Pediatric Nephrology

The Pediatric Nephrology Division at the University of Michigan excels in patient care, research, and physician training. The division's goals are to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with all forms of kidney disease from infancy through late adolescence, as well as to advance our knowledge about pediatric kidney diseases.

David Kershaw, M.D.
David Kershaw M.D.
Director, Pediatric Nephrology

Clinical Care

Particular strengths include:

  • Renal transplantation (with special expertise in children younger than 4 years or with abdominal vascular problems)
  • Care of infants with urologic and nephrologic disease
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic glomerulonephritis  
  • Acute and chronic dialysis for kidney failure
  • Care of children with renovascular hypertension as part of the Vascular Pediatric Program with our colleagues in Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology
  • Coordinated care of children with systemic inflammatory diseases (lupus, vasculitis) with Pediatric Rheumatology


We have very active clinical, translational, and basic science research programs with four NIH-funded investigators.


Our NIH funded fellowship-training program has an excellent track record of preparing physicians in the clinical care of pediatric nephrology patients and for an academic career in pediatric nephrology.

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows.”

To Make An Appointment

Referring physicians can now complete an online Consult Request Form to request an appointment for the Division of Pediatric Nephrology.  This online form was especially designed to allow you to request appointments for Pediatric services at your convenience.

Contact Phone Numbers

General Information: 734-936-4210

Toll Free: 877-543-7789

Fax: 734-763-6997

Mailing Address

Division of Pediatric Nephrology
C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
1540 E. Hospital Drive
SPC 4297
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-4297