Understanding Basic Renal Pathophysiology – New Book

This is a delightful monograph remarkably packed with interesting and useful information for experienced clinicians looking to gain greater insight into Nephrology and Renal Physiology.  Many topics commonly encountered by experienced clinicians from different fields are explained more succinctly in this short textbook than in large ponderous Nephrology textbooks. Numerous helpful hints are provided on clinical management of patients with electrolyte and acid base disorders and renal dysfunction. A really nice resource!
David Pearce, MD

Ramin Sam, MD
After attending University of Illinois-Chicago medical school, Ramin finished an internal medicine residency and a nephrology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago. He then moved on to practice nephrology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago in 2001 and subsequently transferred to San Francisco General Hospital and University of California- San Francisco in 2007. Ramin has published extensively on a wide variety of nephrology related topics including sodium disorders, acid-base problems and dialysis. As an active clinician both in Chicago and San Francisco he has had wide exposure to many different types of renal pathologies and the physiology behind them. As the co-director of renal block for first year medical students at University of California-San Francisco from 2009 until 2015, Ramin has also had experience with teaching nephrology also.

Lowell Lo, MD

Lowell Lo is a nephrologist in the Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice who specializes in diagnosing and managing electrolyte and acid-base disorders. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern, where he also completed his residency, and completed a fellowship at UCSF. Post-fellowship training, he completed two additional years of advanced training in UCSF’s Training in Clinical Research Program and Teaching Scholar Program. He is currently an associate clinical professor at UCSF. He is the practice chief for UCSF’s Renal Ambulatory Service and the medical director of the outpatient Dialysis Center at UCSF. His education and research focus on how to better educate trainees to apply kidney physiology in clinical practice and improve patient access to high-quality nephrology care.

Stephen Gluck, MD

Dr. Stephen Gluck is a nephrologist who cares for patients in the clinic as well as during hospitalization. He has expertise in a wide spectrum of kidney diseases, including inherited and genetic diseases as well as electrolyte disorders. He also treats patients in outpatient dialysis centers. Gluck’s research investigates certain specifics of renal function to promote a better understanding of disease processes. Gluck earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a residency in internal medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, where he later completed a fellowship in nephrology. Gluck is a professor of medicine at UCSF.

For more information on the book, please go to: Understanding Basic Renal Pathophysiology

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