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Lynda Frassetto


Lynda Frassetto, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California, San Francisco (USCF).  She grew up in the greater New York metropolitan area and attended college and medical school in Connecticut.  

She trained as a nephrologist at UCSF and was in private practice in San Francisco before returning to UCSF to start her research career with Drs. Anthony Sebastian and R. Curtis Morris Jr.  Over the last 15 years, the group has published papers on the regulation of acid base balance in healthy and aging people and dietary influences on acid-base balance in healthy people and those with diabetes.  Before retiring, Dr. Frassetto was the director of the adult Clinical Research Center at the Parnassus Campus in UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute,

Since retiring, Dr. Frassetto continues to collaborate with the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences at UCSF. With Dr. Leslie Z. Benet, a pioneer in novel models for predicting drug interactions in vivo, she develops and runs clinical trials in healthy people and those with kidney disease, diabetes or HIV before and after transplantation. With Dr. Shuvo Roy, she is designing the first in human trials for the artificial kidney.  

She also still supervises inpatient and outpatient care at two of the University’s hospital campuses, and for the last several years has been participating in programs that teach UC students and faculty better communication and behavioral stress modification techniques.

My Presenters Sessions

Thursday, August 11

3:20pm MDT