Burl R. Don is a leading authority on renal medicine and has written numerous articles and book chapters in the field. His clinical interests include acute renal failure therapy, enigmatic fluid and electrolyte disorders.
His research focuses malnutrition in patients with kidney failure, iron metabolism in dialysis patients, and leptin metabolism. He is active in the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California.
Director of Clinical Nephrology
Professor of Medicine
4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
A.B., UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, 1974
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1984-87
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2007
American Society of Nephrology
International Society of Nephrology
National Kidney Foundation
Select Recent Publications:
Don, BR and GA Kaysen. Proteinuria and the Nephrotic Syndrome in Renal and Electrolyte Disorders, 7th edition, ed. Schrier RW. Lippincott-Raven, 2010.
Don, BR and J Lo. Endocrine Hypertension in Basic and Clinical Endocrinology, 8th edition, ed. Gardner DG and Shoback D. Lange/McGraw Hill, New York, 2007.
Don, BR, R Rodriguez and MH Humphreys. Acute Renal Failure Associated with Pigmenturia or Crystal Deposits in, Diseases of the Kidney, 8th edition ed. Schrier, RW and Gottschalk, CW Little, Brown, and Co., Boston, 2007
Yeun, JY and BR Don. Medical Management of the Surgical Patient, 4th edition, ed. Lubin, MF and Spell, N. Cambridge University Press, 2006
Rodriguez Rand BR Don. Signs, Symptoms and Laboratory Abnormalities in Renal Disease in Hospital Medicine, 2nd edition ed. Wachter, RM, Goldman L and Hollander H. Williams and Wilkins, 2005
Don BR and Chin A. A strategy for the treatment of calcific uremic arteriolopathy -calciphylaxis- employing a combination of therapies. Clinical Nephrology59:463-470, 2003
Don BR, Rosales L, Levin N, Kaysen GA. Leptin is a negative acute phase protein in hemodialysis patients. Kidney Int 59:1114-1120, 2001
Don BR. The effect of trimethoprim on potassium and uric acide metabolism in normal human subjects. Clin nephrol 55:45-52, 2001