Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Pediatric Nephrology

Life-saving therapy provides bridge to transplant

The region’s only outpatient peritoneal dialysis program provided an essential bridge to a kidney transplant for patient Aija.

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Mom with young daughter in a medical office

Nephrology and kidney transplantation

UC Davis Children’s Hospital conducts the only pediatric nephrology program in the Sacramento region and is nationally recognized for advances in treatment and research. Our pediatric nephrologists care for children with diseases of the kidney, including acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, kidney stones and hypertension.

Children who eventually require transplantation benefit from our nationally recognized kidney transplant program. We are also the only hospital in inland Northern California to offer outpatient dialysis for patients under 10 years of age or 44 pounds.

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Nationally ranked

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UC Davis Children’s Hospital among the nation’s best for for 2022–23 in five pediatric specialties, including pediatric nephrology. Being ranked in the magazine’s annual survey is a distinction given to only the top children’s hospitals in the United States.

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Kidney care clinics

Advanced kidney care is available at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nephrology Clinic for infants, children and teens. We also have a pediatric kidney stone program offering care for new and recurrent kidney stones.

  • Pediatric Nephrology Clinic
  • Pediatric Kidney Stone Clinic
  • Multidisciplinary Pediatric Stone Clinic

Consultation services

Our nephrologists are widely sought for consultation services by family practitioners who have patients with kidney disease. Our team also provides consultation services to hospitals throughout Northern California, Southern Oregon and parts of Nevada.

Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

2521 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817

The pediatric nephrology clinic is located in the Glassrock Building on the UC Davis Health campus.

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To see one of our specialists, a referral is required from your child’s primary care physician.