Ira B. Kurtz, MD

Ira B. Kurtz, MD



Ira Kurtz, MD, FRCP, FASN, is Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Nephrology, Factor Chair in Molecular Nephrology, and a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute.

Dr. Kurtz is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and completed his postgraduate training at both the University of California, San Francisco, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Kurtz has been a faculty member at UCLA since 1985 and is board-certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Nephrology by the American Board of Nephrology. Dr. Kurtz is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American Society of Nephrology, and is listed in Southern California Super Doctors. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Physiological Society, the Biophysical Society, and the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Kurtz has authored over 300 scientific publications, book chapters, and abstracts. He is on the editorial board of several scientific journals and is an external reviewer of major scientific publications and grants.

Dr. Kurtz’s primary areas of research are ion transport-related diseases, the physiology and biophysics of molecular transport processes in the kidney and extrarenal organs, structural biology, the atomic structure of membrane proteins, and the engineering development of a totally artificial kidney.

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Medical Board Certifications

Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1982
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980


National Institutes of Health, The Clinical Center, 1985
Moffitt Hospital, 1982


Toronto Hospital - General Division, 1980


Sunnybrook Health Science Center, 1978


University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, MD, 1977

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Diagnosis of Difficult Acid-Base Disorders | Ira Kurtz, MD, FRCP, FASN
Approach to Acid Base Diagnosis | Ira B. Kurtz, MD | October 2021 | UCLA Health
Renal Tubular Acidosis: H+/Base Electrolyte Abnormalities and Clinical Syndromes | Ira B. Kurtz, MD | December 2020 | UCLA Health
Approach to Acid Base Diagnosis | Ira B. Kurtz, MD | November 2020 | UCLA Health


  • Southern California Super Doctors® 2012
  • Angion Biomedica Corporation (01/13/17- 02/21/21)
  • Phase 3 Study of BB3 to Reduce the Severity of Delayed Graft Function
  • Fuzionaire, Inc. (04/01/18 - 03/31/21)
  • Aminoacylase 3 (AA3) Inhibition: A Novel Cancer Therapy
  • NIH/NIDDK (03/19/19 - 03/31/24)
  • The Biology of NBCe1 in Health and Disease
  • Kidney X Prize (2019)