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About the Division of Pediatric Nephrology

The division of Pediatric Nephrology is active in patient care, research and education. Clinically, the Division is the only service in San Diego and Imperial County that provides comprehensive care to children with kidney diseases, including acute and chronic dialysis and renal transplantation. The new clinical facilities and arrival of outstanding clinical faculty have energized and revitalized the practice. We have consistently been recognized among the top 30 programs in Pediatric Nephrology in the U.S. News and World Report since 2011. In 2023, we ranked 13th in the nation for Pediatric Nephrology.

Our Pediatric Nephrology program has a three-year accredited subspecialty fellowship designed to prepare fellows for a career in academic and clinical pediatric nephrology. The fellowship program is ACGME accredited and gradutes from our fellowship program have gone on to successfull careers in both academic and clinical medicine. 

Major Goals and Plans

  1. National recognition for care of children with kidney disease, including Center for Excellence designation for glomerular and genetic conditions.
  2. Expand research program to advance basic and translational science for all current faculty.
  3. Expand current dialysis, apheresis and kidney transplant services.
  4. Provide outstanding educational opportunities and training to Nephrology fellows.
  5. ​Support innovative treatments for pediatric kidney disease.