Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Division of Nephrology and the Arizona Kidney Disease Program. 

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.

We have a dedicated team of academic nephrologists that is focused on achieving these goals and, thereby, providing to our community the highest possible quality of kidney care.

A unique strength of our program is our close relationship with Banner Health, which is nationally recognized as one of the most innovative health care organizations in the country. This partnership has allowed us to play a leadership role in the rapid changes in health care that are ongoing today.

Last but not least, I am extremely proud of the fact that we were nationally ranked (for the second year in a row) as a center of excellence for nephrology. Our No. 39 ranking nationally was the highest within Banner University Medical Center - Tucson and, in my mind, is a tribute to the hard work and team spirit exhibited by our faculty, fellows, staff and, very importantly, our community partners.

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FRCP (Edin)
Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Director, Kidney and Vascular Access Research Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson