ERKNet Reference Center


Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Academic University Medical Center (AUMC)


Emma Children's Hospital


The Pediatric Nephrology and Urology Department of the Emma Children's Hospital, AMC, provides excellent and highly qualified patient care for children with renal and urological diseases and is one of the three pediatric dialysis and transplantation centers in the Netherlands. For the purpose of the alliance between the AMC and VUMC in Amsterdam, both pediatric nephrology departments have an intensified collaboration and will fuse in the near future. The unit has a shared care arrangement with the pediatric urology department of the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, Utrecht. Together with the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics a multidisciplinary prenatal and postnatal care of renal malformations is provided. The department is expertise center for pediatric dialysis, kidney transplantation, nephrotic syndrome, hyperoxaluria and obstructive uropathy. Research is focused on pediatric dialysis and kidney transplantation,(LDL) apheresis, epidemiology, nephrotic syndrome/glomerulopathy, hyperoxaluria and obstructive uropathy.


Senior clinician experts

Antonia Bouts   (HCP Lead)   [e-mail]
Elena Levtchenko   (HCP Deputy Lead)   [e-mail]
Arend Bokenkamp   [e-mail]
Jaap Groothoff   [e-mail]
Michiel Oosterveld   [e-mail]

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Ans van Wijk   [e-mail]

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Goedele Beckers

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Luitzen Groen

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Caroline Kuijper   [e-mail]

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Eric van der Horst

Junior clinician experts

Rik Westland   [e-mail]

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Doorjte Reijman   [e-mail]

Clinical geneticists


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Saskia Maas



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Joris Roelofs   [e-mail]

Laboratory researchers


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Sander Garrelfs   [e-mail]

Clinical research coordinators


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Simone Huijgen   [e-mail]

Disease expertise

» Hereditary glomerulopathies
» Immune glomerulopathies
» Tubulopathies
» Metabolic & stone disorders
» AD structural kidney disorders
» Congenital malformations & ciliopathies
» Pediatric CKD & dialysis
» Pediatric kidney transplantation


Elena Levtchenko