• To see a specialist call (313) 745-KIDS

Ranked Among the Best

The Nephrology program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan is ranked among America's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. 

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Conditions and Treatment

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 (high blood pressure), vesicoureteral reflux and urinary tract infection, congenital kidney anomalies, vasculitis, renal stones and disorders of fluid electrolyte, acid-base and mineral metabolism. Separate clinics are offered for children with hypertension and vasculitis. From urological evaluations and hemodialysis to vascular access and kidney transplantation, comprehensive care and treatment is provided to children and adolescents by leading clinicians on staff and researchers in their field.

Comprehensive Care

The service has an inpatient unit, eleven-bed ​advanced 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.

Children's Hospital of Michigan also offers a Lupus Support Group through the Michigan Lupus Foundation and hosts Kidney Talks throughout the year, facilitating supportive discussions among families and children about living with and managing kidney disease.

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

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 Troy.  

For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.