Nephrology

Arkansas Children's team of kidney specialists (nephrologists) provides expert care for routine and complex kidney conditions.

Arkansas Children's team of kidney specialists (nephrologists) is the only team in the state with specialized training in pediatrics. Our pediatric nephrology team diagnoses and manages many different types of kidney conditions in children of all ages.

Kidney disease can be complicated, so we are committed to providing family-centered care to work closely with our patients and families to meet their unique needs.

By the Numbers

* "By the Numbers" data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, in line with the last U.S. News and World Report Survey 

  • Approximately 500 patients evaluated annually using 24-hour ABPM
  • Kidney Transplant Program
    • 5 kidney transplants in 2022 – 40% preemptive
    • 100% kidney graft survival at 1 and 3 years
    • 82.8% of eligible patients received a kidney within one year (candidates registered between 07/01/2016–06/30/2019)
    • 27.6% of eligible patients received a kidney within 30 days (candidates registered between 07/01/2016–06/30/2019)
    • 100% of transplanted patients live with a fully functioning kidney two-and-a-half years post-surgery (07/01/2019–03/12/2020, 06/12/2020–12/31/2021)
  • Dialysis Program
    • Adequacy: 100% for patients receiving hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Vaccination rates
    • 100% pediatric vaccination rates for Hepatitis B and Pneumococcal (kidney transplant and dialysis patients)

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Medical Service Awards and Honors

Best Children's Hospitals - US News & World Report - Nephrology

Arkansas Children's Hospital provides right-sized care for your child. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas Children's in seven specialties, including Nephrology.

NNCC Award for Nephrology Nursing Certification Advocacy logo

This award was developed to be able to publicly recognize organizations that advocate for or promote any and all levels of nephrology nursing certification.

Meet the Team

The nephrology team at Arkansas Children's consists of five full-time nephrologists. Primary diagnoses seen are hydronephrosis, prenatal hydronephrosis, kidney abnormalities, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, abnormal kidney function, hematuria, proteinuria and hypertension.

Nephrology Service Chief

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Refer a Patient

Generally, you will need a referral to the Nephrology Program at Arkansas Children's from your child's pediatrician, primary care physician or other specialists. If you do not have a primary care physician, we would be happy to help you locate one by calling 501-364-4000.

Please bring your child’s medical records to your initial appointment.

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