Why Pediatric Nephrology Matters

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 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. 

Children’s is the best choice for pediatric nephrology because:

  • We have 12 full-time pediatric nephrologists who have more than 100 years of combined experience.
  • We are ranked as one of the top 10 pediatric nephrology programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We are home to one of the largest pediatric kidney transplant programs in the country and the largest in the Southeast.
  • We engage in cutting-edge research, including studies that have led to U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for two new treatments for children with kidney disease.
  • We are one of the largest pediatric dialysis units in the U.S., typically caring for more than 40 children receiving chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

What Pediatric Nephrology Conditions 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

Pediatric Nephrology Services We Offer

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:

Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

The Mary Boyle Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic is located at Egleston. 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 Hypertension Clinic one of a few of its kind in the Southeast.

Led by Donald Batisky, MD, a Pediatric Nephrologist at Children's, the clinic provides comprehensive care to infants, children and teens who have high blood pressure. The team includes pediatric nephrologists, a registered nurse and a nutritionist.

Located at Egleston, our clinic offers:

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

Kidney transplant

The Carlos and Marguerite Mason Transplant Center at Children's provides full pre- and post-transplant 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 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 transplant is when a person 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.

Learn more about kidney disease research at Children's

Learn more about research at Children's

Meet the Pediatric Nephrology Team


Advanced practitioner

  • Elizabeth LaHaie, CPNP

Helpful Resources

Forms and parent tips

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Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program

Appointment cancellations

While keeping appointments is important for your child's treatment, we understand other obligations may arise. If you are unable to make your child's appointment, cancel the appointment as soon as possible. When you don't cancel appointments, you prevent other children from being seen and receiving important care and treatment. We appreciate your help and understanding.

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We invite families to attend a camp that gives your child 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 activities with others who share similar experiences.


Chronic kidney disease and pre- and post-kidney transplant clinics are held at Emory Children’s Center Building, while general nephrology and hypertension clinics are held at our other neighborhood locations.

Children's at North Point

3795 Mansell Road

Alpharetta, GA 30022-8247

Children's at Satellite Boulevard

2660 Satellite Blvd.

Duluth, GA 30096-5803

Center for Advanced Pediatrics

1400 Tullie Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Children's at Town Center Outpatient Care Center

605 Big Shanty Road NW

Kennesaw, GA 30144-3646

Emory Children's Center Building

2015 Uppergate Drive

Atlanta, GA 30322-1015

St. Mary's Athens

1230 Baxter Street

Athens, GA 30606