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Pediatric Nephrology

Nephrology Leadership

Dr. Nazia Kulsum-MecciSIU School of Medicine's Pediatric Nephrology division offers comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of kidney diseases presenting in childhood for children living in central and southern Illinois.

Appointment Information

Nazia Kulsum-Mecci, MD

Patient care

SIU's Pediatric Division of Nephrology offers exceptional continuity of care with a strong commitment to a multidisciplinary and personalized approach. We provide comprehensive treatment for complex kidney-related diseases including urogenital anomalies and can order all of the radiological studies and laboratory testing necessary for complex kidney diseases.

Pediatric Nephrology Patient Resources


Medical students from SIU School of Medicine and pediatric residents get to see all aspects of diagnosis, evaluation, counseling and treatment strategies for common kidney disease in all age groups during their rotation. They aslo see acute emergencies related to electrolyte abnormality, renal failure, hypertension, CKD from urogenital abnormality in ICU, NICU and general admissions.

Clinical and Research Interests

There is opportunity for interested students and residents to study children with kidney stones and hypertension. Dr. Nazia Kulsum-Mecci is interested in studying arterial stiffness in children with hypertension and treatment strategies.