Pediatric Nephrology

Kidney care for kids

The team at UW Health wants your child to live a healthy and carefree life. Our specially trained kidney doctors (nephrologists) offer the latest treatments for kidney conditions in children.

Programs and research

A team approach to kidney care

At American Family Children’s Hospital, we offer specialty clinics to manage conditions affecting your child’s kidneys. Within these clinics, experts come together to care for your child.

Our specialty clinics include: 

  • Pediatric Bone and Mineral Metabolism Clinic

  • Pediatric Dialysis Clinic

  • Pediatric Hypertension Clinic

  • Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic

  • Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome Clinic   

One-stop care for kidney stones

We offer a coordinated approach to kidney stone care. At our Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic, your child will meet with their entire care team at one appointment.

Conditions and treatments

Conditions affecting the kidneys

Healthy kidneys filter waste and water from the blood to create urine. If kidneys are damaged, they can’t work correctly. Over time, this can lead to kidney disease.

Children can be born with a kidney condition or develop one as they age.

Experience with a wide range of conditions

Some kidney conditions, such as kidney stones and urinary tract infections, are common and easily treatable. Others are rare or more complex to treat.

Our pediatric nephrologists evaluate and treat a wide range of kidney conditions. These include:

  • Acute kidney failure (renal failure)

  • Bone problems related to kidney disorders

  • Calcium disorders and renal bone disease 

  • Congenital kidney abnormalities

  • Cystic kidney disease 

  • Electrolyte abnormalities 

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

  • Inflammatory conditions of the kidney

  • Kidney stones

  • Nephritis

  • Nephrotic syndrome

  • Pediatric metabolic syndrome

  • Renal insufficiency

  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)

Solutions for your child's condition

We work closely with other American Family Children’s Hospital doctors to diagnose and treat your child’s kidney condition. Our treatment plans are designed together with you and your child’s primary care physician.

  • Diagnostic kidney biopsy

  • Management of calcium disorders and renal bone disease

  • Medical and surgical treatment for kidney stones

  • Nutrition management 

  • Pediatric hemodialysis

  • Pediatric kidney transplant

  • Pediatric peritoneal dialysis


Convenient locations for care and follow-up

Our pediatric nephrology team offers specialized clinics within American Family Children’s Hospital. We also see patients at our general pediatric nephrology clinics in Green Bay, Oshkosh and La Crosse.

  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Nephrology
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • East Clinic - Pediatric Nephrology
    • 5249 E. Terrace Dr. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • Gundersen Health System - Pediatric Nephrology
    • 1900 South Avenue / La Crosse, WI
    • (608) 775-6766
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  • Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay) - Pediatric Nephrology
    • 1160 Kepler Drive / Green Bay, WI
    • (920) 288-5500
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  • Aurora Children's Health (Oshkosh) - Pediatric Nephrology
    • 855 N. Westhaven Drive / Oshkosh, WI
    • (920) 303-8700
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Our team

Experts focused on the health of your child

Our pediatric nephrologists care for common and complex kidney conditions affecting children.

Meet our team