The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics provides the highest quality of care, with compassion, to children with kidney and urinary tract disorders and advances their well being by promoting education and research. Our outstanding care and leading edge research has helped us earn recognition as one of the top six nephrology programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Reports.
The multidisciplinary team of specialists within the section offers a comprehensive, individualized approach to care that is based on the latest developments in this field of medicine. Along with seven pediatric nephrologists, the team also includes nurses, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, child life specialists and nephrology fellows, all of whom are among the best in their field and who work closely with colleagues in transplant surgery, urology and interventional radiology.
- As the Midwest Clinical Coordinating Center for the National Institutes of Health-funded Chronic Kidney Disease in Children study, we are leading the largest pediatric nephrology research study ever conducted in North America.
- Our 1-year and 3-year pediatric kidney transplant graft survival rates are significantly above the national average and consistently rank among the highest in the country.
- We offer a full array of dialysis modalities, allowing us to provide continuous renal replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis, in-center hemodialysis and one of the nation's only pediatric home hemodialysis programs.