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The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension in the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Medicine is committed to providing exemplary care for patients with a variety of kidney diseases, including both acute and chronic kidney disorders. We offer comprehensive, high-quality care in our dialysis clinics at UCI Medical Center and at satellite dialysis centers and to those with a transplanted kidney who would like to be seen in our transplant clinics.

The skill and compassion of our nephrology faculty members have earned UCI Medical Center recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's top 50 hospitals for nephrology services. Patients with a variety of kidney-related disorders or questions may take advantage of our weekly nephrology clinics, as well as other services and clinics offered by our faculty physicians.

We are heavily engaged in leading-edge research and education and we lead in kidney disease research nationally and internationally in several areas. Our Harold Simmons Program in Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology is one of the nation’s most productive and prolific kidney disease research centers.

All our faculty members are board-certified in internal medicine as well as in nephrology, and they are highly skilled in the diagnosis and management of the full range of kidney diseases. Many faculty members have been listed repeatedly as "The Best Doctors in America," "America's Top Physicians," “Top Doctors,” "California's Best Doctors," and "Orange County Physicians of Excellence." Six of our physicians were among the eight Orange County-area nephrologists recognized as Super Doctors or Rising Stars for 2018.

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension has an ACGME-accredited fellowship program, which includes clinical training at UCI Medical Center and the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. These settings offer our fellows, residents and medical students valuable experience in treating patients with a broad range of renal diseases.

Our fellows receive extensive experience in clinical nephrology, including one-on-one mentoring in clinical skill development during inpatient consultation and outpatient dialysis rounds. Our training program provides extensive didactic core lectures, grand rounds, seminars and journal clubs.

In addition, the division provides continuing education for community physicians and the medical and nephrology community worldwide by participating in or organizing educational conferences and publishing original papers, editorials and review articles in noted peer-reviewed journals and by contributing chapters to various text books. In this context, the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is widely recognized as a preeminent center of research and scholarship in the nation and abroad.

We strive to instill a passion and a commitment to nephrology that will lead to the future advancement of research and clinical care in our field. We truly believe in the School of Medicine's mission: Discover. Teach. Heal.

For more information, please contact the division administrative office at, 714-456-5142 or via fax 714-456-6034.

We Are Greater Together

Here at UCI Department of Medicine, we highly value diversity. Diversity is core to our ability to offer compassionate and culturally competent care in a variety of practice settings, to patients from all walks of life, addressing simple to complex healthcare needs, while working with others who embrace a broad variety of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives. We remain committed to advancing diversity, in its broadest sense, in our programs through recruitment, training, retention and mentoring. This, we believe, is vital to our ability to continue to achieve excellence in serving our richly diverse community through our discover, teach, and heal mission. If this collaborative, respectful, and inclusive approach speaks to you, I look forward to your selection of UCI Department of Medicine as your training program of choice.

-Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM