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Pediatric Nephrology

The division of nephrology provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for children with all types of renal disease including hypertension, urinary tract infections, acute and chronic glomerulonephritis and renal failure. Children with chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease are treated by a high-skilled team offering hemodialysis, outpatient peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant.

Notably, the division of nephrology has established the pediatric hypertension program and pediatric kidney stone clinic as well as the vasculitis/lupus nephritis and the transition clinics. The division has expanded and improved continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) options and protocols. The division also maintains membership in the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium.

Medical Services

  • Hemodialysis
  • Continual renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Apheresis
  • Renal biopsy
  • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Pediatric kidney stone comprehensive analysis and management
  • Comprehensive evaluation and management of children and adolescents with elevated blood pressure
  • Outpatient peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal transplant

Our Faculty

Training Programs

More than 1,500 visits are handled in the pediatric nephrology clinic each year. Weekly seminars deal with renal pathology, nephrology, urology, and patient-care problems. The house officer is exposed to a variety of renal problems and participates in the care of chronic dialysis patients. The division provides electives in nephrology to third and fourth year medical students and for pediatric residents. The nephrology elective offers an in-depth exposure, wherein the house officer is given the chance to review the current literature and to participate in clinical research.

Research Programs

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Associations between Vitamin D deficiency and pediatric kidney transplant outcomes
  • Outcomes of pediatric kidney transplant
  • Treatment of antibody mediated rejection
  • Understanding the mechanism of donor specific antibody damage in the transplanted kidney
  • Member of the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium multicenter trials
  • CureGlomerulopathy (NIH)
  • Antibody mediated rejection (AMR)

Contact Us

MUSC Department of Pediatrics
Division of Nephrology
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 608
Charleston, SC 29425

Phone: 843-792-8904
Fax: 843-792-2033

Named Best Children's Hospital

The U.S. News & World Report rankings place the MUSC Children’s Hospital heart program among the top 20 in the country. Six MUSC Children’s Hospital divisions are honored in the rankings:

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Cancer
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery



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