Nadine Benador, M.D.


3020 Children's Way
MC 5137
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Other Languages

French, Spanish

Medical School

University of Geneva, Switzerland


University of Geneva, Switzerland


University of Geneva, Switzerland

Board Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatrics




Dr. Nadine Benador is a pediatric nephrologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and a clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is director of Rady Children's pediatric dialysis and apheresis programs.

After earning her medical degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, she completed her residency in Switzerland, trained as a neonatal fellow in Vancouver, BC, and completed a pediatric nephrology fellowship in San Diego. She joined the faculty at UC San Diego in 2000.

Dr. Benador provides both general inpatient and outpatient nephrology care and teaches medical students, residents, fellows and nurses. She is a clinical expert in pediatric dialysis, in neonates to young adults, as well as pediatric apheresis, including stem cell collection, therapeutic plasma exchange and other apheresis therapies. She prides herself on providing personalized care.

She is actively involved in projects to improve treatments for children with chronic kidney disease and has been participating in several multicenter pharmaceutical trials. She is the central principal investigator for ongoing clinical studies.

Outside of work, Dr. Benador enjoys spending time with her husband and children, playing the piano, cooking French cuisine and reading.


Therapeutic plasma exchange for the treatment of pediatric renal diseases in 2013.
Carter CE, Benador NM

Association between common iron store markers and hemoglobin in children with chronic kidney disease.
Atkinson MA, Pierce CB, Fadrowski JJ, Benador NM, White CT, Turman MA, Pan CG, Abraham AG, Warady BA, Furth SL

Association of proteinuria with race, cause of chronic kidney disease, and glomerular filtration rate in the chronic kidney disease in children study.
Wong CS, Pierce CB, Cole SR, Warady BA, Mak RH, Benador NM, Kaskel F, Furth SL, Schwartz GJ, CKiD Investigators.

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis with multiorgan involvement in a teenage male after lymphoma, Ewing's sarcoma, end-stage renal disease, and hemodialysis.
Krous HF, Breisch E, Chadwick AE, Pinckney L, Malicki DM, Benador N

Intravenous paricalcitol for treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in children on hemodialysis.
Greenbaum LA, Benador N, Goldstein SL, Paredes A, Melnick JZ, Mattingly S, Amdahl M, Williams LA, Salusky IB

Intravenous calcitriol for treatment of hyperparathyroidism in children on hemodialysis.
Greenbaum LA, Grenda R, Qiu P, Restaino I, Wojtak A, Paredes A, Benador N, Melnick JZ, Williams LA, Salusky IB

Mycobacterial peritonitis in pediatric peritoneal dialysis patients.
Ferrara E, Lemire J, Grimm PC, Reznik VM, Mendoza SA, Leake JA, Benador NM

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