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Helen DeVos Children's Hospital News
Pediatric Kidney Specialist Comes to West Michigan


Yi Cai, MD, PhD, has joined Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Physicians, members of Spectrum Health Medical group, as a pediatric nephrologist. Dr. Cai and his colleagues provide care to children with general nephrology needs including hypertension, kidney disease, chronic or acute renal failure, dialysis-dependent renal failure and renal transplantation

Dr. Cai is board certified in general pediatrics. He earned his medical degree from Nanjing Medical University in China and his PhD in nephrology from University Paris V. France. He completed a pediatric residency at New York Medical College, Richmond University Medical Center in New York and a pediatric nephrology fellowship at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

"The Spectrum Health Medical Group continues to work to bring physicians of Dr. Cai's caliber to our community," said James M. Tucci, MD, MMM, president, Spectrum Health Medical Group. "Dr. Cai's skills and experience will help strengthen the already outstanding care team that exists at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital."

The Spectrum Health Medical Group employs more than 160 physicians and mid-level providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, a member of Spectrum Health, is a Grand Rapids-based hospital serving children throughout Michigan. A teaching hospital, it includes more than 150 pediatric specialty physicians with specialized training in providing medical and surgical care to children in more than 40 pediatric specialties.