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Vasantha Jotwani



Dr. Vasantha Jotwani is a nephrologist who cares for patients with kidney disease. She also provides outpatient consultation services for referring physicians at UCSF and from other hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System, she cares for patients on chronic dialysis and provides inpatient consultation services.

In research, Jotwani studies the causes and consequences of kidney disease in people with HIV, and she works on discovering new tests of kidney injury. In addition to patient care and research, she is passionate about medical education. She teaches residents and physicians on fellowships who are undertaking elective nephrology rotations.

Jotwani earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where she served as chief resident for an additional year. She completed a fellowship in nephrology at UCSF.

Jotwani is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Outside of work, Jotwani enjoys singing, trail running and spending time with her husband and three children.

  • Education

    Northwestern University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, 2003

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2008

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Nephrology, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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