School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics


Phone: (504) 896-9238
Fax: (504) 896-9240


The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides evaluation and management of all pediatric kidney disorders.  We have a comprehensive end stage renal disease program and provide acute and chronic dialysis and renal transplantation services. The Division of Pediatric Nephrology runs the only dedicated pediatric dialysis unit in the state of Louisiana and surrounding region at the only freestanding children's hospital in the Greater New Orleans area.

Please call our office for an appointment or referral. We have providers that see patients in a variety of locations including:Children's Hospital on the 3rd floor of the Ambulatory Care Clinic, our Ridglelake Office in Metairie, Tulane-Lakeside, Covington, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette.

Please visit Children's Hospital's Website for additional information.


Faculty & Staff


Section Head

Diego H. Aviles, MD
Professor of Pediatric Nephrology


Caroline Straatmann, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program

Fellowship Website