Michelle Rheault

Professor, Division Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Center for Women in Medicine and Science


Dr. Michelle Rheault is a board certified pediatric nephrologist and Professor of Pediatrics. She completed her Pediatric Nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2006 followed by a research fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 2008 and is currently the Director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and medical director of the pediatric dialysis unit. She is on the steering committee of the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, a clinical research network that aims to facilitate collaboration in pediatric nephrology. Her clinical and research interests include Alport syndrome and other genetic kidney diseases, pediatric glomerular disease, and pediatric end stage kidney disease.


MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nephrology,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York, United States
Residency in Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine (2023)
Clinical/Translational Paper of the Year (Associate or Full Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors”, Minnesota Monthly Magazine



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Minneapolis, MN 55454-1435