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.
- The division established a new outreach clinic in the Fox Valley, and continues to provide clinical services to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.
- Sharon Bartosh, MD, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Transplantation, an organization in which 90% of members are physicians specializing in adult transplant medicine or surgery. She was also nominated by the American Society of Pediatric Nephrologists to serve on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation.
- The UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Dean for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs named Allison Redpath Mahon, MD, as the funded candidate for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar.
- The division welcomed Aaron Wightman, MD, a fellowship-trained pediatric nephrologist and bioethicist. Dr. Wightman will split his efforts between the division and the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Medical History and Bioethics.
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RIVUR Trial Investigators, Hoberman A, Greenfield SP, Mattoo TK, Keren R, Mathews R, Pohl HG, Kropp BP, Skoog SJ, Nelson CP, Moxey-Mims M, Chesney RW, Carpenter MA (Bartosh SM, collaborator). Antimicrobial prophylaxis for children with vesicoureteral reflux. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 19;370(25):2367-76. Epub 2014 May 4. PMID: 24795142.
Wightman A, Largent E, Del Beccaro M, Lantos JD. Who should get the last PICU bed? Pediatrics. 2014 May;133(5):907-12. PMID: 24777215.
Wightman AG, Oron AP, Symons JM, Flynn JT. Pediatric nephrologists' beliefs regarding randomized controlled trials. J Investig Med. 2014 Jan;62(1):84-7. PMID: 24379023.
Wightman A, Young B, Bradford M, Dick A, Healey P, McDonald R, Smith J. Prevalence and outcomes of renal transplantation in children with intellectual disability. Pediatr Transplant. 2014 Nov;18(7):714-9. Epub 2014 Aug 19. PMID: 25135680.
Our faculty were principal investigators and/or co-investigators on the following grants during calendar year 2014.
|Bartosh, Sharon M (PI)||Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Clinical Course of STEC-HUS in a Contemporary Group of American Children|