Interventional nephrology is a subspecialty designed to ensure that patients receive and maintain the vascular and/or peritoneal access they need to start or continue dialysis. Using the latest techniques in fluoroscopic evaluation and intervention, Dr. Ross diagnoses, treats and monitors patients’ dialysis access. She has been dedicated to this type of care for more than 10 years, ensuring that kidney disease patients have a better quality of life.
Dr. Ross focuses her research on the triad of blood flow, vascular injury and accelerated thrombosis to improve the success of vascular dialysis access. These areas of vascular research are all vital to understanding the accelerated damage to blood vessels that is prevalent in kidney disease patients.
Director of the Vascular Access Unit
4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Clinic Phone: 916-734-3761
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
B.A., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1976
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1984-1986
UC Davis Medical Center - Chief Resident, Sacramento, California, 1986-1987
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2000
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2010
American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine
American Medical Association
American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology
American Society of Nephrology
International Society of Nephrology
Network 17 Chairperson, Medical Review Board
Renal Physicians Association
Honors and Awards:
Dean’s Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Localization of cAMP Protein Kinase Subunits in Renal Cortical Cells), 1988
Resident of the Year (American Medical Women’s Association, Sacramento), 1987
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1986
Family Practice Student of the Year Award, 1982
Dean’s Student Research Grant (UTIs in the Elderly), 1982
Mackenzie Scholarship, 1980
Select Recent Publications:
Ross J, Link D, Dalrymple L. "Use of Polar Balloon in Central Venous Stenosis" Seminars in Dialysis Mar/Apr 2009 Vol. 22, Number 2 p216
Ross J. "Use of Stents in Forearm fistulas as a bridge to Upper arm Fistulas" Seminars in Dialysis Jan/Feb 2009 Vol.22, Number 1, p78-80
Ross J. Arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis: A virchow perspective. Ochsner Clinic Foundation Reports on Renal Disorders, 1(2):1-6, 2005.
Ross JL. Hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulas: A nineteenth century view of a twenty-first century problem. Journal of Vascular Access, 6:64-71, 2005.
Blessing WD, Ross J, Kennedy C, Richardson W. Laporoscopic-assisted peritoneal dialysis catheter placement. American Surgeon, 71(12):1042-6, Dec 2005.
Lindberg JS, Husserl FE, Ross JL, Jackson D, Scarlata D, Nussbaum J, Cohen A, Elzein H. Impact of multidisciplinary, early renal education vascular access placement. Nephrol News Issues, 19(3):35-6, 41-3, Feb 2005.