Christopher Clardy, MD, and patient Gabrielle Mukenschnabl

Sections & Programs

Nephrology

Our Section Mission:

The Section of Pediatric Nephrology is committed to treating children with disabling or life-threatening disorders of the kidneys and with complications of kidney disease. Children are treated in outpatient and inpatient settings by an expert team of physicians, nurses, dialysis technicians and dietitians.

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Christopher Clardy, MD - Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Section Chief, Pediatric Nephrology

Our pediatric nephrologists treat infants, children and teens with all types of kidney and urogenital problems, including:

  • Abnormalities present at birth
  • Acute and chronic kidney failure
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Enuresis
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypoplastic Kidneys
  • Kidney Transplants
  • Obstructions along the urinary tract
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Nephritic syndrome 
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Systemic lupus erythematous
  • Urinary tract infections

Our pediatric experts use the most sophisticated treatments, including:

  • Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for kidney failure:Inpatient dialysis is also available for children with acute kidney failure and other emergency situations.
  • Kidney transplants including living donor transplants from related and non-related donors: Our transplant surgeons are internationally recognized for their expertise. Because of their high level of experience, they are able to perform transplants on even the smallest of infants.
  • New appraoches to glomerular diseases and other kidney problems: These include recent advances in immunosuppressant medicines.
  • Minimally invasive procedures: When surgery is necessary, our surgeons often employ minimally invasive approaches to reduce a child's pain and speed recovery. For example, our surgeons can remove some or all of a child's kidney through a tiny incision that leaves only a small scar.
  • Innovative approaches to treating kidney stones: Our kidney stone experts can also help prevent future kidney stones in children.
  • Prenatal testing and counseling: These services are available for expectant parents of infants who may have congenital kidney abnormalities.

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