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Division of Pediatric Nephrology

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides outpatient consultation and inpatient hospitalization for children from infancy to adolescence who suffer from renal disease or hypertension. We are able to provide kidney transplantation as well as long term and short term dialysis treatments. The Pediatric Nephrology team also provides prenatal consultation for congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) at the Center for Advanced Fetal Care and collaborates closely with the Division Pediatric Surgery to provide comprehensive management of children with urologic disease and kidney transplantation.

Locations

University of Maryland Medical Center Pediatric Specialty Clinic
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Upper Chesapeake
520 Upper Chesapeake Dr.
Physicians Pavilion II, Suite 509
Bel Air, MD 21014

Hanover, Anne Arundel County Practice
7556 Teague Rd., Suite 420
Hanover, MD 21076

Area of Expertise/Patient Conditions:

  • Renal failure (chronic and acute)
  • Hypertension
  • Congenital renal malformations
  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Renal insufficiency (chronic and acute)
  • Kidney stones
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

Specialized Treatments and Testing

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Water deprivation tests
  • Acid loading tests

Research Activities

Other Activities/Programs

  • Camp All-Stars for children with chronic kidney disease, dialysis and kidney transplants

Faculty and Staff

Physicians:

Susan R. Mendley, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Special interests: pediatric renal transplantation, dialysis, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, renal tubular acidosis
Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
smendley@peds.umaryland.edu 

Erin K. Dahlinghaus, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Board Certified: Pediatrics
edahlinghaus@peds.umaryland.edu 

Laide A. Jinadu, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Special interest: post-transplant infections
Board Certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
ljinadu@peds.umaryland.edu 

Division Support:

Tamara Hill, R.N., MSN, CPNP-AC
Dialysis Nurse Practitioner 

Karen Rosquist, R.N.
Nephrology Clinical Nurse and Transplant Coordinator 

Contact Information

Division of Pediatric Nephrology
University of Maryland Hospital for Children
22 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Appointments: 410-328-6749
Division office: 410-328-5303
Fax: 410-328-3835

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