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Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides outpatient consultation and inpatient hospitalization for children from infancy to adolescence who suffer from renal disease or hypertension. We are able to provide kidney transplantation as well as long term and short term dialysis treatments. The Pediatric Nephrology team also provides prenatal consultation for congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract (CAKUT) at the Center for Advanced Fetal Care and collaborates closely with the Division Pediatric Surgery to provide comprehensive management of children with urologic disease and kidney transplantation.


University of Maryland Pediatrics at Upper Chesapeake
520 Upper Chesapeake Dr.
Physicians Pavilion II, Suite 509
Bel Air, MD 21014

University of Maryland Pediatrics Specialty at Hanover
7556 Teague Rd., Suite 420
Hanover, MD 21076

University of Maryland Pediatric Specialty Midtown
827 Linden Avenue
2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Young Adult and Adolescent Health Services
120 Penn Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Area of Expertise/Patient Conditions

  • Renal failure (chronic and acute)
  • Hypertension
  • Congenital renal malformations
  • Hematuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Renal insufficiency (chronic and acute)
  • Kidney stones
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

Specialized Treatments and Testing

  • Kidney transplantation
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Water deprivation tests
  • Acid loading tests

Research Activities

Faculty and Staff

Bakri Alzarka, MD

Bakri Alzarka, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Board Certified Pediatric Nephrologist
Medical Director, Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
University of Maryland Medical Center, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Physician

Neziha Celebi, MD

Neziha Celebi, MD
Assistant Professor
Board-Certified Pediatric Nephrologist

Tamara Hill

Tamara Hill, DNP, CRNP-AC
Nurse Practioner

Division Support

Taneisha Stanton, RN
Registered Nurse, Pediatric Nephrology

Shonda Rogers
Administrative Assistant III

Myra Givens
Administrative Assistant I

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Contact Information

Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension
110 S. Paca Street, 9th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Appointment Line: 410-328-6749
Office: 410-328-5303
Fax: 410-328-3835

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