Pediatric Kidney Care (Nephrology)

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital has Minnesota’s only pediatric-dedicated dialysis center and U.S. News & World Report has recognized our nephrology program as one of the nation’s best since 2009.

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University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic services and medical care for all causes of kidney disease in infants, children, and adolescents. Worldwide, we have performed the largest number of pediatric kidney transplants and have the highest reported infant kidney transplant success rates.

Our Approach

U.S. News & World Report has recognized the nephrology program at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital as one of the nation’s best since 2009. In 2018, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital was again named one of the top pediatric nephrology programs in the nation. Our nephrologists are recognized as top doctors by Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul magazine.

Our board-certified pediatric nephrologists work closely with experts in other specialties, including pediatric urology, transplant surgery, interventional radiology, psychology, nutrition, and social work to provide multidisciplinary care for our patients.

Conditions We Treat

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Pediatric Kidney Transplant

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is severe, irreversible kidney damage that prevents the kidneys from performing functions that are needed to live. Kidney transplantation is highly recommended for children with ESRD because it provides increased longevity and a better quality of life.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Paired Exchange
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