University of California San Francisco
Last Updated : 9/25/2019
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We are dedicated to delivering outstanding patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases in a premier academic environment. At the core of our division is our fellowship program where trainees and faculty interact closely to make UCSF nephrology a world leader in research and education. Our Division spans across three sites including UCSF Medical Center, the San Francisco Veteran’s Administration and the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hosipital, all unified with a central mission to foster an environment of discovery, innovation and excellence for our faculty and fellows.
We are proud to continue to receive international recognition for our unparalleled patient care and our contributions to field of Nephrology through our exceptional research programs. We are ranked #3 for Nephrology in 2017 by U.S News and World Report, making us the highest ranked subspecialty at UCSF for the third year in a row. We remain the nation’s busiest Kidney Transplant program. We are among the top Divisions of Nephrology in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. As part of our training mission, we also have one of the largest and longest-standing training research grants (T32) which provides research opportunities for fellows in basic, translational and clinical research.
|Number of currently followed ADPKD patients||100+|
|Number of kidney transplants (avg/year)||100+|
|Number of live donor transplants (avg/year)||100+|
SEE ARPKD PATIENTS
- Affiliated kidney transplant center
- Dieticians or Nutritionists
- Genetic testing and counseling center
- High-risk pregnancy obstetricians
- Interventional radiologist (familiar with cyst aspiration)
- Liver specialists with expertise in PKD (or PLD specialists)
Mental health specialists
- Neurosurgeon/neurologists (familiar with aneurysm screening and treatment)
- Social workers
- Home hemodialysis
- Peritoneal dialysis
We also have a collaboration with a PKD-focused acupuncturist for pain control and kidney disease management and collaboration with a pain specialist and infectious disease specialist.
Affiliated Kidney Transplant CenterYes
Performs Nephrectomy ProceduresYes
Participates in Current Clinical StudiesYes
Our center offers hand-assisted laprascopic nephrectomy simultaneous with the transplant.
PROVIDES MENTORSHIPS FOR TRAINEESYes