Onur Cil, MD, PhD

Pediatric nephrologist

Dr. Onur Cil is a pediatric nephrologist who cares for children with any form of kidney disease. He has a special interest in kidney stones, nephrotic syndrome and genetic diseases of the kidney.

Cil's laboratory research focuses on discovering potential new drugs to address kidney diseases in children, with the ultimate goal of advancing them to clinical trials and establishing better and safer treatments. Some of his discoveries have been related to diseases for which there are no existing treatments.

Cil earned his medical and doctoral degrees from Hacettepe University in Turkey, where he also completed a residency in pediatrics. He then joined UCSF as a scientist and completed a fellowship in pediatric nephrology.

Cil is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and American Heart Association.


Renal Center
1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-2423

Conditions & Treatments

  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Diabetes
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • IgA Nephropathy
  • Incontinence
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome

More about Onur Cil


Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine 2009
Hacettepe University, PhD 2010


Hacettepe University, Pediatrics 2015


UCSF, Pediatric Nephrology 2019