How to get a kidney Part 2

How to get a kidney Part 2

Your mission: a living kidney This is Part 2 in our series: “How to get a kidney.” So, you’ve been diagnosed with irreversible kidney disease and have made your desire for a kidney transplant known to your healthcare team. What’s next? Step five: Educate yourself. If...
How to get a kidney Part 1

How to get a kidney Part 1

So you just found out your kidneys are failing One day you go in for a physical, perhaps because you’ve been feeling just generally crappy—nauseous, poor appetite, muscle cramps, fatigue, sleeplessness. After reviewing your lab results, your doctor explains that your...
Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

I am a nephrologist who has been a strong advocate of living kidney transplantation–from both related and non-related donors—since 1984. I began my career at UCLA where I finished my medical training in internal medicine and nephrology. Back then, we treated...