About Us

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 four 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). And 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 nephrology, 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 for faculty and trainees to provide outstanding clinical care and to be at forefront of kidney research worldwide.

According to U.S. News and World Report Rankings,1 UCSF Medical Center has ranked #3 to #5 nationally for Nephrology in the last four years, making Nephrology the highest-ranking specialty at UCSF during this time. UCSF School of Medicine and Department of Medicine are ranked #1 in NIH funding.2 UCSF is the only school of medicine in the country ranked in the top 5 nationally both in research and in primary care.3 The UCSF Department of Medicine is currently ranked #1 nationally for its internal medicine program by U.S. News & World Report.3 And a recent survey recognized UCSF as one of the top 4 internal medicine training program in the country.4

1. US News & World Report
2. Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research
3. UCSF News: UCSF Schools Rank Highly in 2018 US News Survey
4. UCSF News: UCSF’s Residency Training Programs Tops in National Survey