Division Highlights - Nephrology

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

We offer a complete 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 corticosteroid-free maintenance immunosuppression in pediatric kidney transplant patients; pediatric kidney stone risk factors; impaired growth associated with kidney failure; peritonitis and exit site infection rates and quality outcome measures in patients on home dialysis modalities; and outcomes research in chronic kidney disease.

2013 Highlights

  • Jesse Roach, MD, received a 2013-2015 Advocacy Scholars Award from the John E. Lewy Foundation for Children's Health. The award is designed to develop leaders with expertise in advocacy and legislative affairs.
  • Christine Sorenson, PhD, received a $25,000 grant from the Retina Research Foundation for her project, “Retinal Vessel Rarefaction and Bim Expression.”


Sharon M. Bartosh, MD

Professor (CHS) and
Division Chief

	Allison C. Redpath, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Jesse L. Roach, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)


Recent Publications

Carpenter MA, Hoberman A, Mattoo TK, Mathews R, Keren R, Chesney RW, Moxey-Mims M, Greenfield SP; RIVUR Trial Investigators (Bartosh SM et al). The RIVUR trial: profile and baseline clinical associations of children with vesicoureteral reflux. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e34-45. Epub 2013 Jun 10. PMID: 23753091.

Roach J, Jacobs EA. Grateful patient philanthropy: is what's good for the goose good for the gander? J Gen Intern Med. 2013 May;28(5):608-9. PMID: 23423454.

Grant Support

Our faculty were principal investigators on the following grants during calendar year 2013.

Principal Investigator Funding Agency Title
Bartosh, Sharon Alexion Pharmaceuticals Clinical Course of STEC-HUS in a Contemporary Group of American Children
Sorenson, Christine DHHS, PHS, National Institutes of Health Bcl-2 and Ocular Neovascularization
Sorenson, Christine Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Oxidative Stress Detection in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Sorenson, Christine Retina Research Foundation Retinal Vessel Rarefaction and Bim Expression
Sorenson, Christine University Of Wisconsin Foundation RRF/Daniel M. Albert Chair

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