Nephrology

Leadership

Joseph Flynn, MD, MS
Professor
Division Chief

Overview

The Division of Nephrology at Seattle Children’s provides direct inpatient and outpatient nephrologic care and diagnoses to infants, children, adolescents and young adults. In addition, both clinical and basic science research are an integral component of daily activities within the division.

Clinical Programs

We treat renal problems in neonates, infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Our goals are focus on optimal growth, good nutrition and quality of life for our patients. Our team includes clinic, transplant and dialysis nurses, dietitians, nephrology physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers. Our support and follow-up services include education and counseling for patients and their families. Specialized services include a dialysis unit, home dialysis training and a kidney transplantation program.

For appointments, please call: (206) 987-2524

Research Programs

Clinical Research

Our clinical research training activities can be grouped into four major areas:

  1. Treatment & outcomes of acute renal failure
  2. Treatment & outcomes in chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease
  3. Renal transplantation
  4. Renal thrombotic microangiopathies

Basic Science Research

Members of the division are also actively engaged in basic science research. Our primary areas of interest pertain to the cellular and molecular mechanisms of chronic kidney disease. The three major overlapping themes being explored by our basic science faculty are: 1. Inflammation and response to renal injury, 2. Matrix biology and fibrogenesis, and 3. Vascular biology, atherosclerosis, and angiogenesis.

Training Programs

The goal of the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is to produce Physician Scientist and Clinical Investigators to assume leadership roles in the field of academic Pediatric Nephrology. This goal is accomplished by an intense year of clinical training in all aspects of Pediatric Nephrology practice, followed by two years of comprehensive training in either basic science research or clinical investigation. The clinical research program allows the fellow to obtain an MS from the School of Public Health and Epidemiology in addition to pursuing clinical investigation in the pediatric nephrology population. The fellowship program fulfills all requirements for Board Certification in Pediatric Nephrology.

For more information, please visit the Nephrology Fellowship webpage.