Nephrology

For children with abnormal kidney function, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, dialysis, hypertension, and others. Patients are seen at the Pediatric Specialty Care located at 2150 Herbert Court, just off Hemby Lane. The telephone number is 252-744-4965. Fax number is 252-744-4772.

Guillermo Hidalgo, MD

Guillermo Hidalgo, MD

Associate Professor

Primary Specialty: Pediatric Nephrology
Secondary Training: Pediatrics
Board Certifications: Pediatric Nephrology; American Board of Pediatrics
Fellowships: SUNY-Brooklyn, University Hospital of Brooklyn, NY
Residency: SUNY-Brooklyn, University Hospital of Brooklyn, NY
Medical School: Evangelical University School of Medicine San Salvador, El Salvador.
Research Interests: Chronic kidney disease in children, urine biomarkers in obstructive uropathy, vesicoureteral reflux
Ancillary Roles: Section Head, Pediatric Nephrology; Director of Pediatric Transplant; Director of Pediatric Dialysis
Basema Dibas, MD

Basema Dibas, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Primary Specialty: Pediatric Nephrology
Secondary Training: Pediatrics
Board Certification: Board Eligible, Pediatric Nephrology; American Board of Pediatricss
Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO
Residency: Children’s Hospital of Michigan Detroit Medical Center at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Medical School: Kuwait University Faculty of Medicine
Research Interests: Acute kidney injury, dialysis, kidney transplant
Leonard Hymes, MD

Leonard Hymes, MD

Clinical Professor

Primary Specialty: Pediatric Nephrology
Secondary Training: Pediatrics
Board Certifications: Pediatric Nephrology; American Board of Pediatrics
Fellowship: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA
Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals; Chief Resident, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Medical School: New York University
Research Interests: Renal transplant medication protocols, adherence with medications, post-transplant viral infections
Hsiao Lai, MD

Hsiao Lai, MD

Assistant Professor

Primary Specialty: Nephrology, Internal Medicine
Secondary Training: Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatrics
Board Certifications: Nephrology; American Board of Internal Medicine Pediatric Nephrology; American Board of Pediatric Nephrology
Fellowships: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; University Hospital / VAMC of University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Residency: Lebonheur Children’s Hospital and Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN
Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Affilliations: American Society of Nephrology; American Society of Pediatric Nephrology; National Kidney Foundation; American Heart Association; American Society of Internal Medicine; American Academy of Pediatricians