Comprehensive Hypertension Clinic

High blood pressure (hypertension) occurs when there is higher than normal pressure inside the arteries. Our multidisciplinary team evaluates and treats infants, children and adolescents with high blood pressure.

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Comprehensive Services

Nationwide Children's Comprehensive Hypertension Clinic offers a team of experts focused on the treatment of pediatric high blood pressure (hypertension). Our team includes kidney doctors (nephrologists), heart and blood vessel doctors (cardiologists), medical imaging doctors (radiologists), nurses, food and nutrition experts (dietitians), mental health doctors (psychologists) and social workers.

Checking and managing high blood pressure may include: 

  • Additional monitoring of your blood pressure using a 24-hour home blood pressure monitor
  • Laboratory tests (i.e., blood work) to look for causes of high blood pressure or heart (cardiovascular) disorders
  • Imaging studies to look at your kidneys and heart
  • Medicine to help control high blood pressure 
  • Dietary counseling to find ways to improve blood pressure control
  • Psychology assessment to evaluate how high blood pressure may impact your child's behavior
  • Support children and families in behavioral modification to improve blood pressure
  • Access to new treatments as they become available 

Advancing Our Understanding of High Blood Pressure

Nationwide Children’s providers are actively involved in academic and educational programming for high blood pressure. As a member of the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, our providers work with other physicians across the country to identify why children develop high blood pressure and how it may impact them. Our providers also give lectures and training sessions to physicians across the country to update and educate them on best practices regarding high blood pressure.

Meet Our Team

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Mahmoud Kallash

Mahmoud Kallash, MD, is a pediatric nephrologist at the Nationwide Children's Hospital's Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. He is an associate professor at The Ohio State University and the director of the Comprehensive Hypertension Clinic at Nationwide Children's.

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Andrew H. Tran

Andrew Tran, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist and the director of the Preventative Cardiology Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Amy H. Wright

Amy Wright, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner within the section of Nephrology and Hypertension at Nationwide Children's Hospital. She is a part of the Metabolic Bone Clinic Team and has a special interest in Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Her other nephrology interests include managing patients with hypertension and patients with kidney stones.

Anne Dawson

Anne E. Dawson

Anne E. Dawson, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an assistant professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She works with patients seen by the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

Conditions We Treat

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High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, means that there is higher than normal pressure inside the arteries either during systole (when the heart contracts and pumps blood through the body), or during diastole (when the heart relaxes and fills with blood).

Clinic Referral Information

Appointments are by physician referral.

Health care providers may fax referral information to Nephrology & Hypertension at (614) 722-6482. Please specify the referral to the “Hypertension Clinic.”

Patients and families may request a referral to the Hypertension Clinic from their primary care provider or specialist. A patient or family may call our office at (614) 722-4360 to let us know that you have requested a referral.