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Burl R. Don, M.D. View profile as PDF

Burl R. Don

Clinical Interests

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.


Chief, Division of Nephrology
Director of Clinical Nephrology
Professor of Medicine


Internal Medicine, Nephrology





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

Additional Phone:

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


M.D., University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1980
A.B., UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, 1974


Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, 1980-81


Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, 1981-84


American Society of Nephrology
University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1984-87

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1983
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2007

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
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

To see if Burl R. Don is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

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