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Department of Internal Medicine

Robert H. Weiss, M.D. View profile as PDF

Robert H. Weiss

Clinical Interests

Robert H. Weiss' clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of all renal diseases and electrolyte problems. His research interests concern the cyclins and cyclin inhibitors, cancer growth control (kidney and breast cancer), metabolomics and proteomics, and polycystic kidney disease.


Chief of Nephrology, Sacramento VA Medical Center


Internal Medicine, Nephrology


Internal Medicine



Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Nephrology Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3761
Phone: 916-734-0171

Additional Phone:

Phone: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine, California, 1984
B.A., UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, 1976
M.S., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1980


California-Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, 1984-1985


California-Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California, 1985-1987


University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1991

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 1996

Professional Memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American College of Physicians
American Society of Nephrology

Select Recent Publications:

Chen H, Li C, Huang j, Cung T, Seiss K, Beamon J, Carrington MF, Porter LC, Burke PS, Yang Y, Ryan BJ, Kiu R, Weiss RH, Preyra F, Cress WD, Brass AL, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Yu XG, Lichterfeld M. CD4 T cells from elite controllers resist HIV-1 infection by selective upregulation of p21 cip-1/waf-1. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2011 Apr 1;1214:1549-60.

Kim K, Taylor SL, Ganti S, Guo L, Osier M, Weiss RH. Urine metabolomic analysis identifies potential biomarkers and pathogenic pathways in kidney cancer, Omics., 2011 May;155:293-303.

Tayor SL, Ganti S, Bukanov NO, Chapman A, Fiehn O, Osier M, Kim K, Weiss RH. A metabolomics approach using juvenile cystic mice to identify urinary biomarkers and altered pathways in polycystic kidney disease. American Journal of Physiology: Renal Physiology. 2010 298:909-922, with Editorial Forum

Weiss, RH. Invited editorial (Weiss: Editor-in-Chief): Why another cancer journal? Cancers, 1(1):1-2, 2009

Perroud, B., Ishimaru, T., Borowsky, A.D., Weiss, RH. Grade-dependent proteomic characterization of kidney cancer, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, May; 8(5):971-85, 2009

Kim, K.M., Aronov, P.A, Zakharkin, S.O., Anderson, D., Perroud, B., Weiss, RH., Urine metabolomic analysis for kidney cancer detection and biomarker discovery, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, Mar; 8(3):558-70, 2009

Liu , J.-Y. Park, S.-H., Morisseau , C., Hwang, S. H., Hammock, B., Weiss, RH., Sorafenib Has she Inhibitory Activity Which Contributes to Its Effect Profile in vivo, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 2009 Aug; 8(8):2193-203, 2009

Park SH, Wang X, Liu R, Lam KS, Weiss RH. High throughput screening of a small molecule one-bead-one-compound combinatorial library to identify attenuators of p21 as chemotherapy sensitizers, Cancer Biology Therapy 2008 Dec 26;712.

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