Kidney Disorders (Nephrology)

The Division of Nephrology at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a leader in pediatric nephrology services throughout the region, caring for infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of renal disorders including congenital and acquired kidney disease. Our multidisciplinary team offers special expertise in the care of very young children with renal failure, children with complex urinary tract abnormalities and children of all ages who require dialysis
or transplantation.

Advanced Clinical Care

Connecticut Children’s is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children in an environment specially designed to meet their needs. Nephrology services are provided by a highly trained and diverse team of board certified physicians, social workers, child life specialists and nutritionists.

We provide comprehensive diagnostic services and treatment for the entire range of kidney disorders, including disease and injury. Where needed, these services are offered in close collaboration with other divisions, including cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, rheumatology, surgery, and neurology. Our nephrology team evaluates and treats a range of conditions, including:

Birth Defects

  • Horseshoe kidney
  • Renal dysplasia
  • Single kidney
  • VATER association

Dialysis and Transplantation

  • Dialysis (continuous renal replacement therapy and chronic dialysis)

General Kidney

Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
  • Rhabdomyolisis
  • SIADH

Nephritic Syndromes

  • Alports Syndrome
  • Post-infectious glomerulonephritis
  • IGA nephropathy

Nephrotic Syndromes

  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Minimal Change

Rheumatology

Urology

Our team provides children with state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and management of his or her condition. When appropriate, we work with specialists at other hospitals to ensure that every child receives comprehensive and coordinated care through adulthood.