Physician Details

Diego Aviles, MD

  • Contact Info
  • Phone:
    Office: (504) 896-9238

    Phone 2:
    Scheduling: (504) 896-2888

    Office: (504) 896-9240

    Fax 2:
    Scheduling: (504) 896-2889

  • About
  • Dr. Diego Aviles specializes in Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Hospital. With 30 years of experience, Dr. Aviles holds many titles, including Director of the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program at LSU Health New Orleans, Director of Children’s Hospital’s Dialysis Unit, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at LSU Health New Orleans. He completed his medical and residency training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He then completed his fellowship at Georgetown University Children’s Medical Center in Washington, D.C. When asked why he values the physician/patient relationship, Dr. Aviles commented that he sees a significant number of children with renal conditions develop life threatening complications. He said, “It is rewarding to implement treatment plans that improve their quality of life. This allows me the opportunity to develop strong relationships with our patients and their families.” Dr. Aviles’ clinical interests include hypertension, kidney stones and kidney failure. He sees patients at Children’s Hospital’s Main Campus in Uptown New Orleans and at the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge.
  • Departments
  • Nephrology
    Kidney and Genitourinary Disorders
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  • Education
  • Medical School
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR
    University Pediatric Hospital
    University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, PR
    Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
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  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Nephrology
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  • Affiliations
  • LSU Health New Orleans
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  • Clinical Interests
  • Nephrotic syndrome, chronic renal failure, hypertension, dialysis, kidney transplantation, plasmapheresis
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  • Research Interests
  • T cells in steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome, In vitro models of podocyte injury
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Primary Location

Children's Hospital
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504)896-2888
Accepting Patients: Yes
Sees Children: Yes
Children's Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge
720 Connell Park Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 216-3047
Fax: (225) 928-7054
Accepting Patients: Yes
Sees Children: Yes
Northshore Center
71338 Hwy 21
Covington, Louisiana 70433
Phone: (985)317-6000
  • Academic Appointments
  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Professor of Pediatrics, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

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