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The Ira Greifer Children's Kidney Center at CHAM is one of the nation’s largest, most experienced and innovative facilities dedicated to caring for children with kidney problems.

We performed one of the first pediatric kidney transplants in history. We’re proud to say that many of the infants and children who received transplants at CHAM are now living healthy and productive adult lives. We were the first dedicated pediatric dialysis facility in New York State.

Our three-tiered mission involves:

    • Caring for patients, their families, and our community with a high degree of excellence.
    • Educating physicians, patients, and families about the management and treatment of kidney disorders.
    • Advancing knowledge about kidney disease by researching and pioneering new treatments.


DSC_0155-001[1]_316x210Our state-of-the-art facility has a dedicated multidisciplinary team working to deliver the very best care to patients and families. Specialists from all areas of CHAM including surgeons, urologists, other pediatric specialists, nurses, child life specialists, social workers and nutritionists comprise this family-centered, multidisciplinary team.

We have a rich history of leadership and pioneering research efforts in pediatric nephrology which continues to date with our current faculty. Our groundbreaking research, extensive resources, and highly skilled staff put us in the top 25 hospitals in the country for pediatric kidney treatment.


Kimberly J. Reidy, MD, FAAP

We use a family-centered approach to care for children with renal disease to address their medical, emotional and social needs and promote normal growth and development.

Kimberly J. Reidy, MD, FAAP

Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Our established program provides all aspects of care for children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease including renal replacement therapy in-center and at home, transplantation and ongoing evaluation and treatment. The Ira Greifer Children’s Kidney Center offers a wealth of programs and services for children and families dealing with renal failure and other kidney disorders. These include:

  • Kidney transplantation.
  • Dialysis for infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Home and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
  • Social programs, support groups and transition planning for patients and families.
  • Summer camp for children and adolescents who have chronic kidney failure, are on dialysis, or who’ve had a kidney transplant.
  • Family-centered approach to caring for children to address medical, emotional and social needs of children with renal disease in order to promote normal growth, development and successful lifestyle.
  • Lupus Nephritis

Ambulatory Services

We are a major regional referral center for patients, providing evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders of infants, children and adolescents, including:

  • Birth defects of the urinary and kidney system
  • Infections of the kidneys and urinary tract
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood and protein in the urine
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Genetic kidney diseases
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Cystic kidney disease
  • Nephritis
  • Kidney stones
  • Acidosis and electrolyte disorders
  • Early prevention of diabetic kidney disease



Education & Training

ThinkstockPhotos-84516535_316x210.jpgOur Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Training Program provides the clinical and scientific experience required to train graduates of Pediatric Residency Programs for a career in Academic Pediatric Nephrology.



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CHAM_Nephrology_Pt_2011_06_006_316x210.jpgWe perform basic science, clinical and translational research into problems affecting children from birth to transition including kidney development, chronic kidney disease, genetics of glomerular diseases and kidney transplant. 




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