ERKNet Reference Center


Lyon, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant & Université de Lyon


Unit of Pediatric Nephrology, Rhumatology and Dermatology. French Reference Center for Rare Renal Diseases. French Reference Center for Rare Diseases of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism.


Pediatric nephrology: clinical nephrology, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, immuno-adsorptions, renal transplantation, combined kidney/liver transplantation, renal explorations
The Centre de Référence des Maladies Rénales Rares Néphrogones is one of the largest service for children's rare kidney diseases in France (and the first center in terms of paediatric renal transplantation and of paediatric combined liver/kidney transplantation, CLKT), with an encatchment of 8.3 million population and more than 3000 outpatient appointments, 600 conventional hospitalizations, 1200 day-hospitalizations and 1200 sessions of hemodialysis/plasmapheresis/immuno-adsorptions per year, in our state-of-the-art facilities. It has a special interest for paediatric CLKT for rare diseases of inborn metabolism such as primary hyperoxaluria, cystinosis and inherited phosphate/calcium disorders. Thanks to its high reputation our center already receives international patients for diagnostic asssessment and specialized therapies such as CLKT. Administrative and clinical pathways for such patients are well established and can be readily utilized to extend cross-border healthcare within the Network. Moreover, these international clinical collaborations are reinforced by the close relationship between senior consultants of the center and international scientific societies: P Cochat is currently the General Secretary of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, when J Bacchetta is a council member of the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology. The clinical service is complemented by a wide range of research activities, which include genetic and experimental research as well as the participation/coordination of national and international clinical research projects. The Lyon Centre leads patient registries and cohort studies in primary hyperoxaluria, cystinosis, and participates in numerous national/international investigator and industry driven clinical trials. We are also council member of the French Rare Renal Diseases network ORKID.


Senior clinician experts

Justine Bacchetta   (HCP Lead)   [e-mail]
Anne-Laure Sellier-Leclerc   (HCP Deputy Lead)   [e-mail]
Aurelia Bertholet-Thomas   [e-mail]
Pierre Cochat
Bruno Ranchin   [e-mail]

Junior clinician experts


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Mathilde Mauras   [e-mail]

Clinicians in training


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Manon Aurelle   [e-mail]

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Julie Bernardor   [e-mail]

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Sandrine Lemoine   [e-mail]

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Mélodie Mosca   [e-mail]

Clinical research coordinators


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Naura Brikh   [e-mail]

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Lisa Condamine   [e-mail]

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Sacha Flammier   [e-mail]

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Dounia Habchi   [e-mail]

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Lydia Slimana   [e-mail]

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Amina Talhi   [e-mail]

Disease expertise

» Hereditary glomerulopathies
» Immune glomerulopathies
» Tubulopathies
» Metabolic & stone disorders
» Thrombotic microangiopathies
» AD structural kidney disorders
» Pediatric CKD & dialysis
» Pediatric kidney transplantation


Justine Bacchetta
Telephone: 33427856130
Fax: 33427856768