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Pediatrics - Renal

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Renal
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Resident Elective


  • Development of skills in the diagnosis of congenital and acquired renal diseases
  • Evaluation and management of hypertension in childhood
  • Management of fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Acquisition of knowledge about the normal physiology of the kidney, especially with regard to regulation of body water, electrolyte, and acid-base metabolism

Residents' Training

During the course of training, residents:

  • Participate in the evaluation and management of children with renal diseases, hypertension and electrolyte problems in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • See patients admitted to the inpatient renal service as well as participate in interesting consultations at both Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital. Inpatient rounds are conducted daily with a renal faculty member for one-on-one teaching.
  • See children with a faculty teacher in the Renal Clinic at least one half-day weekly. The resident is encouraged but not required to review and present one topic at a renal conference during the month.
  • Attend a bimonthly renal biopsy conference, a monthly uroradiology conference, and a weekly renal fellows conference for didactic and interactive teaching.
  • Are introduced to the management of patients with end-stage renal disease, including both chronic dialysis and renal transplantation, and of patients with acute renal failure, including acute dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy. No call is expected.

For further information on visiting resident electives please contact Estrella Garcia the pediatric nephrology program coordinator by email at


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