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Cracow, University Children's Hospital of Cracow


Department of Paediatric Nephrology and Hypertension


Department of Paediatric Nephrology and Hypertension Jagiellonian University Medical College, which came into existence in 1965, is a part of University Children’s Hospital of Kraków and it covers 1/ an 18 - bed ward for children between 2 months to 18 years of age; 2/ Dialysis Unit with 4 haemodialysis and 2 peritoneal dialysis posts and 3/outpatient clinic where approximately 100 children weekly receive nephrological consultations. Department also disposes of three ultrasound and one uroflowmetry appliances. The Clinic is a reference paediatric nephrology centre for all of the south-east Poland area. The experienced clinical medical team which is composed of 10 paediatric specialists (whereof 9 – have accomplished paediatric nephrology specialisation, 1 still is in active training) and 3 residents currently being trained in paediatric nephrology field. Furthermore 2 doctors are specialist in paediatric hypertension. The Paediatric Nephrology Department enables executing a complete kidney diseases diagnostics including diagnostics of hypertension based on up-to-date image and laboratory endowment. Moreover the Clinic’s specialists take an active part in running continuous renal replacement therapy, plasmapheresis and hemoperfusion in three intensive care units (paediatric, cardiosurgical and neonatal) functioning in the Hospital. The Department is also very active in a didactic scope running lectures, bedside classes and ERASMUS exchange programmes for students. Moreover the staff members are active participants of domestic and international nephrological conferences, clinical studies and researches.


Senior clinician experts

Dorota Drozdz   (HCP Lead)   [e-mail]

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Monika Miklaszewska   (HCP Deputy Lead)   [e-mail]

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Joanna Kwinta-Rybicka   [e-mail]
Anna Moczulska   [e-mail]

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Iwona Ogarek   [e-mail]

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Elżbieta Szczęsny-Choruz   [e-mail]

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Katarzyna Wilkosz   [e-mail]

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Katarzyna Zachwieja   [e-mail]

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Urszula Stalmach   [e-mail]

Junior clinician experts


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Agnieszka Jaskólska   [e-mail]

Clinicians in training


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Magdalena Blasiak   [e-mail]

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Agnieszka Cyran   [e-mail]

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Karina Swiatkowska Madej   [e-mail]

Disease expertise

» Hereditary glomerulopathies
» Immune glomerulopathies
» Thrombotic microangiopathies
» Congenital malformations & ciliopathies
» Pediatric CKD & dialysis


Prof. Dorota Drozdz
Telephone: 4812 333 90 42


» Department of Paediatric Nephrology and Hypertension