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Ian McCoy


Kidney doctor and patient-oriented researcher

Dr. Ian McCoy is a nephrologist who treats all kidney disorders, including acute kidney injury (kidney damage or failure that occurs suddenly), chronic kidney disease, electrolyte abnormalities and glomerular diseases (conditions that damage glomeruli, the blood vessels in the kidneys that filter waste).

McCoy's research focuses on acute kidney injury. He is particularly interested in finding ways to help patients discontinue dialysis after acute kidney injury.

McCoy earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in nephrology at Stanford University. He also completed a master’s degree in epidemiology and clinical research at Stanford.

McCoy is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. He has received awards for his patient care at the West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Stanford Health Care.

  • Education

    UT Southwestern Medical School, MD, 2013

    Stanford University School of Medicine, MS, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, 2019

  • Residencies

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2016

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University, Nephrology, 2018

My goal is to add to the evidence that guides the care of patients with kidney disease and provide the type of care I would want for my own family.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    62 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 16, 2021
    The doctor was thorough about explaining changes my body had undergone due to my medical condition and changes to my treatment that were helpful.
    May 06, 2021
    very good
    Apr 28, 2021
    Very caring and personal.felt he cared about me as a person. This was my first visit
    Apr 24, 2021
    Feb 10, 2021
    It was fairly complicated (start this new med get a blood test one week later don't start it until you can be sure to get the appointment for me bloodwork) but it was explained repeatedly which was great. Also I had a detailed somewhat off-topic question and the Dr. answered it fully much relieving my concerns. (BP meter)
    Feb 06, 2021
    will need zome.follow up classification to timing of multiple labs
    Jan 28, 2021
    Provider gave directions for 3 separate urine collections but only entered orders for 2 of 3. This led to a considerable waste of time+effort when I went to drop off 2 of the 3 samples - the lab didn't know what to do since the missing order wasn't there. It then took the clinic 30m to read the provider's 2-sentence instructions to determine that an order was missing and to give me an order but did not offer to let me give the sample at the clinic like I had done on the day of the visit. When I went back to the lab they asked me why I hadn't just given the sample at the clinic. A tiny oversight led to a really unpleasant experience.
    Oct 08, 2020
    Dr. McCoy really listened to my concerns. I had some questions about my blood pressure and my kidneys and he was very re-assuring and empathetic.
    Oct 03, 2020
    Dr McCoy is professional kind compassionate approachable positive attitude and great bedside manners. He is awesome. As an internal customer and a RN at UCSF he is amazing!
    Aug 08, 2020
    brilliant espousals & brite suggests & amazing characters well suited for th gig
    Jul 25, 2020
    Extremely professional but friendly and attentive. He listened to me and engage in a discussion. He shared his knowledge but did not lecture me. I am very confident in the care he has provided.