The Division of Nephrology provides comprehensive care to all infants, children and adolescents with kidney disease who live in Western New York and northern Pennsylvania. We are experts in clinical care, research and education.

Education and Training

All faculty members in our division are physicians board-certified in pediatric nephrology. As such, they provide leadership in medical education and in basic science and clinical research.


Current research focuses on renal impairment in the overweight, along with strategies to reverse it.

Clinical Care

Our division is part of UBMD Pediatrics, a member of UBMD Physicians' Group, the medical practice plan for the University at Buffalo. We see patients at the pediatric outpatient centers located in Amherst and Buffalo and provide consultations to inpatients at Oishei Children's Hospital.

Care is provided primarily in the Kidney Center, which was established in 1983. The scope of medical problems referred to the Kidney Center include:

  • acute and chronic glomerular diseases, such as IgA nephropathy, hemolytic-uremic syndrome, Henoch-Shonlein purpura, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • cystic disease of the kidney
  • continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) for critically ill children
  • disorders of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis
  • end-stage renal disease care (ESRD), including hemodialysis in a facility that is limited to pediatric patients, peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis training and work-up for the coordination of renal transplant referrals
  • hematuria and/or proteinuria
  • overdosages or intoxications requiring dialysis
  • hypertension
  • renal tubular diseases, such as renal tubular acidosis, Bartter syndrome, and nephrogenic diabetes insupidus
  • urinary tract infections, vesoureteral reflux, and other structural or congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract
  • urolithiases

Chief, Nephrology

Waz, Wayne

Wayne Waz, MD

Clinical Professor and Division Chief, Nephrology

UBMD Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology, 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0140; Fax: (716) 323-0292

Email: waz@buffalo.edu


1001 Main Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0140
Fax: (716) 323-0292