Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
About the Division
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is committed to providing the best and most up-to-date medical care to patients with a variety of renal diseases, hypertension, renal failure, and kidney, kidney-pancreas and kidney-liver transplantation. The division operates both in the public sector at LAC+USC Medical Center and in the private sector at USC University Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and DaVita-USC Kidney Dialysis Center. Keck Medical Center of USC is ranked #37 in the nation for Nephrology in US News and World Report’s Best Hospitals 2016-2017 rankings.
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