Patient Care

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology within the Stanford School of Medicine provides a comprehensive range of treatments, education, and therapeutic support for individuals with kidney disorders from infancy through adolescence. Our mission is to assist our young patients to attain the best quality of life possible and to support families and primary care physicians to provide high quality care at home.

Our multi-disciplinary teams – including physicians, Nurse Coordinators and Nurse Practitioners, social workers, Child Life Therapist, psychologists, nutritionists, and medical assistants – provide comprehensive medical consultation, evaluation, and care for the full spectrum of kidney disorders including:

Primary Kidney Disease

  • Hypertension
  • Acid-Base Disorders
  • Fluid-Electrolyte Problems
  • Urinary Tract Disorders
  • Kidney Failure


Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services include:

  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Nutritional assessments and interventions such as feeding tube or Growth Hormone Therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation

Core Clinical Areas

We are proud of our four renal specialty areas of emphasis and the multi-disciplinary teams of medical experts and staff who comprise them – with the prevailing commitment to sustain the highest levels of service in order to maintain and improve the quality of lives of our chronically ill pediatric patients:


  • Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic - Information for Parents (To be posted)
  • You and Your Kidney - Living with Chronic Kidney Disease (To be posted)

Diversity Statement

Our division and fellowship program are committed to recruiting and supporting those who identify as underrepresented in medicine based on factors such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more. We are committed to creating a culture of openness, acceptance, and celebration of our collective differences and experiences.