Welcome to the Division of Nephrology and the University of Arizona Kidney Disease Program. We are proud that U.S. News & World Report ranked our program in the top 50 in the country for patient care. As the only academic division of nephrology in the state of Arizona, our goal is to provide high quality clinical nephrology care to our patients, to develop innovative and topical research programs that will impact upon the care that we deliver to our patients, and to be a teaching and training resource to our community...

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FRCP (Edin)
Chief, Division of Nephrology


The Division of Nephrology in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and Banner University Medical Center – Tucson has active programs in clinical nephrology, teaching and training of fellows and residents, and a range of research opportunities. An important focus of the division is to emphasize translational and multi-disciplinary programs that truly go from bedside to bench to bedside in advancing patient care solutions.

At the clinical level, U.S. News & World Report has ranked nephrology care here among the top 50 programs in the country. Division faculty members care for patients with acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, complex hypertension, bladder and kidney stones, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We are one of only four kidney transplant programs in the state of Arizona and have had a recent surge in kidney transplant activity, which has greatly benefitted our community. We also care for an increasing number of patients on hemodialysis, and have a growing home dialysis program (both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) as well. An important and unique strength has been our partnership with Dialysis Clinics Inc. (DCI) to create a nocturnal hemodialysis program.

Faculty members from the Division of Nephrology are also involved in multiple clinical trials (more than 10 trials at present) targeting diverse kidney problems such as chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, vascular access dysfunction and glomerulonephritis.

The Division of Nephrology also has vibrant research programs in CKD progression, organ transplantation, renal genomics, dialysis vascular access, device development and tissue engineering.

Last but not least, an important focus of the division is on mentorship. We recognize that our greatest strength is our faculty and fellows. And, while we are committed to growing our clinical and research portfolios, the most important thing that we want to grow and nurture is people—our staff, faculty and fellows!

UA Nephrology in the News:


KOLD 13/FOX 11 TV Air UA Gastroenterologist Interview for Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week

Tucson TV news anchor Craig Thomas shared his personal experience with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in an interview with UA Division of Gastroenterology’s Dr. Sasha Taleban, director of our IBD Program, in recognition of Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week, Dec. 1-7. See the broadcast and learn more about how patients can find therapies and support to reduce the embarrassing affliction’s burden…

Call for Entrants, Mentors for 2017 UAHS CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition

The UA Health Sciences will host its second annual Local CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition on Feb. 28, 2017. As such, it not only is looking for teams to compete, but also mentors to assist them in their preparations. Deadline for student competitors and faculty mentors is Jan. 18, 2017. See results and photos from last year’s competition…

BizTucson Articles in 2016 Highlight Banner Construction, Dr. Weill, Big Data

Banner – UMC’s $400 million hospital tower and $100 million outpatient center,  evolution of  UA Center for Integrative Medicine’s Dr. Andrew Weill from health guru to brand showman, and the confluence of big data and health care with Cyverse’s second $50 million NSF grant are among top stories of the year in BizTucson. Others spotlight Tech Launch, COM – Phoenix Biomedical Sciences Building, diabetes, cancer and precision medicine research funding, and a Sarver Family legacy…


Microscope Rounds Presented By Dr. Erika Bracamonte
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Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds Guest Speaker Series