Nephrology In the Department of Medicine

Our Physicians

The Nephrology Division is comprised of core faculty from Stanford Medical Center and the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center.    

Stanford Medical Center
Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH

Chief, Division of Nephrology
Norman S. Coplon / Satellite Healthcare Professor of Medicine

Clinical Focus
Nephrology

Research Interests
clinical epidemiology, health services research, decision sciences, clinical trials in acute and chronic kidney disease

Shuchi Anand, MD, MS

Instructor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Nephrology

Research Interests
Global Health


Neiha Arora, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor - Nephrology
Assistant Fellowship Program Director

Clinical Focus
Nephrology

Vivek Bhalla, MD Vivek Bhalla, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Nephrology
Diabetic Kidney Disease

Research Focus
Nephrology
Diabetic Kidney Disease

Tara Chang, MD, MS

Instructor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Chronic kidney disease
Hypertension

Research Interests
Hypertension
Chronic kidney disease & End-stage renal disease
Cardiovascular outcomes

Kevin Erickson, MD, MS

Instructor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Polycystic kidney disease

Research Interests
Health economics
Chronic kidney disease
End-stage renal disease

Robert Isom, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Kidney Disease
Kidney Transplantation

Richard Lafayette, MD Richard Lafayette, MD

Associate Professor - Med Center Line, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Kidney Disease
Glomerular Diseases
Amyloidosis

Research Interests
Glomerular disease

Bryan Myers, MD

Bryan Myers, MD

Professor of Medicine, Emeritus

Research Interests
Glomerular physiology
Pathophysiology of glomerular injury

Jeffrey Petersen, MD Jeffrey Petersen, MD, FRCP

Emeritus Faculty-Med Ctr Line, Medicine - Nephrology

John Scandling, MD John Scandling, MD

Professor - Med Center Line, Medicine - Nephrology
Medical Director, Kidney Pancreas Transplant Program
Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director
Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director

Clinical Focus
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Research Interests
Immune tolerance induction in clinical transplantation

Jane Tan, MD

Jane Tan, MD

Associate Professor - Med Center Line, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Nephrology
Nephrology (Kidney)

Research Interests
Kidney Transplantation

Vasyl Warvariv, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Wolfgang Winkelmayer, MD Wolfgang C Winkelmayer, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Inpatient Nephrology

Research Interests
Epidemiology
Pharmacoepidemiology
Cardiovascular outcomes

Julie Yabu

Julie M Yabu, MD

Assistant Professor - Med Center Line, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Nephrology
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Research Interests
Immune Tolerance Induction
Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Rex Jamison, MD

Rex L. Jamison, MD

Professor Emeritus, Medicine - Nephrology
Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Medicine - Nephrology
Academic Secretary, Academic Secretary's Office

Yiming Lit, MD

Yiming Lit, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical focus
Nephrology
Dialysis

Timothy Meyer, MD

Chief, Nephrology Section, Palo Alto VA
Stanford University Professor in Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Nephrology
Dialysis

Research Interests
The nature of the "uremic" toxins that build up in patients without kidneys is surprisingly little understood.  Without better knowledge of these chemicals, it is hard to improve renal replacement therapy.  Improvements in mass spectrometry have provided us with powerful new means to identify small molecules that accumulate in uremia.  The clearance of these molecules during dialysis, CVVH, and CVVHDF can then be modeled and measured.  Clinical studies then test the ability of different renal replacement prescriptions to improve removal of the molecules of interest.

Alan Pao, MD Alan Pao, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology
Member, Bio-X

Clinical Focus
Nephrology
Hypertension, Renal
Nephrolithiasis

Research Interests
Nephrology
Hypertension, Renal
Nephrolithiasis

Ralph Rabkin, MD Ralph Rabkin, MD

Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Medicine - Nephrology

Research Interests
Protein muscle wasting in kidney disease

Tammy Sirich, MD

Instructor, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Nephrology
Chronic Kidney Disease

Research Interests
Uremia

Manjula K Tamura, MD, MPH

Associate Professor - Med Center Line, Medicine - Nephrology

Clinical Focus
Nephrology
Chronic Kidney Disease

Research Interests
Cognitive functioning and kidney disease
Aging and chronic kidney disease

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