The Pediatric Nephrology Division at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) includes board-certified specialists with academic appointments in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The Division employs a team approach to provide full service inpatient and outpatient care to children and adolescents with kidney disease and hypertension. The medical professionals work in partnership with local and regional physicians to manage such things as urinary tract infections, hydronephrosis, hematuria, glomerulonephritis, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, kidney failure, dialysis and transplantation. We provide nephrology services at our main clinic on the ACH Little Rock campus, as well as outreach clinics at the ACH Northwest and Jonesboro facilities. We have daily clinics and can provide appointments usually within a week of referral, as well as same day or next day visits as needed. Section activities include:

  • Inpatient and outpatients consultant services
  • Comprehensive care of children on dialysis (the only accredited pediatric dialysis unit in the state)
  • Specialized care for children with complex nephrology/urology disorders (NU clinic)
  • Complete care for children needing or having received a kidney transplant (the only accredited pediatric transplant center in the state)
  • Dedicated resources for the evaluation and treatment of infants and children with elevated blood pressure, including 24 ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.
  • Multidisciplinary, collaborative clinical research with other pediatric centers (SCOPE, IROC, NAPRTCS, etc.)
  • Educational opportunities for medical students and residents in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pharmacy, and Nursing.

Support Services and Education
The management of complex chronic diseases such as chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplantation requires extensive support and education for patients and families. We are committed to providing these services for our patients and have an experienced and dedicated staff of specialty nurses, program coordinators, renal dieticians, and pediatric social workers.