Kidney Disease

‘I knew that if it was me, if I was a match, I was going to do it,’ says Yadira Ortega

By uclahealth • May 16, 2022

The wait for donor organs has led to innovations in transplantation.

By Sandy Cohen • February 16, 2022

‘Cultural North Star’ inspires researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

By Sandy Cohen • December 15, 2021

Being a great doctor is not just about being first in your class at Med School. It's actually much more about developing compassion, empathy, insight and care with a patient on an individual basis. Through an amazing set of fortuitous circumstances, I was introduced to Dr. Niloofar Nobakht just as I [...]

By JackBK • November 19, 2021

Groundbreaking science and cross-specialty collaboration enable transplant recipients to thrive without immunosuppressive drugs

By Sandy Cohen • August 4, 2021

UCLA Health’s Dr. Ira Kurtz and collaborators are nearing the finish line in development of the groundbreaking device

By uclahealth • January 29, 2021

Preventative measures against worsening conditions

By uclahealth • April 27, 2020

“I have a sister who was born with kidney disease, so I grew up visiting the hospital,” reflects Ludven Argueta, a chef who brought cookie-decorating supplies for patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Santa Monica. “This is my first time doing something like this, and it’s great. It gets the [...]

By uclahealth • February 20, 2020

More than 5 years ago my wife needed to start dialysis after being diagnosed with kidney failure, her whole life style ( our whole life style) changed dramatically. Back then our daughter was just 3 years old, for me as a husband and daddy was heart breaker experience when one [...]

By Sergovia50 • March 29, 2019

I have been under Dr Rastogi's care as a CKD patient for over 5 years. Ever since our first meeting at the Ronald Reagan Hospital, UCLA, I have been a great admirer of him, putting my full faith and trust in his hands as my Life saver! I was amazed [...]

By DaveB • May 21, 2018