As one of the nation's largest pediatric nephrology specialties, we care for more than 60 children with end-stage renal disease every year. We also managed more than 700 acute hemodialysis procedures and 22 kidney transplants in 2018.
Our work doesn't stop there: UT Southwestern physicians practicing at Children's Health℠ are at the forefront of nephrology research, with four NIH-funded labs investigating everything from fetal hypertension mechanisms to the genes that drive kidney development.
When UT Southwestern researchers discovered that the stroma plays a key role in kidney development, it marked important progress toward understanding one of the body’s most complicated organs. Now we’re taking the next step, by identifying how specific stromal pathways – including YAP/TAZ – guide how the kidney grows and functions. Read more »
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is one of the most challenging conditions in pediatric nephrology. We recognize how difficult NS treatment can be for children and their parents. That’s why we’re committed to offering the latest approaches – and working to improve them through research. Read more »