Smitha Vidi, M.D., is a nephrologist at Children’s Health℠ and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern who specializes in caring for children with kidney disease. Dr. Vidi’s clinical interests include the treatment and management of high blood pressure, kidney disorders like glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney disease (CKD) and dialysis.
I’m passionate about working with children and their families to bring the newest treatments available – whether that is medication, dietary changes or dialysis – to improve their health and well-being.
She earned her medical degree from Madras Medical College in India. Dr. Vidi was a research fellow and completed her pediatric residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric nephrology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“Kidney diseases and conditions can significantly impact a child’s life,” says Dr. Vidi.
“I’m passionate about working with children and their families to bring the newest treatments available – whether that is medication, dietary changes or dialysis – to improve their health and well-being.”
Dr. Vidi enjoys teaching physicians in training and directs the Fellowship Program in the division of pediatric nephrology. She has developed several curriculums for educating residents and fellows.
She enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids outside of work.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- Madras Medical College, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medi (2002)
- Massachusetts General Hospital Pediatrics (2011), Pediatrics
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (2006), Pediatrics
- Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (2014), Pediatric Nephrology
- Board Certification
- American Board of Pediatrics/Nephrology
- Acid-base and Electrolyte Disorders
- Acute Glomerulonephritis
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Alport Syndrome
- Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Congenital Kidney Abnormalities
- Cystinuria (Inherited Kidney Stone Disorder)
- Duplex Kidney
- Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
- Glomerular Filtration Disorders
- Hematuria (Blood in Urine)
- Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Horseshoe Kidney
- Kidney Failure
- Kidney Tumors
- Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
- Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney
- Nephrolithiasis (Kidney and Ureteral Stones)
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Obstructive Uropathy
- Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
- Proteinuria (Excess Protein in Urine)
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
Departments and Programs
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Role of hypertension in progression of chronic kidney disease in children. Vidi SR Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2018 Apr 30 2 247-251
- Deletion of the noncoding GNAS antisense transcript causes pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ib and biparental defects of GNAS methylation in cis. Chillambhi S, Turan S, Hwang DY, Chen HC, Jüppner H, Bastepe M J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2010 Aug 95 8 3993-4002
- American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Society of Nephrology
- National Kidney Foundation
Awards and Honors
- International Award for Excellence in Published Clinical Research 2011, The Endocrine Society and Pfizer, Inc.
- American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Resident Travel Grant 2010
- Fellow's Presentation Award 2014, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology