Welcome to the Division of Nephrology

Welcome to the Division of Nephrology, the branch of internal medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. The Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine offers fellows and faculty unparalleled prospects for research and clinical training in an atmosphere with ample opportunity to participate in University and community service, in an exciting academic environment committed to excellence, innovation and diversity.

Emerging science, new technology, and improvements in diagnostics and patient care have enabled nephrologists to more effectively help patients with kidney disorders. Stanford Health Care is proud to be consistently recognized on the US News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll and as one of the best centers for treatment of kidney disease.

Please explore the links here or contact us to learn more about our diverse efforts in education, research, and patient care. 

-- Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH

Division Chief and Professor of Medicine

Featured News

Young Nephrologists Asking Big Questions About Kidney Diseases

At Stanford, a trio of early-career researchers exemplify the breadth of current nephrology research, and the energy and creativity needed to tackle some tough questions.

Toxin, infection, or genes? A mysterious kidney disease strikes men in Sri Lanka

There’s a mysterious kidney disease in rural Sri Lanka. It primarily affects men in their 30s to 60s, leaving them debilitated. If left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis. And without dialysis, it can lead to early death, Stanford nephrologist Shuchi Anand, MD, told me.

In Capitol Hill meeting, Stanford researchers present alternatives to insurance cutbacks

High-quality health care tends to be expensive, but if you ask Brian Brady, MD; Nicholas Bott, PsyD; and Vicky Woo, MD, they'll tell you it doesn't have to be. Working with Arnold Milstein, MD, director of Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center, this trio of researchers are using their CERC health care re-design fellowship to craft new ways to deliver top-notch health care at reduced cost.


2018 Graduation Ceremony

Division Highlights

More Info

Faculty and Staff: log into Nephrology Wiki for information about:

  • Clinical Fellows Schedule
  • Contact Information
  • Faculty Consult Schedule
  • On Call Schedule
  • Conference Schedule

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Nephrology Fellowship

The Nephrology fellowship program incorporates diverse opportunities for extensive clinical and research training.