Donald Weaver, MD, PhD

  • Pediatric Nephrology
Donald Weaver, MD, PhD
Atrium Health Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats Only Children


Practicing Specialties

  • Pediatric Nephrology

Clinical Interests

  • Acid-Base And Electrolyte Disorders
  • Acute And Chronic Renal Failure
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Bone And Mineral Disorders
    • Cardiovascular Disease In Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Coordination Of Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis And Hemodialysis Program
    • Cystic Kidney Disease
    • Disorders Of Calcium And Phosphorus
    • Electrolyte Disorders
    • Genetic Renal Disorders
    • Glomerular Disease
    • Hematuria
    • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
    • Hypertension
    • Kidney Failure
    • Kidney Stones
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Kidney- Child
    • Lupus Nephritis
    • Metabolic Bone Disease
    • Nephritis
    • Nephrotic Syndrome
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    • Osteogenic Imperfecta
    • Osteoporosis In Children
    • Pediatric Kidney
    • Proteinuria
    • Renal Calculi
    • Renal Disease
    • Renal Tubulopathies
    • Tubular Disorders
    • Urinary Tract Infections


  • English


“I was inspired by the strength and courage of pediatric patients in a local hospital when I volunteered in a Big Brother/Big Sister program in college. I was amazed at how resilient these children were.”

Dr. Weaver is the medical director of pediatric dialysis and board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. He is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics and was named a Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine.

He specializes in pediatric kidney disease and hypertension and is conducting research in the cardiovascular health of children with chronic kidney disease. Additionally, he is involved in evaluating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pediatric patients as well as acute kidney injury in patients infected with COVID-19.

He received his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his residency in pediatrics at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center. He followed that with a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and earned his doctorate in microbiology at the University of Illinois.


Board Certifications

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

Medical Education

  • The University of North Carolina, 2003


  • Carolinas Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2006


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatric Nephrology, 2008


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