Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Nephrology Research

In the Department of Nephrology at Children's Hospital Colorado, we strive to get patients back where they belong: home. And while the outcomes for our patients consistently meet or exceed national benchmarks, our work is far from done.

Our commitment to continually raising the standard of kidney care makes research and innovation a vital part of what we do. We collaborate with other disciplines and institutions to share data, identify best practices and improve approaches to care.

Dr. Nicholas Cost working with young girl
Research article

Rare diseases and cancers are often difficult to study because there are not enough cases. Learn about studies conducted on pediatric RCC.

Pediatric nephrology advancements

All our physicians and nurses are involved in collaborative research with providers from the Department of Pediatric Surgery. Together, they examine immunosuppression regimens and outcomes in pediatric renal transplantation. We're proud to report that our kidney transplant outcomes are among the best in the nation.

"The frequency and early occurrence of acute kidney injury reinforces the need for systematic surveillance and study when patients are admitted to intensive care."
Danielle Soranno, MD

What our kidney research means for kids

Scientists in our Kidney Center have many research interests spanning a broad range of basic science and clinical areas. These projects include the study of renal conditions, such as renal salt and water handling, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), congenital nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI), growth failure in chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and pediatric renal transplantation.

Our current research

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