Research Overview

The Division of Nephrology has 9 full-time faculty members based at Stanford University and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (4 full Professors, one Associate Professor, 4 Assistant Professors, and 1 Instructor) all of whom are actively engaged in research.  The Division also boasts 3 extraordinary emeritus Professors, all of whom have active research programs, 5 full-time faculty members based at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and approximately one dozen affiliated faculty members, all of whom contribute to the educational missions, and several of whom contribute to the research missions of the Division.  In addition, the Division has close ties and shared training with the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, whose three full-time faculty members also have dynamic research programs.

Basic & Translational Research

Research activities in the Division of Nephrology truly range from bench to bedside.  Bench research is conducted not only in the laboratories of our own Division but also in collaboration with other laboratories at Stanford University.

Clinical Research

The Division’s clinical research programs are active and growing rapidly. In his research program, Glenn Chertow, MD, applies principles of clinical epidemiology, health services research, decision sciences and clinical trials to major problems in acute and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Clinical Trials

View the current clinical trials within the Division of Nephrology.