Coral D. Hanevold, MD

Nephrology, Renovascular Hypertension Program, Dialysis, Pediatric Hypertension Program

On staff since September 2007

Children's Title: Director, Hypertension Program

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

"I was initially attracted to nephrology before I ever attended medical school. Working as a nurse, I cared for a 12-year-old boy with kidney failure. We provided life-saving peritoneal dialysis, but at that time (the late 1970s) such therapy severely compromised a patient’s quality of life. I was thrilled when he received a successful kidney transplant, enabling him to come off dialysis and resume a more normal life. Even after all these years I am still excited when a child gets the special gift of a new kidney."

  • Coral Hanevold, MD, is an attending nephrologist at Seattle Children’s, the Medical Director of Nephrology at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

    She completed her clinical training in Pediatric Nephrology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and a second fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology and Transplant Immunology at UCLA. Her work focuses on clinical practice, including general nephrology, hypertension, dialysis and transplantation. Dr. Hanevold has experience in clinical research, particularly in the area of hypertension, and has participated in several industry-sponsored trials of antihypertensive medications in children.

    • Christine AUGUSTA, GA 05.18.18

      Dr. Hanevold treated my son starting in 1998 when he was five. When the standard treatments failed, she was always thinking outside the box, trying different drug doses and frequencies until his disease was brought under control. We were prepared for him to be in transplant early on, but under her care, he went into medicated remission and after a few years, was able to achieve full remission with no medication. He is 25 years old, graduated from college, and living a good healthy life. She was our greatest champion. We are eternally grateful for her perseverance.

    • Melissa Olympia wa 11.01.17

      The Dr. honestly is wonderful she diagnosed my son over six years ago and has kept him in remission and she has a great relationship with Peyton.

    • Jermella Tacoma,Washington 12.27.11

      Dr.Carol Hanevold is an understanding,caring,compassionate, & kind doctor. She wants the best for the patients under her care. Striving & working hard to get her patitients better & give the upmost quility care. I came to her when I was only 16 years of age;now 28years old,a dear friend & I still consider her one of the most best former doctor(s) I had in my care. I would highly recommed her to anyone looking for the upmost highest quality care. Thank you for your time.

    • Cynthia Athens, Georgia 01.21.11

      Dr. Coral Hanevold is an outstanding doctor. She recognizes that the parents and siblings are very much affected by the patient's illness. As a Social worker and mother of a child whose kidneys failed this aspect of Dr. Hanevold's professional care was very important and life-saving for my family. Seattle Children's gained a wonderful, caring and thorough doctor. I consider her a friend and keep in touch.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2016 Seattle Magazine 2016
  • Other Publications

    • Vo NJ, Hanevold CD, Edwards R, Hoffer FA, Koyle MA
      Recurrent Page kidney in a child with a congenital solitary kidney requiring capsular artery embolization.
      20333510 Pediatric radiology, 2010 March 24
    • Hanevold CD
      Concepts guiding therapy for hypertension in children.
      19505280 Expert review of cardiovascular therapy, 2009 June : 647-57
    • Harshfield GA, Dong Y, Kapuku GK, Zhu H, Hanevold CD
      Stress-induced sodium retention and hypertension: a review and hypothesis.
      19146798 Current hypertension reports, 2009 Feb. : 29-34
    • Hanevold CD, Pollock JS, Harshfield GA
      Racial differences in microalbumin excretion in healthy adolescents.
      18172060 Hypertension, 2008 Feb. : 334-8
    • McKie KT, Hanevold CD, Hernandez C, Waller JL, Ortiz L, McKie KM
      Prevalence, prevention, and treatment of microalbuminuria and proteinuria in children with sickle cell disease.
      17356390 Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology : official journal of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2007 March : 140-4
    • Wang X, Poole JC, Treiber FA, Harshfield GA, Hanevold CD, Snieder H
      Ethnic and gender differences in ambulatory blood pressure trajectories: results from a 15-year longitudinal study in youth and young adults.
      17130344 Circulation, 2006 Dec. 19 : 2780-7
    • Hanevold CD
      Acute renal failure during lisinopril and losartan therapy for proteinuria.
      16945058 Pharmacotherapy, 2006 Sept. : 1348-51
    • Hanevold CD, Ho PL, Talley L, Mitsnefes MM
      Obesity and renal transplant outcome: a report of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study.
      15687444 Pediatrics, 2005 Feb. : 352-6
    • Hanevold CD, Greenbaum LA
      Nephrotic syndrome after conversion to alternate day steroids in two children with a history of recurrent FSGS.
      14738302 Pediatric transplantation, 2003 Oct. : 395-9


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Nephrology

Medical/Professional School

Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta


Pediatrics, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville


Pediatric Nephrology, St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
Pediatric Nephrology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

Clinical Interests