Christopher Clardy, MD

Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Transplant Surgery | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Section of Pediatric Nephrology
Coordinator, Inpatient Pediatrics

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Christopher Clardy, MD, is a specialist in pediatric nephrology and pediatric critical care. He has received numerous awards, including "Top Doctor in the Chicago Metro Area" by Castle Connolly Guide and "Best Physician in America" by American Health Magazine.

Dr. Clardy and his colleagues treat all types of renal and genitourinary problems, including the following:

  • Congenital malformations of the kidney and bladder
  • Nephrotic syndrome (glomerulosclerosis)
  • Glomerulonephritis (lupus and IgA nephropathy)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Enuresis
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte imbalances (renal tubular acidosis, Bartter's syndrome, and hypophosphatemic rickets).

Dr. Clardy takes care of children with acute and chronic renal failure who are on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. He also works closely with transplant surgery to care for children who require kidney transplantation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis

Medical Education

  • University of Virginia School of Medicine


  • Vanderbilt Children's Hospital


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Rush University Children's Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Christian Community Health Fellowship
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1984

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nephrology

Languages Spoken

  • English