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Pediatric Kidney Care

Kidney disease can affect your child in many ways.

Most kidney issues are treatable and don't last long. But kidney disease can seriously impact a child's life. Getting a diagnosis and seeking care is also stressful for the entire family. 

Kidney disease may be found at any time during childhood. Our pediatric nephrologists are dedicated to keeping you and your family comfortable while helping manage your child's kidney disease.

Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric kidney disease services also include:

  • Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Apheresis services (a process of collecting peripheral blood stem cells)
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Nationally Ranked Kidney Care

U.S. News & World Report has ranked our nephrology department one of the best in the nation. This score reflects the complexity of the cases we handle as well as the positive outcomes we deliver. 

With a nationally ranked nephrology and urology department, UVA Health Children's is prepared to handle even the most challenging of pediatric kidney cases. 

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Meet The Team

UVA Health Children’s pediatric kidney team includes:

  • Nephrologists (kidney doctors)
  • Nurses
  • School specialists
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists 
  • Pharmacists

We help children with congenital and acquired kidney disease manage their condition and have as normal a lifestyle as possible. We also work closely with pediatric urologists to treat children with combinations of kidney and urinary tract issues.

Solving Lauren's Mystery

The cause of Lauren Davidson's health problems was hard to pin down. But she was diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) soon after seeing our pediatric kidney care team. For Lauren's mom, choosing UVA Health Children's was "the best decision we ever made." View Lauren's GPA transcript.