Smitha Rao Vidi, MD $$

Pediatric Nephrologist

Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Smitha Vidi, M.D., is a nephrologist at Children’s Health℠ and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern who specializes in caring for children with kidney disease. Dr. Vidi’s clinical interests include the treatment and management of high blood pressure, kidney disorders like glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney disease and dialysis.

She earned her medical degree from Madras Medical College in India. Dr. Vidi was a research fellow and completed her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric nephrology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“Kidney diseases and conditions can significantly impact a child’s life,” says Dr. Vidi.

“I’m passionate about working with children and their families to bring the newest treatments available – whether that is medication, dietary changes or dialysis – to improve their health and well-being.” 

Dr. Vidi enjoys teaching physicians in training and directs the Fellowship Program in the division of pediatric nephrology. She has developed several curriculums for educating residents and fellows.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids outside of work.

Education and Training

Medical School
Madras Medical College, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medi (2002)
Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatrics (2011), Pediatrics
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2006), Pediatrics
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (2014), Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Nephrology

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Hypertension
    • Glomerulonephritis
    • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Professional Activities

    • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
    • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • American Society of Nephrology
    • National Kidney Foundation
  • Awards and Honors

    • International Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research 2011, The Endocrine Society and Pfizer, Inc.
    • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Resident Travel Grant 2010
    • Fellow's Presentation Award 2014, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology