Christopher Clardy, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Christopher Clardy, MD

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

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

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nephrology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Christian Community Health Fellowship

Practicing Since

  • 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • University of Virginia


  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center


  • Boston Children's Hospital; Rush University Medical Center

News & Research

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  • Cigna POS
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  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
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  • United Options (PPO)
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  • 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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