Division Highlights - Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology provides comprehensive care for children with all types of kidney disease.

We offer a comprehensive range of renal replacement therapies for both acute and chronic renal failure, with successful transplantation the ultimate goal for children with kidney failure.  We are internationally recognized experts in pediatric renal transplantation and novel prednisone-free immunosuppression.

Research interests include pediatric kidney stones and bone disorders, impaired growth associated with kidney failure, peritonitis rates and outcomes measures in patients on home dialysis, and outcomes research in chronic kidney disease.

2011 Highlights

  • Sharon Bartosh, MD, presented two research abstracts at the International Pediatric Transplant Association Congress in Montreal. 
  • Allison Redpath, MD, became the medical director of the pediatric home dialysis program.
  • Jesse Roach, MD, was selected as a UW SMPH Centennial Scholar. The award provides approximately $70,000 per year for three years to support scholarly activity among highly qualified junior faculty, especially those from underrepresented minority backgrounds.


Sharon M. Bartosh, MD

Professor and Division Chief

	Allison C. Redpath, MD

Assistant Professor

Jesse L. Roach, MD

Assistant Professor


Grant Support

Principal Investigator Funding Agency Title
Bartosh, Sharon Abbott Laboratories A Prospective Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety of Vitamin D Receptor Activators as Determined by Hypercalcemia in Pediatric Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 Receiving Peritoneal Dialysis with Current Clinical Practice
Bartosh, Sharon Abbott Laboratories M10-149:  A Phase 3, Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Pharmacokinetics, Safety and Efficacy of Paricalcitol Capsules in Decreasing Serum Intact Parathyriod Hormone Levels in Pediatric Subjects with Moderate to Severe Chronic Kidney Disease
Bartosh, Sharon Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (NIH) CKID: Chronic Kidney Disease in Children
Bartosh, Sharon Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (NIH) FSGS Cohort Study
Bartosh, Sharon Wayne State University (NIH) Primary Vesicoureteral Reflux - RIVUR

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