Kidney Health Research Collaborative

The Kidney Health Research Collaborative (KHRC) is a multi-disciplinary group of clinician investigators and trainees dedicated to improving kidney health.


The KHRC was established in 2015 as a joint investment by the University of California – San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Health Care system and comprises a group of leading scientists from multiple disciplines whose shared mission is to improve kidney health worldwide.

We believe in training the next generation of clinical scientists by supporting creative, energetic young investigators. We believe that a multidisciplinary team approach fosters the necessary innovation and trains the critical mass of scientists to better the lives of those at risk for and those affected by kidney disease.

Our endeavors emphasize that:

  • Prevention should be a principal strategy for reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease.
  • Mentorship and talent development must be interwoven into all steps of the scientific discovery process

For more information, please see the KHRC website.

Contact: Michelle Estrella, MD, Executive Director