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Anna Malkina


Passionate about educating patients

Dr. Anna Malkina is a nephrologist who specializes in diagnosing and managing acute and chronic kidney diseases, hypertension (high blood pressure) and kidney stones. She is passionate about patient education and engaging patients in self-care.

Malkina earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where she was especially active in caring for patients at the Student-Run Free Clinic Project. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at UCSF.

Malkina is interested in educating future physicians in the field of nephrology. She teaches in both hospital and clinic settings. Her honors include the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from UC San Diego Health Sciences and the Andy I. Choi MD Memorial Scholarship from UCSF.

  • Education

    University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, 2009

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Nephrology, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages


I enjoy working with future physicians, teaching them to take excellent care of patients with kidney diseases.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    109 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 24, 2023
    There's two providers rheumatologist nephrologist.
    Nov 07, 2023
    Dr Malkina is well prepared before seeing the patient. She listens to the concerns of the patient.
    Nov 06, 2023
    Excellent care provider.
    Oct 16, 2023
    Sep 22, 2023
    First appt w dr malkina; I was very impressed
    Aug 11, 2023
    Excellent. She is the best care provider. She listens carefully and responds well
    Aug 03, 2023
    Aug 03, 2023
    Dr Anna Malkina is great! She is a wonderful listener thinks outside the box and is able to synthesize complex medical concepts easily. I brought a significant amount of anxiety to this clinic visit because prior to my clinic visit it appeared that my kidneys might be failing. Although she wants to do more testing before finalizing my diagnosis I am no longer anxious and expecting the worst possible outcome. She has shared with me several conditions that I have which could have resulted in the abnormal labs which make it appear that I am spilling large amounts of proteins in my urine. I also got the sensation that Dr Malkina will stick with my case / me using both her caring Doctor coat and her deep curiosity to lead me to a diagnosis.
    Jun 16, 2023
    Dr. Malkina been so fantastic. She takes the time to listen and answer my questions.
    May 19, 2023
    Focused on you - calmingclear and direct.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Apr 21, 2023
    Excellent experience!
    Mar 09, 2023
    Dr. Malkina is an excellent and caring physician
    Feb 20, 2023
    Paid full attention listened to complex health concerns highly professional
    Dec 22, 2022
    Dr. Malkina is an excellent caring physician
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr Malkina is an excellent doctor. She is compassionate extremely knowledgeable willing to go the extra mile to help under some difficult circumstances. I am truly grateful that she is my nephrologist. UCSF should be congratulated for having Dr. Malkina on your panel
    May 20, 2022
    My provider has excellent communication skills . I'm hard of hearing provider was very well trained to people like me. She help me understand the things that needed to pay attention instructions and follow up care if necessary . I would be happy to be with my health provider for long time. She is the one of a kind .
    Apr 29, 2022
    Very good clinical visit every time
    Apr 15, 2022
    Mar 25, 2022
    No bad experience
    Mar 25, 2022
    I love working with her!
    Mar 04, 2022