By the Numbers

* "By the Numbers" data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, in line with the last U.S. News and World Report Survey 

  • Approximately 500 patients evaluated annually using 24-hour ABPM
  • Kidney Transplant Program
    • 5 kidney transplants in 2022 – 40% preemptive
    • 100% kidney graft survival at 1 and 3 years
    • 82.8% of eligible patients received a kidney within one year (candidates registered between 07/01/2016–06/30/2019)
    • 27.6% of eligible patients received a kidney within 30 days (candidates registered between 07/01/2016–06/30/2019)
    • 100% of transplanted patients live with a fully functioning kidney two-and-a-half years post-surgery (07/01/2019–03/12/2020, 06/12/2020–12/31/2021)
  • Dialysis Program
    • Adequacy: 100% for patients receiving hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Vaccination rates
    • 100% pediatric vaccination rates for Hepatitis B and Pneumococcal (kidney transplant and dialysis patients)

Nephrology Outcomes graphic.
Best Children's Hospitals - US News & World Report - Nephrology

Awards and Achievements

  • 2023-2024 USNWR ranking
  • 100% of registered nurses in the nephrology section (dialysis, kidney transplant and nephrology SPNs) have achieved national certification


Nephrology Service Chief

Richard Blaszak, M.D."After 23 years, the reasons that I continue to practice pediatric nephrology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital are obvious. The patients we serve are extraordinarily humble and grateful, the hospital has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, there are limitless academic and research opportunities, and most importantly a workplace culture that is best described as inclusive, connected, motivating, rewarding and fun."

Richard T. Blaszak, M.D. 
Pediatric nephrologist, Arkansas Children’s Hospital 
Chief of nephrology 
Professor of pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences