The Division of Pediatric Nephrology sees patients starting with prenatal consults for developmental disorders of the kidney, all the way through to adulthood. Our service is a busy academic nephrology centre, with an emphasis on assessment and management of quaternary care nephrology. We work closely with our colleagues in urology, rheumatology, intensive care, neonatology and with other organ transplant services to meet the complex needs of a growing population of children with diverse, and multi-system medical conditions.
As internationally recognized experts in kidney stones in children, our division was the first to demonstrate an epidemiological link between kidney stones and the increased risk of chronic renal failure. Our clinical program is actively supported and generously funded by a clinical and basic research focus in kidney stones in children.
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in children is increasing in children with complex multisystem disease. Our centre has international collaborations and recognized expertise, particularly in the field of AKI epidemiology.
The geography we cover to deliver pediatric kidney services is among the largest in North America. Clinically, our patient population extends into Saskatchewan, northern B.C., Northwest Territories, Nunavut and northern and central Alberta.
Members of our division have administrative roles at the University, Alberta Health Services, the Canadian Association of Paediatric Nephrology, Canadian Society of Nephrology, KRESCENT (Kidney Research Scientist Core Education and National Training Program), CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Our administrative roles span education, clinical advocacy, quality improvement and research.