Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice
The UCSF Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice specializes in all aspects of kidney disease. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care and building long-term partnerships with patients, their families and their other health care providers.
Our areas of specialty include:
- Acute and chronic kidney disease
- Renovascular disease (diseases of kidney blood vessels)
- Hypertensive disorders (related to high blood pressure)
- Glomerular disease (disorders that damage the kidneys' blood filtering units)
- Immunologic kidney disease (such as vasculitis)
- Complex tubular and electrolyte disorders
- Kidney stones (including metabolic evaluation to help prevent future stone formation)
- Acid-base disorders
Patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) are treated in our PKD Center of Excellence.
For patients experiencing kidney failure, we offer:
- Short- and long-term hemodialysis
- Continuous renal replacement therapy
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Home hemodialysis
The clinic also cares for patients before and after kidney transplantation. We perform diagnostic biopsies of both native and transplanted kidneys, as well as plasmapheresis.
We have certified bilingual physicians fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Russian, Spanish and Telugu.
Doctor referral required
MD, MS, FACPNephrologist
Yuenting Diana Kwong
Melody O'Donnell Champagne
Pilot to Examine Risk and Feasibility of Remote Management of BP From CKD Through ESRD
The transition from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to end-stage renal disease ESRD is a vulnerable and challenging period of time for patients and providers. Suboptimal control of blood pressure is known to be common i...
APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO)
The APOLLO study is being done in an attempt to improve outcomes after kidney transplantation and to improve the safety of living kidney donation based upon variation in the apolipoprotein L1 gene (APOL1). Genes cont...
A Medical Research Study Designed to Determine if Venglustat Can be a Future Treatment for ADPK...
Primary Objective: To determine the effect of venglustat on the rate of total kidney volume (TKV) growth and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline in patients at risk of rapidly progressive Aut...
Activity Trackers for Improving BP
The study aims to determine if use of physical activity trackers coupled with provider feedback will increase awareness of young adults of their physical fitness and improve blood pressure levels. The goal of this pi...
Pilot to Examine Risk and Feasibility of Remote Management of BP From Childhood Into Early Adul...
Hypertension is an increasingly common problem in children, especially among those who are obese or with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. This study is a pilot randomized controlled trial designed to test whether...
Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Tesevatinib in Subjects With ADPKD
The goal of the study is to compare and evaluate safety and efficacy of tesevatinib 50mg versus placebo in patients with ADPKD.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California for nephrology
Ranked No. 6 in the nation for nephrology
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1675 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94143-1617
Kidney Transplant Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143