Lynda A. Frassetto, MD


Dr. Lynda A. Frassetto is an internist and kidney specialist at UCSF Medical Center. She also serves as an associate program director for the adult General Clinical Research Center at UCSF, where she helps researchers run clinical trials and conducts her own research on the long-term effects of diet on diseases associated with aging.

Frassetto earned a medical degree at the University of Connecticut in 1983. She worked as an emergency room doctor at the State University of New York's Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and as a hospitalist at the University Medical Center in Fresno before completing a nephrology fellowship at UCSF in 1989. She joined UCSF Medical Center in 1993. She is a professor of medicine at 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.

Board Certification

Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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University of Connecticut 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Frassetto L. Another strategy to help counter the effects of low gravity? Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 May 01; 107(5):681-682.
  2. Frassetto L, Banerjee T, Powe N, Sebastian A. Acid Balance, Dietary Acid Load, and Bone Effects-A Controversial Subject. Nutrients. 2018 Apr 21; 10(4).
  3. Hietavala EM, Ihalainen JK, Frassetto LA, Schumann M, Eklund D, Pitkänen H, Häkkinen K, Mero AA. Effects of 12-Week Low or Moderate Dietary Acid Intake on Acid-Base Status and Kidney Function at Rest and during Submaximal Cycling. Nutrients. 2018 Mar 08; 10(3).

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