Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension 2018-06-21T17:09:46+00:00

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Keck School of Medicine Division of Nephrology

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.

About the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension


Kenneth R. Hallows, MD
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Professor of Medicine
Director of the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center

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