About Us

Pediatric Nephrology

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology is a tertiary referral center for North and Central Florida and the surrounding states. Our Division offers special expertise in the care of very young children with renal failure and in the care of patients with complex renal abnormalities who require dialysis and transplantation.

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides diagnosis and treatment for infants, children, and adolescents with all forms of acute and chronic kidney disease. There are approximately 3600 outpatient visits and 350 admissions each year. These include infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of bladder and kidney problems, patients with hypertension and electrolyte abnormalities, and the assessment of pregnant women carrying a fetus with a renal abnormality noted on ultrasound. Physicians over the entire tri-state area call for consultations, as do the faculty of the University of Florida Health Science Center who need joint consultative care of the complex pediatric problems.

Our Team


Lawrence R Shoemaker

Lawrence R Shoemaker M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor And Chief

Larry T Patterson

Larry T Patterson M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor

Kiran K Upadhyay

Kiran K Upadhyay M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor


Kidney Transplant Team

Rachel Bush, ARNP

Rachel Bush

April Ellis


Felicia Johns

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