Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence

The UCSF Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence is dedicated to providing comprehensive, cutting-edge care to patients with polycystic kidney disease, or PKD. PKD is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure, and more than half of all people with PKD will develop kidney failure by the age of 50.

Because PKD can affect many organ systems in addition to the kidneys, our center is experienced in navigating all medical conditions related to PKD. Our team includes experts from many different specialties – including nephrology, hepatology, cardiology, radiology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and maternal-fetal medicine – as well as a dedicated dietitian and genetic counselor. Our patients benefit from the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options, including advanced imaging technologies to monitor progression of the disease.

As a growing hub for PKD research, we are also working toward developing new therapies. For more information on our clinical research, please visit http://pkd.ucsf.edu.

Our locations

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    Decorative Caduceus

    Hyperpolarized 13C Pyruvate MRI Scan in Predicting Tumor Aggressiveness in Patients With Locali...

    Will be tested using A Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) model.

    Recruiting

    Decorative Caduceus

    A Medical Research Study Designed to Determine if Venglustat Can be a Future Treatment for ADPK...

    Annualized rate of change in total kidney volume (TKV) based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from baseline to 18 months (Stage 1)

    Recruiting

    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.

    Recruiting

    Awards & recognition

    • usnews-neurology

      Best hospital in Northern California

    • usnews-nephrology

      Best in Northern California in nephrology

    Support services

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    Case Management and Social Work

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    Class

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.

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    Spiritual Care Services

    Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
    treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreters

    UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
    English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.

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    Zion.

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    Related clinics

    Dialysis Center

    1675 Scott St.
    San Francisco, CA 94143-1617

    Kidney Transplant Center

    400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice

    400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
    San Francisco, CA 94143

    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF PKD Center of Excellence Research

      The UCSF PKD Center of Excellence conducts research on the various stages of polycystic kidney disease, with the overall goal of improving patients' treatment options and outcomes.

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