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Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice

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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
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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

Our locations

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    Structured Program of Exercise for Recipients of Kidney Transplantation

    The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) is a composite score ranging from 0-12, with three tests which measure: 1) gait speed, 2) timed sit to stand, and 3) balance. Each individual component can be scored from 0-4 with a to...


    Decorative Caduceus

    APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO)

    Time from receipt of kidney transplant to death-censored renal allograft failure. Measured in days.


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    APOL1 Long-term Kidney Transplantation Outcomes Network (APOLLO)

    Time from receipt of kidney transplant to death-censored renal allograft failure. Measured in days.


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    Hypertension in Young Adults Trial

    Systolic blood pressure will be collected using at home cuffed devices. The readings at end of the pilot trial (or most recent readings available) will be used for analysis of the primary outcome.


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    Study of Efficacy and Safety of Iptacopan in Participants With IC-MPGN

    To demonstrate the superiority of iptacopan compared to placebo in reducing proteinuria at 6 months.


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    The Home Blood Pressure (BP) Trial

    Test the effect of treating home SBP <140mmHg vs a pre-dialysis SBP <140mmHg on rates of IDH


    Decorative Caduceus

    Genetic Testing in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

    The survey incorporates the GAD4 questionnaire, which has scores graded from 0-3. It also includes questions graded on a Likert scale (1-5). The outcome measures will be reported as mean (SD) for each question on the survey. The i...


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    Liberation From Acute Dialysis

    Alive and off dialysis at the time of discharge, with sustained independence from dialysis for 14 days. This outcome does not require that all 14 days of sustained independence occur in-hospital.


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    Watermelon/UBIQuinone Study

    We will determine the number of patients who drop out of the study following randomized assignment


    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Among the top hospitals in the nation

    • Rated high-performing hospital for acute kidney failure

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