Renal Center
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The Children's Renal Center provides consultation and treatment for children with urinary tract and kidney disease, including nephritis, nephrosis, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, disorders of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, urinary tract infection, kidney stone disease and nutrition and growth disorders related to kidney disease. We also diagnose and manage patients with acute kidney failure.

UCSF experts from a wide range of specialties work as a team to provide comprehensive care for infants and children with end-stage kidney disease, including dialysis and kidney transplants.

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You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Renal Center
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2423

Additional Locations

Santa Rosa

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

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Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

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Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

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(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
SFMTA website

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

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Shuttle routes and timetables
Shuttle system map
Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

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Our Team

Paul R. Brakeman
Paul R. Brakeman, MD, PhD
Pediatric nephrologist
Onur Cil
Onur Cil, MD, PhD
Pediatric nephrologist
Brian Jay Feldman
Brian Jay Feldman, MD
Pediatric endocrinologist
Elaine Ku
Elaine Ku, MD, MAS
Marsha May Lee
Marsha May Lee, MD
Pediatric nephrologist
Christina Lo
Christina Lo, MD
Aris Oates
Aris Oates, MD
Pediatric nephrologist
Farzana Perwad
Farzana Perwad, MD
Pediatric nephrologist
Anthony A. Portale
Anthony A. Portale, MD
Pediatric nephrologist
Erica Winnicki
Erica Winnicki, MD
Pediatric nephrologist
Jessica Brennan
Jessica Brennan, PNP, MSN
Pediatric nurse practitioner
Marilyn McEnhill
Marilyn McEnhill, PNP, MSN
Pediatric nurse practitioner
Lisa Keung
Lisa Keung, RD
Sarah Kinnier
Megan Schoettler
Megan Schoettler, PNP, MSN
Pediatric nurse practitioner
Taryn Shappell