Academic Programs


The division has participated over the past two decades as a member of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials Cooperative Study (NAPRTCS). Robert Wyatt is the center principal investigator for this registry that compiles important clinical data and outcomes for pediatric patients who have a kidney transplant, are on chronic dialysis, or have chronic renal insufficiency but have not yet progressed to dialysis or transplantation.

Elucidating IgA Nephropathy through Genetic Studies of IgA1 Glycosylation

Dr. Robert Wyatt is a coinvestigator on this study that is led by Dr. Jan Novak at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Dr. Ali Gharavi at Columbia University School of Medicine. Data from our 2008 paper "Aberrant IgA1 Glycosylation Is Inherited in Familial and Sporadic IgA Nephropathy" Gharavi et al. J Am Soc Nephrol 19: 1008-1014, 2008 contributed to the development ot this study.

Contact Information

Fellowship Training Program Director
John J. Bissler, MD
FedEx Chair of Excellence
Professor and Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Department of Pediatrics
Director of Tuberous Sclerosis Center of Excellence
Medical Director of Nephrology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital University of Tennessee Health Science Center
UT Le Bonheur Pediatric Specialists, LCH
Children’s Foundation Research Institute
49 North Dunlap, C-312
Memphis, TN 38105

Fellowship Training Program Assistant Director
Arwa Nada, MD
Assistant professor of Pediatric Nephrology
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
49 North Dunlap, FOB 326. Memphis, TN 38105

Fellowship Training Program Coordinator
Rhonda Gray
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
50 N. Dunlap 654R
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 287-6034
Fax: (901) 287-5062