Nephrology

A Look at the Division of Nephrology

The major focus of clinical activity within the Nephrology Division remains tertiary care of patients with end-stage renal disease and post-renal transplantation. A major shift from inpatient to ambulatory care has occurred overthe past couple of years.

The division is Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada approved and provides complete postgraduate training in Paediatric Nephrology, as well as elective experience for Nephrology trainees from Ottawa and Edmonton. In addition, the division members contribute substantially to undergraduate training of medical students at the University of Toronto, as well as elective students from other universities.

A strong bench-research program has been developed and focuses in the area of renal morphogenesis; clinical research covers a broad range of topics including hypertension, antenatally diagnosed renal disorders, and vesico-ureteral reflux, renal transplantation and anemia in renal disease.

Visit sickkids.ca to read more about the Division of Nephrology.

Education Initiatives

This training program aims to develop academic paediatric nephrologists who will establish independent investigative careers in the understanding of childhood kidney diseases.