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



Clinics I work with

Dialysis Center

1675 Scott St.
San Francisco, CA 94143-1617

Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice

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

My reviews


Overall Experience
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Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
55 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
55 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
55 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
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