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 patient 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.
Medial Director of the Vascular Access Unit and the Interventional Nephrology training program
4150 V St., Suite 3500
Sacramento, CA 95817
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)
B.A., UCLA, Los Angeles CA 1976
Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1984-1986
Chief Resident Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1986-1987
American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, 2010
American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine
American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology
American Society of Nephrology
Renal Physicians Association
Select Honors and Awards:
Fellow of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology, 2016
Fellow of the American College of Physicians, 1998
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:
Wang J, Nguyen T, Chin A and Ross J. Treatment of Tunneled Catheter Malfunction: Revision versus Exchange. J of Vascular Access. epub 2016.
Ross J, DeatherageHand D. Evaluation of potassium levels before hemodialysis access procedures. Semin Dial. 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):90-3.
Vachharajani TJ, Moossavi S, Salman L, Wu S, Dwyer AC, Ross J, Dukkipati R, Maya ID, Yevzlin AS, Agarwal A, Abreo KD, Work J, Asif A. Dialysis vascular access management by interventional nephrology programs at University Medical Centers in the United States. Semin Dial. 2011 Sep-Oct;24(5):564-9.
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. 2005 Vol.1, No.2: p1-6.
Ross JL. “Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistulas: A Nineteenth Century View of a Twenty-first Century Problem” Journal of Vascular Access. 2005; 6:p 64-71.
Blessing WD Jr, Ross JM, Kennedy CI, Richardson WS. Laparoscopic-assisted peritoneal dialysis catheter placement, an improvement on the single trocar technique. Am Surg. 2005 Dec;71(12):1042-6.
Blessing WD, Ross J, Kennedy C, Richardson W. Laporoscopic Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement, An Improvement on the Single Trochar Technique. Abstract Presented at Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons Meeting. April 2005.
Ross J. A Case of an Adherent Tesio Catheter Requiring Cardio-Pulmonary Bypass Surgical Removal. Abstract Presented at First Scientific Meeting ASDIN. Feb 2005.