Hui Yi Shan, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)

Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

Director of Peritoneal Dialysis at DaVita Boyle Heights

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I became a nephrologist because the kidney is a fascinating organ that plays a critical function in maintaining homeostasis for the body. It is composed of filtering units that keep the important nutrients inside our body and excrete the excess. My particular clinical interests are to treat patients with diseases that affect these filtering units called the glomeruli. These include diseases such as lupus nephritis, vasculitis, membranous nephropathy and IgA nephropathy that are often challenging to treat. I would like to establish a trusting relationship with my patients to work together to prevent worsening of their kidney diseases and hopefully reverse their conditions.

Dr. Shan earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She performed her residency at New York University Medical Center, followed by a Nephrology Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Shan’s clinic areas of expertise:


Dr. Shan has broad experience in managing patients with advanced kidney disease. She previously served as a nephrology consultant at New York University Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente. Since 2015 she has been working USC.


Dr. Shan has broad experience in managing patients with advanced kidney diseases. Her care of patients with cystic diseases focuses on delaying progression of kidney disease and the appropriate transition to transplantation or renal replacement therapy.


Dr. Shan has broad experience in the care of patients with glomerular kidney diseases. She is utilizing multicenter clinical research studies to advance patient care and knowledge in the area of glomerulopathies.


  • Barnard College: Helen R. Downes Prize, 1999
  • Barnard College: Mary E. Allison Prize, 1999
  • Barnard College, Department of Biology: Spiera Family Prize, 1999


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