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Dialysis Program

Children with chronic kidney disease need special care. The kidney specialists at Monroe Carell analyze nutrition, metabolic status and growth to find the best outcomes possible for children with kidney disease. Dialysis treatments may be performed at home, in the outpatient clinic or the hospital.

For children with chronic kidney disease treated with dialysis, our ultimate goal is a successful kidney transplant.

Meet Your Care Team

Tracy E. Hunley

Tracy E. HunleyMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Stones and Nephrocalcinosis, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome
Kathy L. Jabs

Kathy L. JabsMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Congenital Anomalies of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract, Glomerulonephritis, Kidney Transplantation, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
Deborah K. Jones

Deborah K. JonesMD, MS

    Congenital Anomalies of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract, Cystic Kidney Diseases, Electrolyte and Acid-base Disorders, Glomerulonephritis, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Proteinuria and Nephrotic Syndrome
Rene G. Vandevoorde

Rene G. VandevoordeIII, MD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Hematuria, Hypertension, Nephrology, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Proteinuria

Why Choose the Dialysis Program at Vanderbilt

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    Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us among the best children’s hospitals in the U.S. We are honored to make the list of best hospitals in all 10 specialties ranked.

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    Coordinated care

    Our doctors, nurses and staff work closely together to develop a personalized care plan for your child. We also work closely with your pediatrician to provide your child with seamless ongoing care.

  • family, parents, child, Patient-centered care, healthcare
    Family-centered care

    You know your child best. So we work with you to create a specialized healthcare plan based on what is best for your child’s health. At Children’s Hospital, you are always a key member of your child’s care team.

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    Access to child life specialists

    Our Child Life specialists are trained in child development and the unique needs of children, teens, and families in the hospital. Through play, they create a friendly environment to help your child feel more comfortable.

Decker and Locklen's Story

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


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Nashville, TN 37232
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