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Expert Care and Programs for Pediatric Kidney Conditions

Pediatric nephrologists are kidney doctors who specialize in treating babies, kids and young adults with renal (kidney) problems. We see all kinds of kidney conditions at Nemours. We also test and diagnose babies in the womb.

Whether your baby is born with a kidney condition or your child has recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), we can help. Our nephrologists are in touch with urologists and surgeons, dietitians and others. We work together to manage kids’ diets, medications and dialysis when needed. 

If your child needs several specialists, we’ll try to schedule your appointments on the same day. This makes care convenient for families.

We’re active in research too. We seek out the very best ways to care for kids with kidney conditions. 

Find Nephrology Care From Nemours

We have many pediatric nephrology specialists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Acute Renal Insufficiency
Chronic Kidney Disease
End-Stage Renal Disease
Fanconi Syndrome
Glomerulonephritis
Kidney Stones
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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A Team of Experts to Treat Kids With Kidney Conditions

We provide leading nephrology care for children of all ages.

  • We treat many kidney problems in babies and children. From kidney stones to chronic issues that involve the kidneys, our nephrologists see every kind of kidney problem.
  • Nemours has a highly respected kidney transplant program in Delaware. Children with end-stage kidney disease and other life-threatening kidney conditions often need kidney transplants. Our world-class team of surgeons and specialists in our Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware provides the best care possible for these children. 
  • We look out for medicines that can harm a child’s kidneys. Along with other children’s hospitals, we started a program to track medicines that are toxic to a child’s kidneys. Through this program, we've greatly reduced children’s exposure to kidney-toxic medicines. 
  • We provide the support kids and families need. Our nurse educators, dietitians and social workers help families cope. We also have group meetings, including teenage mentors for kids with kidney disease. 

3,800

Kids we care for each year

6

Doctors on our team

25

Kidney transplants in last three years

1,450

Video visits our team conducted with families last year

  • We treat many kidney problems in babies and children. From kidney stones to chronic issues that involve the kidneys, our nephrologists see every kind of kidney problem.
  • Nemours has a highly respected kidney transplant program in Delaware. Children with end-stage kidney disease and other life-threatening kidney conditions often need kidney transplants. Our world-class team of surgeons and specialists in our Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware provides the best care possible for these children. 
  • We look out for medicines that can harm a child’s kidneys. Along with other children’s hospitals, we started a program to track medicines that are toxic to a child’s kidneys. Through this program, we've greatly reduced children’s exposure to kidney-toxic medicines. 
  • We provide the support kids and families need. Our nurse educators, dietitians and social workers help families cope. We also have group meetings, including teenage mentors for kids with kidney disease. 

3,800

Kids we care for each year

6

Doctors on our team

1,450

Video visits our team conducted with families last year

  • We treat many kidney problems in babies and children. From kidney stones to chronic issues that involve the kidneys, our nephrologists see every kind of kidney problem.
  • Nemours has a highly respected kidney transplant program in Delaware. Children with end-stage kidney disease and other life-threatening kidney conditions often need kidney transplants. Our world-class team of surgeons and specialists in our Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware provides the best care possible for these children. 
  • We look out for medicines that can harm a child’s kidneys. Along with other children’s hospitals, we started a program to track medicines that are toxic to a child’s kidneys. Through this program, we've greatly reduced children’s exposure to kidney-toxic medicines. 
  • We provide the support kids and families need. Our nurse educators, dietitians and social workers help families cope. We also have group meetings, including teenage mentors for kids with kidney disease. 

3,800+

Kids we care for each year

6

Doctors on our team

25

Kidney transplants in last three years

1,450

Video visits our team conducted with families last year

Convenient Follow-Up Appointments by Video

We offer many follow-up appointments through scheduled, live video visits. You can avoid waiting rooms and save travel time. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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