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
Nephrology, 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. 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.
  2. Moore PK, Hsu RK, Liu KD. Management of Acute Kidney Injury: Core Curriculum 2018. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Feb 22.
  3. Lee BJ, Go AS, Parikh R, Leong TK, Tan TC, Walia S, Hsu RK, Liu KD, Hsu CY. Pre-admission proteinuria impacts risk of non-recovery after dialysis-requiring acute kidney†injury. Kidney Int. 2018 Jan 09.
  4. Peng Z, Yu K, Ostermann M, Xi X, Hsu R, Vincent JL, Prowle JR, Du B, Gallagher M, Wang C, Murugan R, Qiu H, Rimmelé T, Li J, Forni LG, Kashani K, Ronco C, Kellum JA. Pragmatic studies for acute kidney injury: Consensus report of the Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) 19 Workgroup. J Crit Care. 2017 Dec 12; 44:337-344.
  5. Hsu RK, Siew ED. The growth of AKI: half empty or half full, it's the size of the glass that matters. Kidney Int. 2017 Sep; 92(3):550-553.
  6. Hsu RK, Powe NR. Recent trends in the prevalence of chronic kidney disease: not the same old song. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2017 May; 26(3):187-196.
  7. Hsu RK, Hsu CY. The Role of Acute Kidney Injury in Chronic Kidney Disease. Semin Nephrol. 2016 Jul; 36(4):283-92.
  8. Sutherland SM, Chawla LS, Kane-Gill SL, Hsu RK, Kramer AA, Goldstein SL, Kellum JA, Ronco C, Bagshaw SM. Utilizing electronic health records to predict acute kidney injury risk and outcomes: workgroup statements from the 15(th) ADQI Consensus Conference. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2016; 3:11.
  9. Hsu RK, Chai B, Roy JA, Anderson AH, Bansal N, Feldman HI, Go AS, He J, Horwitz EJ, Kusek JW, Lash JP, Ojo A, Sondheimer JH, Townsend RR, Zhan M, Hsu CY. Abrupt Decline in Kidney Function Before Initiating Hemodialysis†and All-Cause Mortality: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Aug; 68(2):193-202.
  10. Hsu RK, McCulloch CE, Heung M, Saran R, Shahinian VB, Pavkov ME, Burrows NR, Powe NR, Hsu CY. Exploring Potential Reasons for the Temporal Trend in Dialysis-Requiring AKI in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Jan 07; 11(1):14-20.
  11. Hsu CY, Hsu RK, Yang J, Ordonez JD, Zheng S, Go AS. Elevated BP after AKI. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Mar; 27(3):914-23.
  12. Hsu RK, McCulloch CE, Ku E, Dudley RA, Hsu CY. Regional variation in the incidence of dialysis-requiring AKI in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Sep; 8(9):1476-81.
  13. Hsu RK, Hsu CY. Temporal trends in prevalence of CKD: the glass is half full and not half empty. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Aug; 62(2):214-6.
  14. Hsu RK, McCulloch CE, Dudley RA, Lo LJ, Hsu CY. Temporal changes in incidence of dialysis-requiring AKI. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Jan; 24(1):37-42.
  15. Hsu RK, Hsu CY. We can diagnose AKI "early". Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Nov; 7(11):1741-2.
  16. Hsu RK, Hsu CY. Acute kidney injury: comment on "trends in the incidence of acute kidney injury in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction". Arch Intern Med. 2012 Feb 13; 172(3):253-4.
  17. Zhang M, Hsu R, Hsu CY, Kordesch K, Nicasio E, Cortez A, McAlpine I, Brady S, Zhuo H, Kangelaris KN, Stein J, Calfee CS, Liu KD. FGF-23 and PTH levels in patients with acute kidney injury: A cross-sectional case series study. Ann Intensive Care. 2011 Jun 14; 1(1):21.
  18. Hsu RK, Hsu CY. Proteinuria and reduced glomerular filtration rate as risk factors for acute kidney injury. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2011 May; 20(3):211-7.

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