The Division of Nephrology is part of UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
A qualified and diverse staff provides comprehensive care to infants, children and adolescents with kidney disease who live in Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania through the Oishei Children's Hospital Kidney Center. Care is provided for:
- Acute and chronic glomerular diseases such as IgA nephropathy, Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome, Henoch-Shonlein Purpura and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Cystic disease of the kidney
- Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) for critically ill children
- Disorders of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis
- End-stage renal disease care (ESRD), including hemodialysis in a facility that is limited to pediatric patients; peritoneal dialysis; home dialysis training and work-up for coordination of renal transplant referrals
- Hematuria and/or proteinuria
- Overdosages or intoxications requiring dialysis
- Renal tubular disease, such as renal tubular acidosis, Bartter syndrome and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
- Urinary tract infections; vesoureteral reflux; and other structural or congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract
As a referral center for a large geographical area, all care is coordinated with the primary physician. The center also serves as a training program for medical students, residents and nephrology fellows.
Note to Patient Families: Please know that patient visitors in the Dialysis Unit are limited to parents and/or legal guardians for the privacy of all patients and their families.