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Prof Detlef Böckenhauer

Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist


Professor Böckenhauer studied Medicine in Germany and trained in Paediatrics in Hamburg, Germany and New York City, USA. He trained in paediatric Nephrology at Yale University, USA and has been practicing as a consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at Yale from 2000 to 2004 and since then at GOSH. He has a research interest in the genetics and pathophysiology of kidney diseases.

Professor Böckenhauer was the Associate and subsequent Deputy Editor for Nephron Physiology journal (2007-2013) and Associate Editor for the Pediatric Nephrology journal (2011-). He has written over 130 publications including original research papers, reviews, editorials, textbook chapters and a handbook on paediatric nephrology.  

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • German


  • Paediatric kidney disease 
  • Inherited renal diseases  
  • Tubular diseases 
  • Electrolyte abnormalities 


  • Trained in paediatrics in Hamburg, Germany and New York City, USA 
  • Trained in paediatric nephrology at Yale University, USA 


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health  
  • British Association for Paediatric Nephrology  
  • Gesellschaft fuer Paediatrische Nephrologie (Germany) 
  • European Society for Paediatric Nephrology 
  • International Paediatric Nephrology Association 
  • American Society of Nephrology 

• Identification of genes in renal and electrolyte disorders 
• Renal physiology 
• Molecular basis of kidney disease 

News & Publications

Cabezas, OR., Flanagan, SE., Stanescu, H, ,García-Martínez, E., Caswell, R., Lango-Allen, H., Antón-Gamero, M., Argente, J., Bussell, AM., Brandli, A., Cheshire, C., Crowne, E., Dumitriu, S., Drynda, R., Hamilton-Shield, JP., Hayes, W., Hofherr, A., Iancu, D., Issler, N., Jefferies, C., Jones, P., Johnson, M., Kesselheim, A., Klootwijk, E., Koettgen, M., Lewis, W., Martos, JM., Mozere, M,. Norman, J., Patel, V., Parrish, A., Pérez-Cerdá, C., Pozo, J., Rahman, SA., Sebire, N., Tekman, M., Turnpenny, PD., Hoff, WV., Viering, DHHM., Weedon, MN., Wilson, P., Guay-Woodford, L., Kleta, R., Hussain, K., Ellard, S., Bockenhauer, D. 2017. Polycystic Kidney Disease with Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia Caused by a Promoter Mutation in Phosphomannomutase 2. Am Soc Nephrol.  

Blanchard, A., Bockenhauer, D., Bolignano, D., Calò, LA., Cosyns, E., Devuyst, O., Ellison, D.H., Karet Frankl, F.E., Knoers, N.V., Konrad, M., Lin, S.H., Vargas-Poussou, R. 2017. Gitelman syndrome: consensus and guidance from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). Controversies Conference Kidney Int. 

Zaniew, M., Bökenkamp, A., Kołbuc, M., La, Scola. C, Baronio, F., Niemirska, A., Szczepańska, M., Bürger, J., La Manna. A., Miklaszewska, M., Rogowska-Kalisz, A., Gellermann, J., Zampetoglou, A., Wasilewska, A., Roszak, M., Moczko, J., Krzemień, A., Runowski, D., Siteń, G., Załuska-Leśniewska, I., Fonduli, P., Zurrida, F., Paglialonga, F., Gucev, Z., Paripovic, D., Rus, R., Said-Conti, V., Sartz, L., Chung, W.Y., Park, SJ., Lee, JW., Park, YH., Ahn, YH., Sikora, P., Stefanidis, C.J., Tasic, V., Konrad, M., Anglani, F., Addis, M., Cheong, H.I., Ludwig, M., Bockenhauer D. 2016. Long-term renal outcome in children with OCRL mutations: retrospective analysis of a large international cohort. Nephrol Dial Transplant.  

Forsythe, E., Sparks, K., Best, S., Borrows, S., Hoskins, B., Sabir, A., Barrett, T., Williams, D., Mohammed, S., Goldsmith, D., Milford, DV., Bockenhauer, D., Foggensteiner, L., Beales, P.L. 2016. Risk Factors for Severe Renal Disease in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome. J Am Soc Nephrol. 

Plumb, L.A., Van't Hoff, W., Kleta, R., Reid, C., Ashton, E., Samuels, M., Bockenhauer, D. 2016. Renal apnoea: extreme disturbance of homoeostasis in a child with Bartter syndrome type IV. Lancet.  

Wallace, D., Lichtarowicz-Krynska, E., Bockenhauer, D. 2016. Non-accidental salt poisoning. Arch Dis Child.  

Guay-Woodford, L.M., Bissler,, J. J., Braun, M. C., Böckenhauer, D., Cadnapaphornchai, M. A., Dell, K. M., . . . Moxey-Mims, M. 2014. Consensus expert recommendations for the diagnosis and management of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease: report of an international conference. J Pediatr. 165 (3) pp. 611-617. 

Böckenhauer, D., & Zieg, J. 2014. Electrolyte disorders. Clin Perinatol, 41 (3) pp. 575-590. 

Bockenhauer, D., Bichet, DG. 2015. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. Nat Rev Nephrol. 

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