Services & Specialties
Nephrology and Hypertension

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Expert Care for Your Child’s Kidney Disorder

If your child has a kidney disease or an illness that might be affecting their kidneys, you have come to the right place. We have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating kidney disease and kidney injuries in children.

Our nephrology program is ranked among the best in the nation in the 2023-24 list of Best Children’s Hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report.

Achieving the Best Possible Outcomes for End-Stage Kidney Disease

Building on over 40 years of experience treating children, the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cincinnati Children’s pursues the highest quality and reliable care for patients with end-stage kidney disease.

The mission of our team is to work jointly with our patients and their families to achieve the best possible clinical outcomes through reliable, evidence-based medicine, personalized and family-centered care, state-of-the-art research and quality improvement, and seamless transition through all phases of care.

Why Choose Us

Nationally Ranked Care

Cincinnati Children's Nephrology program is consistently recognized as one of the best in the country, currently ranked #3 in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report list of Best Children’s Hospitals.

Experience Across All Kidney Conditions

Our team of expert pediatric nephrologists treats a wide range of conditions, from common issues like kidney stones to the most complex, such as end-stage renal disease. Our team cares for more than 12,000 patients and performs 120 kidney biopsy procedures each year.

A Team Approach to Care for Kidney Stones

Our multidisciplinary team in the Stone Center provides care to children and teens with kidney stones, treating more than 600 patients each year. We have reduced emergency department visits and emergency stone surgeries by more than 60%.

Comprehensive Dialysis Care

We have one of the largest dialysis clinics in the country, providing care for more than 30 patients in 2023 and offering both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis options.

Leading Kidney Transplant Program

Our Kidney Transplant program boasts a successful track record, performing the first transplant in Ohio and achieving a 100% one-year post-surgical survival rate from 2020-2022. We have extensive experience with over 800 transplants performed and treat even the smallest patients in need. Our transplant team performed 23 kidney transplants in 2023 alone.

Advanced Treatment and Research

Cincinnati Children's is at the forefront of nephrology research. Our team of clinician-scientists works to make the study of basic molecular, cellular and biochemical science translate seamlessly into clinical studies and new therapies. Learn more about our research.