Our Approach

Our Pediatric Nephrologists  diagnose and treat children and teens with congenital and acquired kidney and kidney-related diseases, including high blood pressure, urinary tract infection, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, kidney stone formation and kidney failure. We have outpatient clinics where patients with kidney disorders are diagnosed and provided therapeutic intervention, education, and multidisciplinary support including renal nutrition, social work, and child life experts.

Outpatient care is provided at the Goldsbury Center for Children and Families. Patients can be self-referred but generally are referred by a primary care physician.

Children up to age 18 are seen for a variety of renal-related diseases including:

  • Proteinuria (protein in the urine)
  • Congenital renal disorders
  • Nephrotic syndromes
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Renal tubular disorders
  • Cystic diseases
  • Renal failure
  • Kidney stones

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Our Services

  • Procedures and Tests We Offer
  • Dialysis
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Our Team

Elumalai Appachi

Elumalai Appachi, MD

Pediatric Critical Care

Section Chief, Critical Care
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

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Bandana Paudyal, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Nephrology & Dialysis

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Rachana Srivastava, MD

Pediatric Nephrology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Nephrology & Dialysis