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Anthony Muiru


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Dr. Anthony Muiru is a nephrologist who cares for patients with kidney disease.

Muiru's research seeks to illuminate racial disparities in the incidence of end-stage kidney disease, which African Americans are three to four times more likely to develop than their white counterparts. He focuses on understanding risk factors for chronic kidney disease among people of African ancestry, including African Americans and individuals living in sub-Saharan Africa. Causes of this disparity include genetic susceptibilities that arose in sub-Saharan Africa, such as the presence of certain gene variations.

One of Muiru's goals is to study these genetic risk factors among individuals living in sub-Saharan Africa. He and his team believe that understanding kidney disease heredity in the source population could yield valuable insights into mechanisms of the disease among all people of African ancestry. This could also help policymakers formulate public health priorities and management tools for patient care, with the goal of lessening the incidence and severity of kidney diseases in these settings.

Muiru earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and his master's degree in public health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in nephrology at UCSF.

Muiru is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, Network of Minority Health Research Investigators, Renal Physicians Association and International AIDS Society.

Muiru was born and raised in rural Kenya. In his free time, he enjoys travel and running outdoors.

  • Education

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH, 2016

    Harvard Medical School, 2012

  • Residencies

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2016

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Nephrology, 2018

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    61 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 13, 2023
    UCSF Dr Muiru and all involved since the start of this journey 9 years ago have been amazing. Whenever we encounter anyone looking for help with serious medical issues we share the our experience and recommendations to contact UCSF.
    Jul 19, 2023
    Dr. Muiru is very professional friendly caring and easy to talk to. He listens and open to any topics of my health concerns.
    Jun 21, 2023
    Dr. Muiru's sincerity always comes thru.
    Mar 24, 2023
    Professional caring easy to talk to. Listens
    Feb 01, 2023
    Dr Muiru is a fantastic doctor!
    Sep 07, 2022
    Dr Muiru was very reassuring as to my concerns
    Aug 31, 2022
    I can't imagine how the quality and thoroughness of our time together could have been improved upon. A+
    Feb 26, 2022
    So easy to discuss my illness with this Doctor