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Christopher Carlos


College sports fan, new father, and kidney health advocate

Dr. Christopher Carlos is a nephrologist who specializes in treating patients with acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hypertension or electrolyte imbalances. He particularly focuses on helping patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Carlos leads research to assess the potential impact of dialysis therapies on patients' physical function and well-being.

Carlos earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where he also completed a fellowship in nephrology.

Carlos is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and National Kidney Foundation.

  • Education

    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2013

  • Residencies

    UCSF, 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

My career goal is to help my patients understand and manage their kidney disease to live their best possible life.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    166 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 17, 2023
    I frequently recommend UCSF to others. Staff always takes time to listen and is clear and compassionate in discussion. Excellent as always.
    Nov 09, 2023
    Dr Carlos spent a lot of time with me discussing my care and lab results. He gave me suggestions on how to keep myself in good health.
    Oct 20, 2023
    Wasn't aware of diabetes diagnosis which was surprising.
    Oct 18, 2023
    Excellent provider
    Aug 30, 2023
    Wasn't thorough in explaining lab results,only commented that they were trending in the right direction. I would have liked a more personalized answer to each lab result. Maybe a best scenario would've been better instead of the answer of trending in the right direction.
    Jun 28, 2023
    Excellent service
    Jun 25, 2023
    No instructions to get blood tests or obtain blood pressure PRIOR TO appointment. For a useful appointment these were absolutely necessary
    Jun 25, 2023
    I think he's one of the best at UCSF. Very knowledgeable with great bedside manner. That's a tough combination for most docs
    Jun 23, 2023
    Dr Carlos is excellent professional and detailed.
    Apr 14, 2023
    He is an excellent nephrologist. I take the trouble to come from out of state to continue to see him for care.
    Mar 10, 2023
    Dr. Carlos is an excellent clinician: he always takes the time needed to discuss and answer my questions, reflects back well, and always kind and caring.
    Mar 08, 2023
    Always professional and thorough
    Feb 26, 2023
    We always have a good experience
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dr. Carlos is always thorough and professional. I enjoy my annual visits with him.
    Jan 11, 2023
    Physician is a fine nephrologist and overall good doc. UCSF is fortunate to have him on the faculty.
    Jan 05, 2023
    Dr. Carlos is always caring and congenial no matter what he may be enduring. He has been terrific all through the covid lockdown and etc. He manages to smile no matter what.
    Dec 21, 2022
    Doctor may me feel comfortable and like a friend, listen my questions and suggestions!!. Great.
    Dec 11, 2022
    Dr. Carlos is an excellent provider: kind, thoughtful, great listener, and conservative with his treatment recommendations. As a UCSF employee, I have high expectations for my providers and he exceeds them all.
    Oct 30, 2022
    Very good
    Oct 06, 2022
    Dr. Carlos has been a wonderful doctor since from the start I've been having my visits with him. He had always maintained being a great listener to my health concerns.
    Sep 29, 2022
    Dr Carlos is an excellent and thoughtful nephrologist and you are very fortunate to have him as a faculty member
    Sep 29, 2022
    He explained my concerns so I could understand the process he made sure I understood what was going on
    Sep 14, 2022
    Dr is the best Dr.Thank you Dr
    Aug 05, 2022
    Dr. Carlos is the best of the best!
    Jul 28, 2022
    I appreciate how Dr. Carlos actively listens and provides me with information, explanations and answers all my questions. I always learn something when I see him.
    Jul 28, 2022
    Dr Carlos Explained my diagnosis very well and the treatments or steps are going to take to improve my health. He explained it in a way that I would actually understood him
    Jul 20, 2022
    Dr Carlos very caring and personable.