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UCSF Glomerular Disease Center



Our Center aims to provide comprehensive, leading-edge, and compassionate care for individuals living with glomerular diseases. We have expertise in treating patients with (but not limited to): IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis, minimal change disease, FSGS, membranous nephropathy, ANCA-associated vasculitis, pregnancy-associated kidney diseases, renal thrombotic micro-angiopathies and others. We work with a multi-disciplinary team including UCSF experts in rheumatology (lupus and vasculitis), hematology-oncology, obstetrics/maternal fetal medicine, allergy/immunology and others, and have a dedicated specialty pharmacy to help with novel/advanced therapies. We are an experienced study site for phase 2b/3 clinical trials for investigational drugs for glomerular diseases.


Raymond Hsu, M.D.

Director and Associate Professor of Medicine


Christopher Carlos, M.D.

Co-Director and Assistant Professor of Medicine


Zoltan Laszik, MD, PhD Professor of Pathology

Anatoly Urisman, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Pathology

Vighnesh Walavalkar, MBBS Associate Professor of Pathology

Active Clinical Trials

  • REBOOT: Belimumab with Rituximab for Primary Membranous Nephropathy. NCT03949855 - sponsored by NIH/NIAID

  • COMMUTE-a: Crovalimab for Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). NCT04861259 - sponsored by Hoffmann-La Roche

  • VISIONARY: Sibeprenlimab in IgA Nephropathy (IgAN). NCT05248646 - sponsored by Otsuka

  • ORIGIN 3: Atacicept in IgA Nephropathy (IgAN). NCT04716231 - sponsored by Vera Therapeutics

  • BEYOND: BION-1301 for IgA Nephropathy (IgAN). NCT05852938 - sponsored by Chinook Therapeutics

Current non-trial studies

Too many to list with frequent updates. Please inquire.

Accepting trainee applications?

Through the UCSF General Nephrology Fellowship, 1-2 fellows per year will be selected for the Glomerular Disease Track during their second year of training. They have dedicated glomerular disease clinic as their longitudinal outpatient clinic and focused advanced education in GN management.


Visit their website:

400 Parnassus Avenue, Plaza Level B1
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532

Divya Seth (Research Coordinator and Program Administrator)

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