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The Nephrology program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center is the largest and most experienced program in Michigan. It is ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16  Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The Children's Hospital of Michigan also received the highest ranking of any pediatric hospital in Michigan for Nephrology.

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan offers a wide array of both inpatient and outpatient care for children and adolescents who may suffer from a variety of disorders – including chronic kidney disease, hypertension, vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infection, congenital kidney anomalies, vasculitis, renal stones and disorders of fluid electrolyte, acid-base and mineral metabolism. From urological evaluations and hemodialysis to vascular access and kidney transplantation, comprehensive care is provided to children and adolescents by leading clinicians on staff and researchers in their field.

The service has an inpatient unit, eleven-bed state-of-the art hemodialysis (in-center) unit with private child-friendly stations, and at-home peritoneal dialysis for both acute and chronic kidney disease; and offices for outpatient consultation and follow-up. For those children with chronic renal problems, multidisciplinary patient care is provided with the help of highly trained physicians, nurses, a social worker, dietitian, child life specialists, art therapist, pharmacists and a clinical psychologist. Separate clinics are also offered for children with hypertension and vasculitis. Our team will do everything they can to make your child comfortable during their dialysis treatments. Children's Hospital of Michigan also offers a Lupus Support Group through the Michigan Lupus Foundation.

Kidney Talks: The Nephrology Family Advisory Council hosts Kidney Talks throughout the year, facilitating supportive discussions among families and children about living with and managing kidney disease.

Locations:  In addition to providing inpatient care at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the Department offers outpatient pediatric nephrology clinics at several convenient Children’s Hospital Specialty Center locations in Detroit, Canton , Clinton Township and Temporary Troy.  

The pediatric nephrologists on staff provide 24-hour service for inpatients, and emergency telephone consultations from community hospitals, practitioners and chronic renal patients.

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