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Kidney (Renal)


Texas Medical Center

Kidney (Renal)
Phone: 832-824-3800
Fax: 832-825-9330


6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Leyat Tal, MD

Director of Patient Safety and Quality, Renal Section

Associate Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program, Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2016
Children's National Medical Center Residency Pediatrics 2010
University of Missouri Kansas City Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2007


As a pediatric nephrologist, I provide care to children with all types of kidney conditions and diseases including nephrotic syndrome, kidney and urinary anomalies, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis, transplantation and renal failure from other diseases.  With any child that has a chronic condition, it is important that the medical team, patient, and family be able to have an open dialogue in order to build trust, get to know each other, and ultimately work together to do what is best for the patient.  I have been fortunate to learn these skills from my mentors which is how I became passionate about medical education and thus serve as the Associate Program Director for the Renal Fellowship.  Throughout my training, I have learned the importance of quality improvement in delivering care to our patients.

Clinical Interests:

• Intensive care nephrology

• Acute kidney injury

• Chronic Kidney Disease

• End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) / chronic dialysis

• Kidney Transplantation

Research Interests:

• Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

• Neonatal extracorporeal renal replacement therapy


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Society of Nephrology

American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Member

Selected Publications

Rodriguez K, Srivaths PR, Tal L, Watson MN, Riley AA, Himes RW, Desai MS, Braun MC, Akcan Arikan A. Regional citrate anticoagulation for continuous renal replacement therapy in pediatric patients with liver failure. PLoS One 12(8):e0182134. PubMed PMC5549692, 2017.

Tal L, Bechara CF, Michael M. A case of gross hematuria with flank pain in a 16-year-old boy: Questions. Pediatric Nephrology 32(8):1343-1344, PubMed PMID: 27798727, 2017.

Tal L, Bechara CF, Michael M. A case of gross hematuria with flank pain in a 16-year-old boy: Answers. Pediatric Nephrology 32(8):1345-1347, PubMed PMID: 27798728, 2017.

Tal L, Angelo JR, Akcan-Arikan A. Neonatal extracorporeal renal replacement therapy-a routine renal support modality? Pediatric Nephrology 31(11)2013-5. PubMed PMID: 27270721, 2016.

Auron A, Tal L, Srivastava T, Alon US. Reversal of hypercalcemic acute kidney injury by treatment with intravenous bisphosphonates. Pediatric Nephrology 24(3)613-7. PubMed PMID: 18839218, 2009.

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