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Ying H. Luu, MD

  • Nephrology
Average rating: 4.9
| 145 ratings
Santa Monica Nephrology and Infectious Diseases | 1245 16th Street, Suite 307, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Ying Luu is a general nephrologist who practices in the downtown LA office. Her clinical interests include hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes. She prefers to spend time with her patients focusing on nutrition and preventive care.

Dr. Luu received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. She then completed her Internal Medicine residency at Stony Brook University Hospital at John T. Mather Memorial Hospital and completed her Nephrology fellowship at UCLA. She earlier earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UCLA and her Masters of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University.

Dr. Luu was raised in Southern California. When she’s not working, she enjoys long-distance running and other outdoor activities, such as hiking and camping, as well as gardening and traveling.




Medical Board Certifications

Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2018


Nephrology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2020


Internal Medicine, Stony Brook School of Medicine, 2018


MD, St. George's University School of Medicine/Grenada, 2014


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2023, 2024

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


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  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2023, 2024