Dr. Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS
Nephrologist (Pediatric) | Pediatric Nephrology3401 Civic Center Blvd Children's Hospital Philadelphia PA, 19104
Dr. Sandra Amaral is a pediatric nephrologist practicing in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Amaral specializes in caring for children with chronic conditions such as hypertension, kidney disease, and chronic dialysis. Pediatric nephrologists have extensive knowledge on the dialysis and transplant processes, while simultaneously developing lasting relationships with the families of their young patients.
Education and Training
Allegheny Univ Of Hlth Sciences- Philadelphia Pa 2000
Drexel University College of Medicine 2000
HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 2000
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP- Pediatric Nephrology
Dr. Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS's Expert Contributions
I would suggest starting with the pediatrician. The pediatrician can ask more detailed questions to figure out what the problem is and what the next steps should be. Dr. Sandi Amaral READ MORE
Hello. I recommend that you see a primary care provider and have your son examined. This could be a kidney infection or a stone. It could be from trauma or it could just be muscle pain from an overall viral syndrome. The only way to know for sure is for him to get a good physical exam, urine sample and possibly blood work depending on the exam. Best wishes, Dr. Sandra Amaral READ MORE
- Birth Defects
- Med Coll Wi Affil Hosps, Pediatrics
- Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals Program
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Pediatric Nephrologist, Johns Hopkins University
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, American Society of Transplantation, International Pediatric Nephrology Association, International Pediatric Transplant Association, American Society of Nephrology
Articles and Publications
- 50+ publications
What do you attribute your success to?
- Excellent mentorship, supportive colleagues and staff.
Hobbies / Sports
- Yoga, Cooking
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Transplantation
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