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JAN UCI Medical Center is one of two centers in Southern California that has achieved the best SRTR kidney transplant outcome score of 5/5, which indicates the best survival rate.


DEC 30The Orange County Medical Association has named 187 UCI Health doctors 2022 Physicians of Excellence, which is more than any other hospital in the region.
OCT 14COVID-19 vaccine and protecting your health › UCI Health nephrologists recognized for excellence, commitment to improving kidney health
SEP  29Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh, chief of the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Kidney Transplantation in the UCI School of Medicine, recently published a paper in The Lancet that provides a seminar on chronic kidney disease and addresses kidney function-preserving lifestyle, dietary and pharmacological strategies. By 2040, it is estimated that chronic kidney disease will become the fifth leading cause of death globally.
AUG 31Dr. Ramy M. Hanna has been awarded a Department of Medicine Chair’s Research Award
JUL 14Under Dr. Tantisattamo’s leadership, UCI Medical Center received the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification in July. The medical center is one of only three healthcare facilities in California to have earned this designation.
JUN 10Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology awarded Outstanding Graduate Practicum Site Award
JUN 24Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh’s invited review article on Chronic Kidney Disease published in LANCET
JUN 08UCI Medical Center is among the pioneers of fighting against structural racism in medicine and public health, including elimination of creatinine-based eGFR equations with race indices.
JUN 2The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) announced the NIH NIDDK T-35 SMART program award recipients, two of which were mentored by Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and Dr. Elani Streja.
APR Dr. Lau, Dr. Kalantar, and Dr. Rhee were awarded a Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI) Pilot Award.
APR 27Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh has been identified among the top two percent of scientists in the world in an update to a Stanford University led-study
MAR 29Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH: The first wave of COVID-19 patients in Southern California occurred in July 2020 and was relatively minor, unlike the ...
MAR 03Can Endocannabinoids Improve Life expectancy In Dialysis Patients? by Dr. Hamid Moradi
FEB 01Dr. Ekamol Tantisattamo from the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation has received 2 Department of Medicine Grants
JAN 05UCI Nephrology is home to 5 faculty who were honored as 2021 Physicians of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association


NOV 20University of California Irvine Health earns national recognition for efforts to reduce number of patients with uncontrolled blood pressure
OCT 16Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh of the University of California Irvine – Recognized as an Expertscape World Expert in Malnutrition
JUL 282020-2021 US News & World Report ranks UCI Nephrology Program #43 out of 1,658 Nephrology centers eligible for ranking in the entire nation
JUL 28UCI News: UCI Medical Center among America’s Best Hospitals for 20 consecutive years [UCI Nephrology ranked among nation’s top 50]
JUL 21UCI Health News: Providing-choice-for-patients-facing-kidney-failure
JUL 13Expanding Options for Kidney Failure Patients
JUL 09Ensuring Choice for People with Kidney Failure — Dialysis, Supportive Care, and Hope
APR 22This Irvine company tested most of its workforce for coronavirus antibodies. The results were startling
MAR 26Nephrologists debate whether more frequent or incremental hemodialysis is best choice
JAN 42020 Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence: Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Dr. Connie Rhee, Dr. Madeleine Pahl and Dr. Hamid Moradi


NOV 292 new studies may make you reconsider that super trendy diet
SEP 18University of California Irvine earns national recognition for commitment to improve high blood pressure
MAY 10Woman Defies Odds, Carrying and Delivering a Healthy Baby While in Kidney Failure
NOV 27High-Protein Diet Could Be Harmful, Even for Healthy Kidneys
NOV 12Our faculty, Dr. Connie Rhee, was named a Rising Star by the School of Medicine
NOV 7Dr. Ramy Hanna was appointed as Fellow to the National Kidney Foundation
JUL 30UCI Kidney Pancreas Transplant Outcome Score of 5/5 (highest ever) in January 2019 and 4/5 as of July 2019
JUL 23Dr. Wei Ling Lau has been awarded a 2019-20 Department of Medicine Chair’s research award.
MAY 24Medscape's "Company Charges Private Insurance Quadruple for Dialysis" features Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD, a tenured professor and chief of nephrology
MAR 07Dr. Wei Ling Lau is guest speaker for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics seminar series
JAN 01Three UCI Nephrology faculty members named 2019 Physicians of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association
JAN 1Seven UCI Nephrology faculty members named 2019 National SuperDoctors


AUG 16Dr. Kamyar Kalanter-Zadeh tells Reuters Health News that chronic kidney disease should be managed with nutrition therapy to forestall dialysis.
JUNE 18Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh is recognized by the Orange County Medical Association as a 2018 "Physician of Excellence."
JUNE 18Dr. Connie Rhee received an outstanding 96.6 Physician Communication Score.
JUNE 04Dr. Hamid Moradi is one of the recipients of a competitive Proof of Product Award from UC Irvine Applied Innovation in May 2018.
APR 03Dr. Connie Rhee receives a UC research credit for use with the OptumLabs Data Warehouse for her research on thyroid dysfunction in chronic kidney diseases.
MAR 13Nephrology Division Chief, Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, is selected as one of the 2018 "America's Best Physician" awardee.
MAR 07Congratulations to Tracy Nakata, the division's senior research coordinator, for being a 2017 ARIISE Award finalist.
MAR 01The Division of Nephrology would like to thank Dr. Nosratola Vaziri for his recent generous donation.
FEB 14Dr. Hamid Moradi, Nephrology Associate Professor, is one of the 2018 ICTS Pilot Award Recipients.
FEB 02"Future studies should look at the harms and risks of sodium versus potassium-recommended diets for people with kidney or heart problems" says Nephrology Chief, Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh in a Reuters article, "Low-sodium lunch meats often contain extra potassium."
JAN 04For another consecutive year, 6 UC Irvine nephrologist are named "Super Doctors or Rising Stars" for 2018


DEC 11Dr. Connie Rhee (first author) & Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's (senior author) article entitled "High Glycemic Levels Have 'Legacy Effect' Even After Diabetic Patients Start Dialysis" is featured in US Medicine, the Voice of Federal Medicine.
NOV 02Research led by UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh suggests that high-protein diets may cause long-term damage to kidney function.
NOV 02UC Irvine researchers led by Dr. Connie Rhee assess low-protein as a way to manage chronic kidney disease in a study in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle.
SEP 21Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's interview by the Boston Globe Media: "Mobile dialysis could save lives in a disaster. But is there a cost to safety?"
SEP 13UC Irvine nephrologist, Dr. Connie Rhee, has been awarded a 2017 Young Investigator Grant by the National Kidney Foundation.
JUNE 01Nephrology faculty member, Dr. Jason Chou received an award from the School of Medicine Committee on Research and Graduate Academic Programs for his proposal, "Intradialytic Hypotension and Outcomes in Hemodialyis Patients"
MAY 24Nephrology Division Chief, Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, is named the 2017 Mentor of the Year by the ICTS
MAY 01Nephrology faculty member, Dr. Connie Rhee, is named the 2017 Junior Investigator of the Year by the ICTS.
APR 29Join the UCI team as well as organ donors, recipients and their families in celebrating Organ Transplantation and the Gift of Life by participating in the annual DONATE LIFE RUN/WALK at Cal State Fullerton Campus
MAR 24Latino kids with end-stage renal disease are at lower risk of death than peers of white and African-American descent, a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh found.
FEB 14The Division of Nephrology & Hypertension is co-hosting a symposium and health fair in honor of World Kidney Day on March 18, 2017.
FEB 02Surgeon Donates Kidney To Anesthesiologist Colleague, a successful living kidney transplant led by our UC Irvine Transplant Team
JAN 31Five UC Irvine nephrologists are named "Super Doctors" for 2017.


SEP 15Dr Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's interview in NATURE 15-Sep-2016: “Obesity: The fat advantage”. Nature, 537, S100–S102 (15 September 2016)
JUN 29UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Connie Rhee is one of four recipients of the American Thyroid Association's 2016 research grants.
MAY 12Chronic drinking interferes with absorption of vitamin C by the pancreas, UC Irvine researchers, led by Hamid Said, PhD, report in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.
MAR 10Keeping fit from an early age can prevent high blood pressure and obesity, two of the leading causes of kidney disease, says UC Irvine Health nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh.
MAR 10Vanessa Rojas-Bautista, a UC Irvine Health registered dietitian, discusses nutrition therapy for patients suffering from kidney disease.


AUG 14South Bay's Easy Reader profiles Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh and his counterintuitive finding that obesity may help some kidney disease sufferers.
JULY 17New research shows that being overweight may confer some benefits, UC Irvine Health nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh tells the Huffington Post.
JULY 15U.S. News & World Report has again rated UC Irvine Health among the nation's top 50 providers of care for people with kidney disease.
JUNE 16UC Irvine Health receives $3.4-million NIH grant to study kidney disease and track treatment methods.
MAY 13Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, UC Irvine nephrology chief, named top-ranked expert in end-stage renal disease by Expertscape.


NOV 18Against the odds, Elizabeth Hill became pregnant while on dialysis for kidney failure. Learn how UC Irvine doctors helped her deliver a healthy baby.
AUG 08Dialysis patients of nephrologists with heavier caseloads have a greater risk of dying prematurely, according to a study led by UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh.
JUL 16UC Irvine Medical Center's nephrology services are ranked among the top 50 programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
MAY 16UC Irvine nephrologist Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh's study on obesity in hemodialysis patients is featured in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
APR 11Eating high protein meals during hemodialysis may correct patients' low albumin levels, a team led by Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh reported at the National Kidney Foundation's meeting.
MAR 25High phosphorus levels increase renal failure risk, according to a study done by a team led by Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD, of UC Irvine School of Medicine.
JAN 16"Once you are in your 70s, 80s or 90s, or if you have chronic disease, ... a larger body size gives you longevity," says UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh in an interview with CNN.
JAN 02"Fat per se is not as bad as we thought,” says UC Irvine's Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh in a New York Times article. "What is bad is a type of fat that is inside your belly."


OCT 09Chronic kidney disease alters intestinal microbial flora, UC Irvine study finds; results help explain serious health, dietary complications in renal failure patients.
AUG 01Dr. Kam Kalantar-Zadeh has been named chief of the Division of Nephrology, UC Irvine School of Medicine.
JAN 06UC Irvine kidney specialist Dr. Madeline Pahl tells the Los Angeles Times that kidney failure is a silent disease that can go undetected until a patient lands in the hospital.


DEC 13UC Irvine researchers led by professor emeritus Dr. N.D. Vaziri identify major cause of inflammation in people with chronic kidney disease.


NOV 02Former UC Irvine nephrology chief Dr. Nosratola D. Vaziri is honored by the American College of Physicians
JUN 17UC Irvine partners with the National Kidney Foundation to host the inaugural Orange County Kidney Walk.
MAR 23A UC Irvine study examines the role of high-density lipoprotein deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease.


AUG 07UC Irvine study finds link between tumor necrosis factor and leptin production in end-stage renal patients.
MAY 06Niacin supplement shown to alleviate inflammation and oxidative stress in rat kidneys, according to study led by UC Irvine's Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.
APR 08Reducing renal mass leads to an accumulation of lipids in the remnant kidney, according to a study led by UC Irvine researchers.