Pediatric Nephrology

Akron Children's Department of Nephrology diagnoses and treats children and teens with kidney and kidney-related diseases, including high blood pressure, urinary tract infection, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, kidney stone formation and kidney failure. Read More...

Patterson Larry
Larry Patterson, MD
Director, Pediatric Nephrology

Cha Stephen
Stephen Cha, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist

Mahesh Shefali
Shefali Mahesh, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist

Prebis James
James Prebis, MD
Director, Pediatric Hypertension Center

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  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Akron Children's Nephrology department one of the best among children's hospitals nationwide.

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Nephrology - Overview

U.S. News & World Report ranks our nephrology department one of the best among children's hospitals nationwide.

Our team includes board-certified pediatric nephrologists, nephrology nurses, renal dietitians, social workers, mental health providers, renal transplant coordinators, child life specialists and teachers.

The major disease categories we treat include:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Nephrotic syndrome, which can be the first sign of a disease that damages the kidney's tiny blood-filtering units. It usually occurs between the ages of 18 months and 5 years, although it can occur at any age. And it affects boys more than girls. Symptoms include high levels of protein in urine; low levels of protein in blood; and swelling from a buildup of salt and water.
  • Glomerulonephritis, a type of kidney disease caused by inflammation of the kidney's blood-filtering units called glomeruli. It can be temporary and reversible or chronic.
  • Kidney stone formation
  • Kidney failure

We also have a kidney dialysis and renal care center for children and teens whose kidneys have failed.

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We know you must have questions about your child's condition. We hope you find these articles helpful.

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330-543-8950

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Akron Children's Hospital
Nephrology & Pediatric Hypertension Center
214 W. Bowery St., Suite 7400
Akron , OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8950
Fax: 330-543-3980
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Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Boardman Medical Pavilion
Pediatric Specialties
8423 Market St., 3rd Floor
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-729-1145
Appointments: 330-729-1145
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Akron Children's at Medina
Medina Specialty Care
3780 Medina Road, Suite 240
Medina , OH 44256
Appointments: 330-725-5929, prompt #4
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