Faculty Profiles

Deborah Adey, MD

Professor

400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
415-502-2264
Deborah.Adey@ucsf.edu

Dr. Deborah Adey is a Professor of Medicine. She is a transplant nephrologist with the Connie Frank Transplant Center. She has over 20 years experience in the field of transplantation,


Dr. Adey is interested in education and been involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.


Dr. Adey has been involved in several clinical trials and has interest in infectious diseases related to transplantation. She was an NIH CO-Princiipal Investigator in a trial of treatment of BK nephropathy. Her other research interest is in the field of anti-HLA antibodies, both prior to and after transplantation.


Dr. Adey is actively involved in the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and has served on several committees as well as serving as Chair for several committees and communities of practice. The include the Membership Committee, the Accreditation Committee for the training of transplant nephrology, as well as the Womens Health Community of Practice. In addition she serves on the Board of Managers for the Transplant Nephrology Training Accreditation Program for the AST.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco post-doctoral transplant training Kidney Transplant Unit 1996
Mayo Clinic, Rochester Nephrology Fellowship/Research Nephrology 1994
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont Nephrology Fellowship Nephrology 1992
Medical Center Hospital of Vermont Internal Medicine Residency Internal Medicine 1989
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center M.D. School of Medicine 1985

Awards and Honors

2015   Fellow, American Society of Transplantation, 2015
2010   FELLOW, American College of Physicians, 2010
1997   Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplantation, 1997

Recent Articles (23)

Lee BT, Gabardi S, Grafals M, Hofmann RM, Akalin E, Aljanabi A, Mandelbrot DA, Adey DB, Heher E, Fan PY, Conte S, Dyer-Ward C, Chandraker A. Efficacy of levofloxacin in the treatment of BK viremia: a multicenter, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Mar; 9(3):583-9.

Adey DB. Women and kidney transplantation. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2013 Sep; 20(5):427-32.

Adey DB. Ionizing radiation during pretransplant evaluation: time to reconsider the evaluation process. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 May; 8(5):711-3.

Carpenter MA, Weir MR, Adey DB, House AA, Bostom AG, Kusek JW. Inadequacy of cardiovascular risk factor management in chronic kidney transplantation - evidence from the FAVORIT study. Clin Transplant. 2012 Jul-Aug; 26(4):E438-46.

Bia M, Adey DB, Bloom RD, Chan L, Kulkarni S, Tomlanovich S. KDOQI US commentary on the 2009 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the care of kidney transplant recipients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Aug; 56(2):189-218.

Terrault NA, Adey DB. The kidney transplant recipient with hepatitis C infection: pre- and posttransplantation treatment. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 May; 2(3):563-75.

Jordan SC, Tyan D, Stablein D, McIntosh M, Rose S, Vo A, Toyoda M, Davis C, Shapiro R, Adey D, Milliner D, Graff R, Steiner R, Ciancio G, Sahney S, Light J. Evaluation of intravenous immunoglobulin as an agent to lower allosensitization and improve transplantation in highly sensitized adult patients with end-stage renal disease: report of the NIH IG02 trial. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2004 Dec; 15(12):3256-62.

Roland ME, Adey D, Carlson LL, Terrault NA. Kidney and liver transplantation in HIV-infected patients: case presentations and review. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2003 Oct; 17(10):501-7.

Zambon AC, McDearmon EL, Salomonis N, Vranizan KM, Johansen KL, Adey D, Takahashi JS, Schambelan M, Conklin BR. Time- and exercise-dependent gene regulation in human skeletal muscle. Genome Biol. 2003; 4(10):R61.

Topp KS, Painter PL, Walcott S, Krasnoff JB, Adey D, Sakkas GK, Taylor J, McCormick K, TeNyenhuis M, Iofina M, Tomlanovich S, Stock P. Alterations in skeletal muscle structure are minimized with steroid withdrawal after renal transplantation. Transplantation. 2003 Aug 27; 76(4):667-73.

Painter P, Taylor J, Wolcott S, Krasnoff J, Adey D, Tomlanovich S, Stock P, Topp K. Exercise capacity and muscle structure in kidney recipient and twin donor. Clin Transplant. 2003 Jun; 17(3):225-30.

Painter PL, Topp KS, Krasnoff JB, Adey D, Strasner A, Tomlanovich S, Stock P. Health-related fitness and quality of life following steroid withdrawal in renal transplant recipients. Kidney Int. 2003 Jun; 63(6):2309-16.

Balagopal P, Schimke JC, Ades P, Adey D, Nair KS. Age effect on transcript levels and synthesis rate of muscle MHC and response to resistance exercise. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2001 Feb; 280(2):E203-8.

Adey D, Kumar R, McCarthy JT, Nair KS. Reduced synthesis of muscle proteins in chronic renal failure. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2000 Feb; 278(2):E219-25.

Balagopal P, Rooyackers OE, Adey DB, Ades PA, Nair KS. Effects of aging on in vivo synthesis of skeletal muscle myosin heavy-chain and sarcoplasmic protein in humans. Am J Physiol. 1997 Oct; 273(4 Pt 1):E790-800.

Rooyackers OE, Adey DB, Ades PA, Nair KS. Effect of age on in vivo rates of mitochondrial protein synthesis in human skeletal muscle. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Dec 24; 93(26):15364-9.

Charlton MR, Adey DB, Nair KS. Evidence for a catabolic role of glucagon during an amino acid load. J Clin Invest. 1996 Jul 1; 98(1):90-9.

Parker J, Balis N, Chester S, Adey D. Cardiopulmonary arrest in pregnancy: successful resuscitation of mother and infant following immediate caesarean section in labour ward. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1996 May; 36(2):207-10.

Adey DB, MacPherson BR, Groggel GC. Glomerulonephritis with associated hypocomplementemia and crescents: an unusual case of fibrillary glomerulonephritis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1995 Aug; 6(2):171-6.

Hsieh C, Clarke G, Adey D, Cauchi MN. Smoking in pregnancy: relevance of maternal screening tests on fetal outcome. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 1984 Mar; 16(6):403-10.

Adey D. Contraception in the puerperium. Aust Fam Physician. 1977 Mar; Suppl:8-11.

Adey D, Kneale B. Diaphyseal aclasis in labour. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1966 Feb; 6(1):80-4.

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