Laalasa Varanasi


Clinician-educator and globe-trotter

Dr. Laalasa Varanasi is a nephrologist who cares for patients with a broad range of conditions affecting the kidneys, including high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (a genetic disorder in which cysts form in the kidneys), glomerular disorders (involving the capillary clusters that filter the blood) and kidney cancer. She also oversees nephrology consultations and dialysis for patients on the medical and surgical wards as well as in the intensive care units.

Varanasi earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship in nephrology at UCSF, serving as chief fellow. Having a special interest in medical education, she also participated in the Health Professions Education Pathway program while completing her fellowship. In addition, she has completed advanced training on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease at the UCSF PKD Center of Excellence, where she now serves as a sub-investigator for clinical trials.

  • Education

    UMKC School of Medicine, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2018

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Nephrology, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Clinics I work with

Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice

400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

Skeletal Health Service

1500 Owens St., Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94158

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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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