End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta provides comprehensive, family centered care to children with kidney failure. We treat potential medical complications of kidney failure such as:

  • High blood pressure 
  • Bone disease
  • Anemia
  • Poor growth

One of our main goals is to prepare children for kidney transplantation, which is the preferred method for caring for most children with kidney failure. We provide multidisciplinary care from a team of professionals with expertise in the care of children with kidney failure. At Children’s, we not only focus on delivering outstanding medical care, but we also address the psycho social needs of our patients and families.

Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Pediatric nephrologists
    Doctors who focus on disorders that affect the way a child’s kidneys work.
  • Dietitian
    A professional who counsels patients and families about dietary restrictions that are often necessary for children with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI). She also makes sure children receive enough nutrition to grow and thrive.
  • Social worker 
    A healthcare professional who helps patients and families deal with the challenges of caring for a child with a chronic illness.
  • Child life specialist 
    A person who is specially trained in child development and how children respond to hospitalization and illness. Through education and play, she can help your child understand and cope with his hospital experience.
  • Hospital teacher 
    A licensed teacher works with children on schoolwork while children are in the hospital. She also works with families to optimize the school experience for children.
  • Kidney transplant coordinator
    A registered nurse who is specially trained to care for children before and after a kidney transplant.
  • Psychologist 
    Provides psychological support for children and families.


Children’s at Egleston 
1405 Clifton Road NE, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322