About ASN

Kathleen D. Liu, MD, PhD, FASN, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

ASN Highlights - AKI Team

Kathleen D. Liu, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine and Anesthesia in the Divisions of Nephrology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She completed her undergraduate education at Harvard University, followed by an MD/PhD program at UCSF. She then trained in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and in nephrology/critical care at UCSF. Dr. Liu joined the faculty at UCSF in 2006, where she has been ever since. Her research has focused on AKI, the acute respiratory distress syndrome, and critical care nephrology. Dr. Liu is a member of the NIH Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury Clinical Trials Network and is involved in a U.S. Department of Defense funded clinical trial of mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of trauma-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome. Her currently funded AKI research focuses on risk factors for AKI in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente of Northern California and on the pathways that mediate the relationship between AKI and subsequent cardiovascular disease in patients enrolled in the NIDDK-sponsored ASSESS-AKI study..