hypertension

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    Nephrology and Hypertension

    Row 1: M Mitsnefes, D Claes, S Shin

    Row 2: L Pleasant-Griffin, N Xiao, K Drake, S Goldstein, P Devarajan

    Row 3: A Kaddourah, B Dixon, J Goebel, D Hooper, E Nehus, G Hamdani, M Bennett

  • Division Data Summary

    Research and Training Details
    Joint Appointment Faculty1
    Research Fellows6
    Support Personnel10
    Direct Annual Grant Support$2,653,128
    Direct Annual Industry Support$359,717
    Peer Reviewed Publications49
    Clinical Activities and Training
    Clinical Staff16
    Clinical Fellows6
    Other Students4
    Inpatient Encounters4,050
    Outpatient Encounters4,650
  • US News Nephrology
    U.S. News & World Report ranked us No. 2 in nephrology care. Learn more.