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Clinical Services at Rush Pediatric Nephrology (Kidney Diseases)
Program Description

The pediatric kidney program at Rush Children’s Hospital aims to provide primary and consultative care and treatment to children and adolescents with all forms of kidney disease, including the following:

  • Genitourinary disease
  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hypertension
  • Dialysis
  • Renal transplantation

We provide a multidisciplinary care team involving:

  • Pediatric nephrologists
  • Nephrology nurse coordinators
  • Pediatric renal dietitians
  • Pediatric renal social workers
  • Child life specialists and teachers
  • Transplant coordinator

Services Provided

Comprehensive care programs include:

  • Pediatric hypertension center
    • One-stop comprehensive initial evaluation, including lipid profiling, renal Doppler ultrasound, echocardiogram, nutrition and social service counseling
    • 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring if indicated
  • Chronic kidney disease program
    • Multidisciplinary team approach including coordination of services
    • Treatment of kidney dysfunction from any cause
  • End stage renal disease program
    • Dedicated pediatric hemodialysis center
    • Home peritoneal dialysis services
  • Renal transplant program
    • Pre- and post-transplant management
    • Multidisciplinary team approach including coordination of services
  • Academic services
    • Actively involved in national and regional clinical research including pharmaceutical trials
    • Faculty are actively involved in training medical students and residents
    • Faculty are available for educational seminars on a wide variety of nephrology topics
    • Experts in their fields, our physicians have been named among The Best Doctors in America

Clinical Team

Deepa H. Chand, MD, MHSA
Director, Department of Nephrology
Medical director, pediatric dialysis
Associate professor of pediatrics

Sara E. Jandeska, MD
Director of Pediatric Renal Transplantation
Assistant professor of pediatrics

To contact a Rush Children’s Hospital nephrologist or to schedule an appointment, call (312) 942-3034





Contact Name
Section of Pediatric Nephrology
Contact Phone
(312) 942-3034



LocationHours of Operation
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60612

Appointments are available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. For patient appointments, call (312) 942-4035. For physician referrals, call (312) 563-2778.



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