What We Treat

At Children's, our team of pediatric trained nephrologists treats children and teens who have a broad range of kidney problems—from common to complex. Some of the conditions treated by our team include:

  • Congenital kidney problems
  • Cystic kidney disease
  • Enuresis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney stones
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Proteinuria (protein in the urine)
  • Urinary tract infections

Services We Offer

A wide range of programs and clinics

Through Children's Physician Group, our pediatric nephrology practice offers convenient outpatient clinics throughout metro Atlanta and surrounding communities to evaluate, diagnose and treat children with kidney problems. Our team also participates in the following programs and clinics at our Egleston hospital campus:

Chronic kidney disease

Comprehensive, family-centered care for children with decreased kidney function.

The Mary Boyle Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic is located at our Egleston hospital. Here, our multidisciplinary team:

  • Treats children who have potential medical complications from chronic kidney disease, such as anemia, bone disease, high blood pressure and poor growth.
  • Prepares children for dialysis and kidney transplant, when necessary.
  • Delivers quality medical care while addressing the psychosocial needs of our patient families.
  • Allows patients to see a full range of our CKD experts during one clinic visit.

Call 404-785-1119 to make an appointment. We require a physician referral.

Pediatric hypertension

Our unique, multidisciplinary approach to care has made our clinic one of a few of its kind in the Southeast.

Led by Donald Batisky, M.D., the Hypertension Clinic at Children’s provides comprehensive care to infants, children and adolescents who have high blood pressure. Our team includes pediatric nephrologists, a registered nurse and a nutritionist.

Located at our Egleston hospital, our clinic offers:

  • Evaluations
  • Consultations
  • Nutritional evaluation and intervention
  • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Parent resources:

Physician resources:

Kidney transplant

The Children's Carlos and Marguerite Mason Transplant Center provides full pre- and posttransplant services for children who need a kidney transplant.

A kidney transplant provides your child with a healthy kidney from a donor. There are two main types of kidney transplants, a deceased donor transplant and living donor transplant.

  • A deceased donor transplant provides your child with a kidney from a person who has recently died. To receive a deceased donor kidney, you child is placed on the UNOS list.
  • A living donor is a person who volunteers to give your child one of his kidneys. The donor's remaining kidney works well enough for him to have a normal quality of life. Your child's new kidney takes over the work of two failed kidneys.

Learn more about our kidney transplant services

Innovative research

In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine, our nephrology team is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric kidney research. We are devoted to developing new and better preventive, diagnostic services and treatments through research.

Our Unique Approach

Why choose Children's?

Children's is home to one of the leading pediatric nephrology programs in the country. Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, makes Children's a top choice for the treatment of common and complex kidney conditions.

Meet our pediatric nephrologists

Led by Larry Greenmaum, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Nephrology, our team includes the following pediatric nephrologists:

Helpful Resources

Forms and parent tips

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Telemedicine

The expertise of Children's pediatric nephrologists is available to patients and healthcare providers through telemedicine. An easy-to-use service, telemedicine offers patients and providers remote consultations, evaluations and training using live video.

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Camp

We invite families to attend camp giving them the opportunity to have fun, meet others with similar conditions and build confidence.

  • Camp Independence: A weeklong summer camp experience for children and teens, ages 8 to 18, who have been diagnosed with kidney disease, are on dialysis or have received an organ transplant.
  • Second Chance Family Camp: A weekend camp that allows transplant recipients, candidates and their immediate family members to enjoy camp activites with others who share similar experiences.

Locations

Egleston hospital

1405 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322-1062

Children's at Forsyth

410 Peachtree Parkway, The Collection at Forsyth

Cumming, GA 30041-7407

Children's at North Point

3795 Mansell Road

Alpharetta, GA 30022-8247

Children's at Cobb

1371 Church Street Extension

Marietta, GA 30060-7913

Emory Children's Center Building

2015 Uppergate Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322-1015

St. Mary's Athens

1230 Baxter Street

Athens, GA 30606