The Division of Pediatric Nephrology specializes in the diagnosis and management of children with a variety of acute and chronic kidney-related disorders. The division evaluates and treats hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, renal tubular acidosis, nephrolithiasis, glomerulonephritis and kidney failure. It also provides comprehensive care for pediatric patients with end-stage kidney disease, including care to patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and follow-up care after kidney transplantation.
The division is committed to performing research in an effort to improve treatment and outcomes in pediatric patients with advanced kidney disease. Faculty members have diverse research interests and are involved in a number of studies that evaluate various aspects of care provided to children with kidney disease.
U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORTNationally Ranked in Pediatric Nephrology
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is nationally ranked in pediatric nephrology, according to the 2023–2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals list.
Overall, the Children’s Center ranks #1 in Maryland and #10 in the nation, with all 10 specialties ranked in the top 25.
One of our division’s missions is to improve the well-being of our patients and their families through a range of activities and advocacy projects.
Camp All-Stars is an overnight camp for children, teens and young adults with kidney disease. Its goal is to empower patients and their families through education about kidney disease and with social interaction in a fun environment.
The division also organizes and sponsors events, including an Orioles game day and transplant reunion. Nephrology division faculty and staff also participate in walks sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation and for transplant awareness.
Conditions We Treat
Programs and Centers
For more than a century, Johns Hopkins has been providing compassionate and comprehensive care that supports the individual child as well the entire family. Our research-oriented group offers clinical expertise in the following clinics:
A Kidney for Chloe
Chloe’s mom felt her complex condition required a higher level of specialized renal care and brought her to Johns Hopkins Children's Center, where she was evaluated and cared for by a holistic multidisciplinary team.
Hopkins Pediatric Nephrology Reaches Out
Johns Hopkins brings experienced care for common kidney problems to the community, easing travel burdens and long appointment waits for patients and families.
Getting the Lead Out
Found naturally in the Earth’s crust, it’s known for its high density and low melting point, and its resistance to corrosion and moisture. In ancient Roman times it was used in the production of chastity belts and cups, plates and pitchers.
Peritonitis is the most serious complication of peritoneal dialysis, with 57 percent of infected patients requiring hospitalization at a price tag of $21,646 per hospitalization.
LocationsDavid M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 N Wolfe St, B-126
Baltimore, MD 21287 The Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center-Bethesda
6420 Rockledge Drive, Suite 2300
Bethesda, MD 20817 Johns Hopkins Children's Center Pediatric Specialists-Annapolis
820 Bestgate Road, Suite 2D
Annapolis, MD 21401 Frederick Health Toll House
501 W 7th St
Frederick, MD 21701 GBMC, Physicians Pavilion East Building 6565 N. Charles St, Suite 313 Baltimore, MD 21204