Leticia Rolon, MD


Dr. Leticia Rolon is a nephrologist who cares for patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In the outpatient nephrology clinic, she treats patients with the goal of preventing kidney disorders from progressing to end-stage renal disease. In the hospital, she oversees nephrology consultations for patients in intensive care as well as the wards. She also cares for patients at outpatient dialysis centers who need either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis because of renal insufficiency.

Rolon earned her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She then completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at UCSF. As an undergraduate at UCLA, Rolon was a Regents Scholar, one of the highest honors conferred on students in the UC system.

Upon joining the faculty at UCSF, Rolon was selected as a John A. Watson Faculty Scholar. She has a passion for medical education, and works on curriculum development and implementation as assistant director for the Renal, Endocrine, GI and Nutrition course in the new UCSF Bridges Curriculum. She also works with the UCSF Residency Diversity Committee and volunteers with UCSF medical students in several student-run free clinics for underserved communities in San Francisco.

Rolon is an assistant professor at UCSF. She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology as well as the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association.


Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Phone: (415) 353-2507
Fax: (415) 353-2530

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

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 2010


UCSF, Internal Medicine 2013


UCSF, Nephrology 2016

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Peralta CA, Frigaard M, Rubinsky AD, Rolon L, Lo L, Voora S, Seal K, Tuot D, Chao S, Lui K, Chiao P, Powe N, Shlipak M. Implementation of a pragmatic randomized trial of screening for chronic kidney disease to improve care among non-diabetic hypertensive veterans. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Apr 12; 18(1):132.

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