Lawrence H. Lu, M.D., Scientist; Transplant Nephrologist at CPMC

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Leading expertise in transplant medicine and nephrology

Research Overview

  • A member of CPMC’s Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, Dr. Lu is a leading expert in transplant medicine and the management of kidney disease. He is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine.
  • Dr. Lu and colleagues in the transplant team perform approximately 200 kidney transplants annually and are pioneers in paired kidney donation.
  • Dr. Lu investigates the immune response after kidney transplantation, mechanisms of acute kidney injury after transplantation, and factors promoting renal graft success.


Dr. Lu obtained his M.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed residency training in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado.


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Lu LH, Oh DJ, Dursun B, He Z, Hoke TS, Faubel S, Edelstein CL, Increased macrophage infiltration and fractalkine expression in cisplatin-induced acute renal failure in mice. J Pharmacol Exp Ther

Lawrence H. Lu, M.D., Scientist; Transplant Nephrologist at CPMC
Primary Research Interests
  • Transplant medicine
  • Nephrology
  • New advances in kidney transplantation
  • Acute kidney injury