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.

2014 Highlights

  • 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.




Sharon M. Bartosh, MD

Professor (CHS) and
Division Chief

	Allison C. Redpath Mahon, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Jesse L. Roach, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Aaron G. Wightman, MD

Assistant Professor


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