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Pediatric Nephrology

Nephrology Leadership

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

Patient care

SIU's Pediatric division of Nephrology offers exceptional continuity of care with a strong commitment  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 treatement strategies for common kidney disease in all age groups during their rotation. They aslo see actue 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 intersted in studying arterial stiffness in children with hypertension and treatment strategies.