Welcome to the University of California San Francisco Division of Nephrology!

The Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at UCSF has a long and distinguished history. Over the past five decades, UCSF has been a major source of leaders and investigators in nephrology at academic centers throughout the United States. For example, currently, all the University of California Medical Centers Divisions of Nephrology are headed by graduates of our fellowship program: UC Davis (Dr. Burl Don), UC Irvine (Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh), UCLA (Dr. Ira Kurtz), UC San Diego (Dr. Joachim Ix). The immediate past Chief of Nephrology at Stanford, Dr. Glenn Chertow, is a former UCSF faculty member.

Our mission continues in this tradition: expanding the frontiers of basic and clinical investigation in kidney disease, training the next generation of academic nephrology leaders and providing the highest level of patient care. Our division within and the UCSF School of Medicine overall provides a premier academic environment.

UCSF has been the top NIH-funded School of Medicine1 for the past eight years and we have been the top NIH-funded Department of Medicine1 for seven out of those eight years.

According to U.S. News and World Report, UCSF Nephrology has been ranked #3-#8 nationally for the past seven years when Nephrology was considered separately (in some years, we were the highest ranked subspecialty at UCSF).2 UCSF is currently the only medical school ranked in the top five in all eight specialty areas covered by the USNWR survey (including #1 in Internal Medicine).3 A recent survey recognized UCSF as having one of the top three internal medicine residency programs in the country.4

1. Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research
2. UCSF Medical Center Named a Top 10 U.S. Hospital
3. UCSF Schools Earn Top Ratings in 2022 US News Grad Schools Rankings
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