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Deborah Adey



Dr. Deborah Adey is a specialist in kidney disorders who has a particular interest in caring for kidney transplant patients with recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, in which some of the kidney's filtering units become scarred.

Adey's research on kidney transplantation has addressed factors that contribute to long-term allograft loss (when the donor is not genetically identical to the recipient). She has also studied interventions aimed at lowering high antibody levels in patients awaiting kidney transplant.

Adey attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Vermont. She completed her first two years of a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Vermont, where she studied protein metabolism in kidney failure. At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, she continued her training in transplantation.

Adey joined the UCSF kidney transplant team in July 1997 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF Medical Center. As part of her teaching activities, she runs the UCSF nephrology fellows lecture series and directs the transplant nephrology fellowship program.

  • Education

    University of Colorado Health Sciences, 1989

  • Residencies

    University of Vermont, Internal Medicine, 1992

  • Fellowships

    University of Vermont, Nephrology, 1994

    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., Nephrology, 1996

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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