Children with kidney disease or illness that affects their kidneys will receive the finest care available in our Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. Our experience is extensive. We care for nearly 5,000 children in hospital each year and provide outpatient care to more than 4,600 kids.

Care for Every Type of Kidney Disorder

We diagnose and care for even the most complex kidney and urinary tract disorders. If your child has another medical condition that affects his kidney function, such as cardiovascular disease, we also work closely with other specialists to achieve the best outcome.

We are known for our expert evaluation and treatment of children with acute and chronic glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome.

We are also recognized for our expert care of late-stage renal disease (dialysis and kidney transplantation).

Center for Acute Care Nephrology (CACN)

The Center for Acute Care Nephrology (CACN) specializes in recognizing and identifying acute kidney injury early – and treating it before it causes irreparable damage.

If Transplant is Needed

Our kidney transplant program began in 1965 with the first pediatric kidney transplant in Ohio and one of the first in the nation. We have performed more than 500 transplants since then.


We operate one of the largest pediatric dialysis programs in the country. Our expert staff provide your child with the latest treatment, education and support - including education and support for parents who are interested in providing dialysis at home.

We also provide consultation for children with complex electrolyte and acid base disorders and other kidney and urinary tract issues.

Special Procedures

We offer specialized procedures such as hemoperfusion, hemofiltration, and hemodiafiltration for critically ill children. We perform biopsies of native and transplanted kidneys.