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Nephrology and Hypertension at Parnassus
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The UCSF Nephrology, Hypertension and Metabolism Practice at Parnassus provides comprehensive consultation, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic renal failure, renovascular disease, hypertensive disorders, immunologic renal disease, complex tubular and electrolyte disorders, metabolic evaluation and treatment of kidney stones, and evaluation and management of patients before and after renal transplantation.

Special diagnostic procedures performed include diagnostic needle biopsy of the native and transplant kidney. We also offer acute and chronic hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis and plasmapheresis related to renal transplantation.

You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Nephrology, Hypertension and Metabolism Practice at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Phone: (415) 353-2507
Fax: (415) 353-2568
New Referrals: (415) 476-2173
New Referrals Fax: (415) 476-3381

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

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Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Clinic Team

Gene-Yuan Chang
Dr. Gene-Yuan Chang,
kidney specialist
Kerry Cho
Dr. Kerry Cho,
kidney specialist
Stephen Gluck
Dr. Stephen Gluck,
kidney specialist
Chi-Yuan Hsu
Dr. Chi-Yuan Hsu,
kidney specialist
Raymond Hsu
Dr. Raymond Hsu,
kidney specialist
Vasantha Jotwani
Dr. Vasantha Jotwani,
kidney specialist
Elaine Ku
Dr. Elaine Ku,
kidney specialist
Lowell  Lo
Dr. Lowell Lo,
kidney specialist
Mitchell Lunn
Dr. Mitchell Lunn,
kidney specialist
Meyeon Park
Dr. Meyeon Park,
kidney specialist
Carmen Peralta
Dr. Carmen Peralta,
kidney specialist
Vikram Suri
Dr. Vikram Suri,
kidney specialist