Pediatric Kidney Transplant

Kidney Transplant
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Our kidney specialists have years of experience helping children and their families. In fact, UVA doctors have been performing kidney transplants for children since 1969.

Today, our specialists perform six to 10 pediatric kidney transplants per year and actively manage the care of about 30 children.

A Team Approach to Pediatric Kidney Care

An organ transplant is a complex procedure involving many different caregivers. At UVA, you’ll have an entire team working for the health of your child, including:

  • Transplant surgeons
  • Pediatric kidney specialists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Specialists from other departments
  • Dieticians
  • Pharmacists
  • Teachers
  • Child life specialists

Every child is different, and each needs a different level of care. We’ll make sure you and your child has everything you need for a successful procedure and outcome.

Jennifer Charlton, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics