Specialty Services: Nephrology
Welcome to the Division of Nephrology at Boston Children's Health Physicians. Our dedicated team of pediatric nephrologists specializes in caring for children with kidney disorders. With a strong commitment to research, education, and clinical excellence, we strive to improve the lives of our young patients and their families.
Our pediatric nephrology division offers diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of kidney conditions, including acute and chronic kidney diseases, kidney transplantation, congenital abnormalities, and urinary tract disorders. Our experienced team applies the latest advancements in medical technology and evidence-based practices to deliver personalized care for each child.
We understand that navigating a child's kidney health can be challenging. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to supporting families every step of the way. Our specialists ensure families have the guidance, education, and emotional assistance they need to make informed decisions and feel empowered throughout the entire care journey.
What makes us unique?
- Comprehensive family-centered care: We provide comprehensive care that focuses on each patient’s medical care as well as their emotional well-being.
- Innovative treatment approaches: Our team continuously explores and adopts the latest advancements in nephrology diagnosis and treatment techniques to ensure our patients receive cutting-edge care.
- Collaborative research: Working alongside leading experts in the field, we contribute to groundbreaking discoveries and innovative therapies that directly benefit our patients. We are actively involved in the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium and the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Study (CKiD). For a description of our current research and selected publications, visit our research and publications page.
- Personalized care plans: Our specialists take the time to understand each patient’s unique circumstances and incorporate that knowledge into personalized treatment plans.
- Positive outcomes: Our focus on continuous improvement and collaboration with other healthcare providers supports superior outcomes and improved quality of life for our patients.
- Specialized pediatric care: Children's kidneys undergo rapid growth and development, and their conditions often present differently than adults’. Our pediatric nephrologists provide age-appropriate diagnostic evaluations, treatment plans, and ongoing care tailored to the specific needs of children.
Programs & services
- 24-hour coverage and on-call pediatric nephrologist: Round-the-clock availability of experienced pediatric nephrologists for immediate access to medical expertise and guidance for families in urgent situations.
- Complete Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program: Our team of surgeons, social workers, financial counselors, transplant coordinators, and more ensures seamless coordination and support throughout the entire transplant process: from patients’ medical treatment to supporting the emotional, financial, and social needs of each child and their family.
- Dialysis services: Offering various dialysis modalities, including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and continuous renal replacement therapy, our dedicated pediatric dialysis nursing team provide specialized care.
- Dedicated nurse and research coordinator: Our dedicated nurse and research coordinator enhances the continuity of care and facilitates seamless communication between healthcare providers, patients, and their families, ensuring that patients receive individualized attention and that their participation in research studies is well-coordinated.
- Comprehensive support services: Boston Children’s Health Physicians team includes professionals such as nutritionists, social workers, and developmental specialists who provide essential support to address the nutritional, psychosocial, and developmental needs of our patients. This holistic approach contributes to the overall well-being of the child and their family.
- Advanced diagnostic and imaging capabilities: We offer kidney biopsies, ultrasounds, and advanced kidney imaging techniques to aid in the accurate diagnosis and monitoring of kidney conditions. These tools enable our specialists to tailor treatment plans based on precise assessments.
- Collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital: Our collaboration with Boston Children's Hospital for testing ensures access to state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and expertise that contribute to a comprehensive understanding of kidney diseases and innovative treatment strategies.
- Immunotherapy options: We provide various immunotherapy treatments that aim to modulate the immune response and to address immune-related kidney conditions, including rituximab, IVIG, cyclophosphamide, eculizumab, and others,
- Support groups: Our support groups for patients and families provide a community where individuals can share experiences, gain valuable insights, and find encouragement throughout their journey.
Conditions we treat
- high blood pressure, hypertension
- acute kidney injury
- proteinuria (protein in the urine) and nephrotic syndrome
- hematuria (blood in the urine)
- urinary tract infections, pyelonephritis
- Congenital anomalies of the kidney and ureter tract (CAKUT) including hydronephrosis and vesicoureteral reflux
- kidney stones
- autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and other cystic diseases of the kidney
- acute and chronic glomerulonephritis
- vasculitis, including lupus nephritis and ANCA-associated kidney diseases
- Henoch-Schönlein purpura and IgA nephropathy
- Alport syndrome and other genetic diseases of basement membrane
- acid/base and electrolyte disorders
- tuberous sclerosis, angiomyolipoma of the kidneys
- cystinosis and other diseases causing renal Fanconi syndrome
Chief of Pediatric Nephrology
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We offer expert pediatric nephrology care in the Hudson Valley region. Our dedicated team provides comprehensive services at multiple convenient locations to ensure accessible healthcare for our patients.
- 19 Bradhurst Avenue, Ste 1400S
Hawthorne, NY 10532
- 212 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, NY 10941
- 1 Webster Avenue, Ste 300
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
- 257 Lafayette Avenue, Ste 370
Suffern, NY 10901