Institutes, Divisions & Centers
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Our nephrology program is ranked among the best in the nation in the 2022-23 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.

Research Achievements

2022 Research Annual Report.

Learn more about our most significant findings and view grant funding and division statistics in this year's Research Annual Report.

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