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Lorien Dalrymple, M.D., M.P.H. View profile as PDF

Lorien  Dalrymple

Clinical Interests

My research primarily focuses on understanding the complications of chronic kidney disease, with a research emphasis on infection, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease in adults with chronic kidney disease.

The goals of my research are to enhance our understanding of risk factors for and outcomes of complications related to chronic kidney disease so that effective approaches to prevention and intervention can be developed.


Associate Professor


Internal Medicine, Nephrology





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

Additional Phone:

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3761
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 2000
M.P.H., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, 2006
B.S., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1996


University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2001


University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2003


University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2005

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2006

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
American Society of Nephrology
National Kidney Foundation
Society for Epidemiologic Research

Select Honors and Awards:

ACRT SCTS Meeting Scholar Poster Presentation Award, 2010

Graduation with Distinction in Pshychology, 1996

Magna Cum Laude, Duke University, 1996

Robert C. Byrd Schlarship, 1993

Memorial Scholarship, 1993

Best Brightest, Colorado Springs Gazette, 1992

Valedictorian, Rampart High School, 1992

Colorado College Four-Year Scholarship not accepted, 1992

Select Recent Publications:

Anand S, Chertow GM, Johansen KL, Grimes B, Kurella TM, Dalrymple LS, Kaysen GA. Association of Self-Reported Physical Activity with Laboratory Markers of Nutrition and Inflammation: the Comprehensive Dialysis Study. Journal of Renal Nutrition Epub January 15, 2011

Anand S, Kaysen GA, Chertow GM, Johansen KL, Grimes B, Dalrymple LS, Kurella TM. Vitamin D Deficiency, Self-reported Physical activity and Health-related Quality of Life: the Comprehensive Dialysis Study. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Epub March 23, 2011

Dalrymple LS, Mohammed SM, Mu Y, Johansen KL, Chertow GM, Grimes B, Kaysen GA, Nguyen DV. Risk of Cardiovascular Events after Infection-Related Hospitalizations in Older Patients on Dialysis. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Epub May 2011

Johansen KL, Chertow Gm, Kutner NG, Dalrymple LS, Grimes B, Kaysen GA. "Self-Reported Physical Activity in Ambulatory Patients New to Dialysis: the USRDS Comprehensive Dialysis Study. Kidney International 2010:Sept 1

Dalrymple LS, Johansen KL, Chertow GM, cheng S, Grimes B, Gold EB, Kaysent GA. Infection-Related Hospitalizations in Older Patents with End-Stage Renal Disease. American Journal of Kidney Disease 2010:56(3):522-30.

Dalrymple LS, Katz R, Kestenbaum B, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ, Stehman-Breen C, Seliger S, Siscovick D, Newman AB, Fried L. Chronic Kidney Disease and the Risk of End-Stage Renal Disease versus Death. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2010: Sept 19.

Robinson-Cohen C, Katz R, Mozaffarian D, Dalrymple LS, deBoer I, Sarnak M, Siscovick D, Kestenbaum B. Physical Activity and Rapid Decline in Kidney Function among Older Adults. Archives of Internal Medicine 2009;169(22):2116-2123

Dalrymple LS, Go A. In-Depth Review: The Epidemiology of Acute Infections among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2008:3(5): 1487.

Dalrymple LS, Kaysen GA. In-Depth Review: The Effect of Lipoproteins on the Development and Progression of Renal Disease. The American Journal of Nephrology 2008:28(5):723.

Dalrymple LS, Koepsell T, Sampson JN, Louie Tl, Dominitz JA, Young B, Kestenbaum B. Hepatitis C Virus Infection and the Prevalence of Renal Insufficiency. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2007:2(4):715.

Bryson Cl, Dalrymple LS. Invited Commentary on Albumin to Creatinine Ratio in 2 Random Urine Samples was an Accurate Screening Test for Albuminuria in Diabetic Pregnancies. Evidence-Based Medicine 2006; 11(5): 154.

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