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Pediatric Nephrology

Jean U. Bender, MD


Doctor of Medicine

St. Luke's Health Partner
St. Luke's Health Partner

These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.


Accepting new patients
By Referral Only

Conditions & Treatments

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Expertise In Dialysis
  • Expertise In Kidney Biopsy
  • Expertise In Transplant Medicine
  • Hematuria
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrology
  • Nephropathy
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Failure

Facilities & Clinics

    • Address
      305 E. Jefferson St. Boise, ID 83712
      Mon - Thu: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      Fri: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Phone
      (208) 381-7336
      (208) 381-7495

    • Address
      775 Pole Line Rd. W. Suite 302 Twin Falls, ID 83301
      Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Phone
      (208) 814-8780

About Jean U. Bender


Jean Bender, MD specializes in pediatric nephrology with a broad range of interests including high blood pressure, acute kidney injury, and chronic kidney disease including all types of dialysis and kidney transplants.

Dr. Bender believes managing chronic diseases needs to be done through a team approach involving the medical team, patient, and patient’s family. She believes that education regarding the disease process helps families better understand and make decisions related to their children’s health care.

Dr. Bender received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University, where she also competed on the cross country and track teams. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and completed her internship in internal medicine and pediatrics at The Ohio State University and Columbus Children’s Hospital. She then completed her internal medicine/pediatrics residency at University of Texas Health Science where she also completed a combined nephrology/pediatric nephrology fellowship. During her fellowship she earned a master’s degree in public health and was involved in several research studies involving pediatric hypertension.

In her free time, Dr. Bender enjoys spending time outside with her husband and children.

  • Medical School

    University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • Residency

    University of Texas Health Science Center
  • Fellowship

    University of Texas School of Medical Fellow
  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Nephrology
  • Gender

  • Languages Spoken