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Dr. Lowell Lo is a nephrologist who specializes in diagnosing and managing electrolyte and acid-base disorders. He also is interested in improving access to high-quality care for all patients with kidney disease.

Lo is practice chief for UCSF's outpatient kidney service and medical director of the Dialysis Center at Mount Zion.

Lo is dedicated to teaching the next generation of nephrologists. He aims to better educate doctors in training so they may apply critical kidney physiology in their practice.

Lo earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he also completed his residency. He completed a fellowship at UCSF, followed by two additional years of advanced training in UCSF's Training in Clinical Research Program and Teaching Scholars Program.

Lo is a member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and was a finalist in the 2016 ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest. In 2015, he was awarded project funding through the UCSF Innovations Funding for Education program.

  • Education

    University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, 2004

  • Residencies

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2007

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages



Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    51 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 03, 2023
    Very good
    Nov 01, 2023
    Satisfying experience
    Sep 13, 2023
    Dr.Lo truly cares about the well being of his patients. He takes a personalized approach at my care.
    Jul 06, 2023
    Dr. Lowell Lo is a wonderful doctor. He has been my kidney doctor for several years and is extremely knowledgeable thorough professional patient and kind. I appreciate him very much.
    May 25, 2023
    Very good experience with this doctor. Dr. Lowell Lo is a very professional intelligent patient and thorough physician. He answers questions clearly. I appreciate his abilities.
    May 13, 2023
    Dr Lo is the best medical communicator I have encountered in the UCSF system
    Apr 06, 2023
    Professional and positive attitude are Applaudable
    Dec 15, 2022
    Dr. Lo has been an excellent provider.
    Nov 24, 2022
    Dr. Lo took all the time necessary to give me details about my recent tests and plan for treatment. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and was good listener.
    Sep 08, 2022
    Can be referred to friends relatives and co-workers.
    Sep 01, 2022
    Doctor Lo is an excellent physician I would highly recommend him to someone.
    Aug 04, 2022
    Dr. Lo is so precise patient and listens to me non judgementally
    Apr 08, 2022
    Dr. Lo is great; caring organized practical and thorough.

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