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Services & Programs

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 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

    Hypertension and Kidney Failure

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the second-leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S., after diabetes. High blood pressure causes blood vessels throughout the body to stretch and weaken. When blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, the kidneys can't do their job of removing waste and fluid from our bodies. This can raise blood pressure even further, perpetuating the cycle of damage.

    At CHAM, we put extensive resources behind researching, diagnosing, treating, and managing hypertension. For example, we are the only facility in the region offering walk-in blood pressure monitoring for children. Our services include:

  • High blood pressure and cardiovascular risk evaluation
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring for children
  • A center for the study of hypertension in children

    Excellence in Care

    With over forty years of experience in all aspects of pediatric nephrologic, urologic, and transplantation medicine, we take pride in our standing as one of the nation's top-rated nephrology departments. Division faculty participate in numerous multidisciplinary family-centered care out-patient services including: systemic lupus erythematosus, Pediatric Urology, and the Williams’s and Tuberous Sclerosis Centers.