Raymond Hsu, MD


Dr. Raymond Hsu is a nephrologist who treats patients with a broad spectrum of kidney diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In his clinic, he sees patients with all presentations of chronic kidney disease, difficult-to-control high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis, pregnancy-related kidney diseases and other conditions. He also treats patients with end-stage renal disease who are on long-term dialysis therapies, including hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Hsu's research uses administrative and clinical data to better understand the epidemiology and outcomes of acute and chronic renal diseases, with special interests in acute kidney injury and hypertension.

Hsu earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He then completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in nephrology at UCSF, where he also earned a master of advanced studies degree in clinical research. He is an assistant professor of medicine at UCSF.


Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Phone: (415) 353-2507
Fax: (415) 353-2530

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine 2005
UCSF, M.A.S., Clinical Research 2012


University of Washington School of Medicine 2008


UCSF Medical Center, Nephrology 2011

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lee BJ, Hsu CY, Parikh RV, Leong TK, Tan TC, Walia S, Liu KD, Hsu RK, Go AS. Non-recovery from dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury and short-term mortality and cardiovascular risk: a cohort study. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Jun 11; 19(1):134.
  2. Federspiel CK, Itenov TS, Mehta K, Hsu RK, Bestle MH, Liu KD. Duration of acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. Ann Intensive Care. 2018 Feb 23; 8(1):30.
  3. Moore PK, Hsu RK, Liu KD. Management of Acute Kidney Injury: Core Curriculum 2018. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Feb 22.

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