Faculty Profiles

Naomi Anker, MD
Assistant Professor

415-221-4810 ext. 22591

Dr Anker is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at the San Francisco Veteran's Affairs (SFVA) hospital. Her primary focus is on education and clinical care. She is the SFVA Site Director for the UCSF Nephrology Fellowship. She is interested in nephrology education and curriculum development at all levels of medical education.

College: University of California, Berkeley, BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
Graduate School: Harvard University, AM in Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, MD
Graduate School: University of California, San Francisco, Certificate in Clinical Research

Internship: Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Residency: University of California, San Francisco, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco, Nephrology


Chronic Kidney Disease, Education Research, Electrolyte Disorders, Medical Education, Patient Education, Renal Replacement Therapy, Vulnerable Populations

Awards and Honors
2009   Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement, American Medical Women's Association, 2009
2009   Ethel and Rubin Russman Prize, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2009
2008   Alpha Omega Alpha, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2008
2003   Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard College, 2003

Recent Articles (5)

Anker N, Scherzer R, Peralta C, Powe N, Banjeree T, Shlipak M. Racial Disparities in Creatinine-based Kidney Function Estimates Among HIV-infected Adults. Ethn Dis. 2016 Apr 21; 26(2):213-20.

Chen C, Stearns B, Hu T, Anker N, Santini A, Arruda JM, Campbell BT, Datta P, Aiyar J, Munoz B. Expedited SAR study of high-affinity ligands to the alpha(2)delta subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels: Generation of a focused library using a solution-phase Sn2Ar coupling methodology. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2006 Feb; 16(3):746-9.

Urban MO, Ren K, Park KT, Campbell B, Anker N, Stearns B, Aiyar J, Belley M, Cohen C, Bristow L. Comparison of the antinociceptive profiles of gabapentin and 3-methylgabapentin in rat models of acute and persistent pain: implications for mechanism of action. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2005 Jun; 313(3):1209-16.

Stearns BA, Anker N, Arruda JM, Campbell BT, Chen C, Cramer M, Hu T, Jiang X, Park K, Ren KK, Sablad M, Santini A, Schaffhauser H, Urban MO, Munoz B. Synthesis and biological evaluation of 6-aryl-6H-pyrrolo[3,4-d]pyridazine derivatives: high-affinity ligands to the alpha 2 delta subunit of voltage gated calcium channels. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2004 Mar 08; 14(5):1295-8.

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