Christopher Clardy, MD

Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Transplant Surgery | More

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

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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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1984

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nephrology

Languages Spoken

  • English