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Pediatric Nephrology

Request an Appointment The Preventative Pediatric Renal Clinic at UI Health provides comprehensive care for children with conditions and diseases of the kidney and those with urological conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of pediatric nephrologists, transplant surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, dietitians, and social workers focus on early intervention for children with kidney disease, with a special focus on conditions that contribute to kidney problems, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

Meet the Director:

Kimberly CzechKimberly Czech, MD, PhD
Director of Pediatric Hypertension; Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, UIC

Pediatric Nephrology Services

UI Health is a leader in pediatric kidney transplantation, research, and medical education, and we have been the first in Chicago to deliver many pediatric nephrology services, including:

  • Renal transplant in high-risk pediatric patients
  • Steroid-free protocol for renal transplants in children
  • Chronic peritoneal dialysis in children with chronic kidney disease
  • Use of double lumen catheter for hemodialysis in children and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in Children
  • Robotic renal graft implant in obese pediatric and adolescent patients with minimal complication and hospital stay
  • Robotic removal of graft from adult to place in young children
  • Robotic removal of parathyroid gland

We also provide dialysis services, and our treatment plans focus on family education on dietary management, exercise, and drug therapy. Through our partnership with the UIC College of Pharmacy, we have been able to participate in several anti-rejection medication trials and pharmacokinetic studies.

Request an Appointment

To make an appointment, please fill out the online form or call 312.996.7416.

View our clinic locations and get directions to UI Health here.

Referring doctors and those interested in information on pediatric kidney transplantation can contact us at 312.996.6771.