Frederick J. Kaskel, MD, PhD

Vice Chair, Affiliate and Network Relations, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Contact Information

P: 718.655.1120 F: 718.652.3136

Primary Location

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403
  • Specialties & Focus


    • Nephrology (Kidney)
    Clinical Focus
    • Kidney disorders in infants, children and adolescents
    • end-stage kidney replacement therapy and transplantation
    Research Focus
    • Prevention of kidney disease progression
    • prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular disease
  • Education & Training

    Medical Education

    University of Cincinnati


    Residency Program

    Montefiore Medical Center


    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Biography

    Personal Biography

    As Director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Kaskel is involved in basic and clinical investigations into the mechanisms of the major kidney disorders in pediatrics. He is particularly interested in the physiology and pathophysiology of normal and abnormal development and function of the kidneys throughout the critical periods of growth and maturation extending into adolescence and young adulthood. He is actively involved in a clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find the most efficacious therapy for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, one of the major causes of progressive glomerular disease, while investigating the molecular etiologies for its expression. Another NIH-supported study involves chronic kidney disease in children and how it affects their growth and neurocognitive development, and the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and renal progression.

    Dr. Kaskel is a past president of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, was Congress President of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association 15th Scientific Meeting, and has served as Chair for the Council of Nephrology and Urology of the National Kidney Foundation and the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America. He has also served on the Cardiovascular Renal Advisory Panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and as Associate Editor for the Journal of the IPNA Pediatric Nephrology. In addition, he has been named one of the Best Doctors in America and New York and as a Super Doctor by New York Times Magazine.

  • Publications
  • Locations

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

    3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-2403

    P: 718.655.1120 F: 718.652.3136

    Additional Locations

    Montefiore Medical Center
    111 East 210th StreetBronx, NY 10467-2401 P: 718.920.4321 Additional Details
    Montefiore at 1250 Waters Place
    1250 Waters PlaceBronx, NY 10461-2720 P: 718.741.2450 Additional Details
    Montefiore Gottscho Children's Dialysis Center
    2000 Frost Valley RoadClaryville, NY 12725-5221 P: 845.985.2291 Additional Details
    Montefiore At 141 South Central Avenue
    141 South Central AvenueHartsdale, NY 10530-2319 P: 914.721.7120 Additional Details
    St. Barnabas Hospital
    4422 Third AvenueBronx, NY 10457 P: 718.960.3331 Additional Details
    St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Clinic
    4487 Third AvenueBronx, NY 10457 P: 718.960.3730 Additional Details