Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD
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Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD

  • Nephrology
Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 565, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Academic/Professional Titles

  • Professor – Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical Chief of Nephrology
  • Director – CORE Kidney Health Program
  • Director – Nephrology Clinical Research Program
  • Director – UCLA Nephro-Genetics Program
  • Director – UCLA PKD Program
  • Director – UCLA Fabry Program
  • Director – UCLA Alport Syndrome Program
  • Director – UCLA ESRD | Dialysis Program
  • Director – UCLA Hypertension Program
  • Director – UCLA Diabetic Kidney Disease Program
  • Director – UCLA Diet & Nutrition and Kidney Disease Program
  • Director – Bruin Beans Health Club
  • Council member – Peritoneal Dialysis Council
  • Committee member – UCLA CTSI
  • Committee member – Vifor P21 Publcation Steering Committee
  • Committee member – UCLA Nephrolohu Privileging Committee
  • Reviewer – Peer Review Committee
  • ALIGN Study National Leader – CHINOOK
  • National Leader – Daprodustat PHI Phase III Clinical Program
  • Director – DaVita Century City Dialysis Unit
  • Director – DaVita Brentwood Dialysis Unit


Anjay Rastogi, MD PhD is Professor and Clinical Chief of Nephrology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California. Dr. Rastogi is board certified in Nephrology and has a doctoral degree (PhD) in Pharmacology. He did his Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at UCLA; he completed his graduate training under the mentorship of Nobel Laureate Professor, Louis Ignarro also at UCLA. Dr. Rastogi founded and is the Director of the UCLA CORE Kidney Health Program. This Program is based on our CORE values of Clinical excellence, Outreach, Research, and Education. He is heavily involved in research and serves as the Director of Nephrology Clinical Research Program and other multiple programs at UCLA. These programs are dedicated to providing the best comprehensive and integrated care to patients and their families. He founded the Bruin Beans Health Club at UCLA, an undergraduate club with the mission of mentoring our future leaders in healthcare. Dr. Rastogi received an award for the UCLA Exceptional MD of the Year Award in 2014 for his demonstration of the UCLA values of Compassion, Respect, Excellence, Discovery, Integrity, and Teamwork.

UCLA CORE Kidney Health Program

Patient Stories

UCLA Health Patient Stories

Never giving up hope with kidney disease
Kidney awareness event hosted by Dr. Rastogi
2017 Kidney Health Fair was powerful, educational, and inspiring
Trial for Life
In Sickness and in Health (1 of 2)
In Sickness and in Health (2 of 2)
Getting Dad on a Plan
Dialysis Didn't Fit Career Plan


English, Hindi


Medical Board Certification

Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007


Nephrology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2001


PhD, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 2004
MD/MBBS, Rajasthan University, Sawai Man Singh (S.M.S.) Medical College, 1993


West Los Angeles

Connie Frank Kidney Transplant Center

Kidney Transplant Surgery| Nephrology| Transplant Nephrology

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Medical Services


Kidney Disease: What You Should Know
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
Alport Syndrome: What You Need to Know
Fabry’s Disease: What You Should Know
Drugs and Medications: What You Should Know
High Blood Pressure: What You Should Know
Blood Pressure and U
 Peritoneal Dialysis 
Peritoneal Dialysis: A Patient’s Experience 
Kidney Transplantation: Living Kidney Donation
Living Kidney Donation: UCLA Kidney Transplant Program 
Steps and Challenges in Kidney Transplantation 
UCLA UKEEP Event: Living Kidney Donor - Expert Panel
UCLA UKEEP Event: Living Kidney Donor - Patient Stories 
Marc Coronel: A patient’s journey with kidney disease
Conversations on Kidney Health Fair | UCLA CORE Kidney Program
Kidney Health Fair 2018 
UCLA CORE Kidney Health Presents Virtual Kidney Health Fair 2020
Missed Our Virtual UCLA CORE Kidney Health Conference 2021? Click on this link to watch
Missed Our Virtual UCLA CORE Kidney Health Conference 2021? Click on this link to watch
UCLA CORE Kidney Health Presents Virtual Kidney Health Fair 2020
Blood Pressure and U



  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • End Stage Kidney Disease
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Acute-Kidney Injury
  • Nephro-Genetics
  • Adult Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
  • Alport Syndrome
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Living Kidney Donors
  • In-Center Dialysis 
  • Home Dialysis

UCLA Health Research | Internal Medicine

CORE Kidney Clinical Research Trials



  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2023, 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023
  • Heroes in Nephrology Award 2021 (George Lopez Foundation)
  • Fabry Fellowship Award 2021 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • Fabry Fellowship Award 2020 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • Fabry Fellowship Award 2019 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • Postdoctoral Mentoring Award 2018; Certificate of Nomination
  • Fabry Fellowship Award 2018 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • Postdoctoral Mentoring Award 2017; Certificate of Nomination
  • Fabry Fellowship Award 2017 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • Postdoctoral Mentoring Award 2016; Certificate of Nomination
  • Fabry Fellowship Award 2016 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • Fabry Fellowship Award 2015 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • Exceptional MD of the Year UCLA Health 2014
  • CKD Fellowship Award 2010 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • CKD Fellowship Award 2009 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • CKD Fellowship Award 2008 (Genzyme Corporation)
  • CKD Fellowship Award 2007 (Genzyme Corporation)