Department of Pediatrics

Director's Message


Message from the Director


Pediatric nephrology provides a uniquely challenging and rewarding experience for the physician/scientist. Although a highly specialized field, it offers an exciting variety of acute and chronic cases, and pediatric nephrologists have a direct impact on interesting and complex cases throughout the hospital.

Participants in our ACGME-Accredited Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program develop a strong fund of knowledge in pediatric nephrology. They are prepared for an academic career in pediatric nephrology that will include patient care, teaching, research and administration. The program helps to provide the necessary qualifications that will enable our trainees to apply for certification by the Sub-Board of Pediatric Nephrology.


Michael Braun, M.D.

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Chief and Section Head of Pediatric Nephrology
Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program

Leyat Tal, M.D. 

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Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nephrology
Assistant Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program