Pediatric Kidney Disease

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University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital provide a full range of nephrology care for infants, children and adolescents who have kidney disease. Our board-certified pediatric nephrologists work closely with experts in other specialties, including pediatric urology, transplant surgery, psychology, nutrition and social work, to provide multidisciplinary care for patients.

Ranked since 2009 by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top pediatric nephrology programs in the nation, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in 2015 was again named as one of the top pediatric nephrology programs in the nation. University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital has performed the largest number of pediatric kidney transplants in the world and has the highest reported infant kidney transplant success rate in the world.

Conditions we treat

We provide care for (but not limited to)

  • Complications of kidney transplantation
  • Congenital malformations of the kidney and bladder
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • End-stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Enuresis (bedwetting)
  • Genetic kidney diseases, including familial nephritis (Alport syndrome)
  • Glomerulonephritis, acute and chronic
  • Hematuria
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney (renal) failure of any cause (acute or chronic)
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Prenatally diagnosed kidney abnormalities
  • Proteinuria
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vesicoureteral reflux


  • Dialysis
    • Continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH)
    • Hemodialysis
    • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Kidney transplantation, including laparascopic kidney donation

Clinics & Providers


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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