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 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 is currently the top NIH-funded School of Medicine1 and top NIH-funded Department of Medicine1 in the country.

According to U.S. News and World Report, UCSF Nephrology has been ranked #3-#8 nationally for the past 7 years (in some years 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 #2 in Internal Medicine).3 A recent survey recognized UCSF as having one of the top three internal medicine residency program in the country.4

1. Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research
2. UCSF Medical Center Ranks Among Top US Hospitals for 2019-2020
3. UCSF Schools Shine in 2021 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools Rankings
4. Doximity Residency Navigator