Services & Specialties
Kidney Disorders

Continuous Care for Kidney Disease

The Nephrology doctors at Cincinnati Children’s treat a wide variety of congenital and acquired kidney problems, hypertension and metabolic disorders. Our goal is to provide the best care possible for children with kidney problems.

Our Kidney Clinic services are distinguished by our commitment to continuous care, whereby children with progressive kidney disease can be cared for by the same nephrology and surgery team throughout their illness, on dialysis and following transplantation.

We offer a multidisciplinary team approach, along with clinical research discoveries and highly specialized services all the while emphasizing convenience for you and your child.

Contact Us

The Kidney Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday mornings. For more information, call 513-636-4531.

Parents can make appointments by calling 513-636-4531.

Physicians can make immediate referrals by calling the Cincinnati Children’s Priority Link (PPL) at 513-636-7997 or the Nephrology office at 513-636-4531.

Out-of-town evaluations are coordinated to allow comprehensive care, and guest services staff are available to assist with lodging, travel and entertainment.

  • Nephrology physicians believe that a team approach to diagnosis and management of kidney disorders improves outcome. The primary care physician and parents are considered to be part of the team, and both should expect to receive results of laboratory and X-ray tests.
  • Of special importance is the availability of experts in pediatric radiology, pediatric urology, vascular and transplant surgery and pediatric renal pathology to assist with diagnosis and management. Specialists in all areas of pediatric medicine and surgery are available.
  • Total care of your child is important to us. Renal and dialysis nurses, a dietitian with expertise in nutritional problems common to childhood kidney disease and a renal social worker are part of your child's team.

Highly Specialized and Experienced Services

  • Pediatric Urology with a focus on complex genitourinary reconstruction
  • Pediatric dialysis (since 1975) with both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation (since 1964; first kidney transplant in Ohio)

Clinical research is available for participation in the following areas:

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hypertension
  • Complications of renal insufficiency
  • Pediatric dialysis
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex