Lowell Lo, MD


Dr. Lowell Lo is a nephrologist in the Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice who specializes in diagnosing and managing electrolyte and acid-base disorders. He also is interested in improving patient access to high-quality nephrology care.

Lo is the practice chief for UCSF's Renal Ambulatory Service and the medical director of the Dialysis Center at Mount Zion.

An associate clinical professor at UCSF, Lo is dedicated to teaching the next generation of nephrologists how to better educate trainees to apply critical kidney physiology in clinical practice.

Lo earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern, where he also completed his residency. He completed a fellowship at UCSF, followed by two additional years of advanced training in UCSF’s Training in Clinical Research Program and Teaching Scholar Program.

Lo is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and was a finalist in the 2016 ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest. In 2015 he was awarded Innovations Funding for Education from UCSF.


Dialysis Center
1675 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-1617
Phone: (415) 885-7421
Fax: (415) 885-7396

Hours: Monday to Saturday
5 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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

Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine 2004


University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2007


UCSF Medical Center 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hsu RK, McCulloch CE, Dudley RA, Lo LJ, Hsu CY. Temporal changes in incidence of dialysis-requiring AKI. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jan; 24(1):37-42.
  2. Lo L, Frassetto L. Emedicine.com. Bartter Syndrome: Differential Diagnoses & Workup. 2011.
  3. Wu AK, Lo L. First Aid for the USMLE Step 3. Renal Section. 2010.

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