Anthony A. Portale


Director, Pediatric Dialysis Program
Pediatric nephrologist

Dr. Anthony A. Portale is a specialist in pediatric kidney disorders. His expertise encompasses genetic diseases of the kidneys and renal tubular system, disorders of bone and mineral metabolism, and acute kidney failure.

Portale's research, which has funding from the National Institutes of Health, focuses on genetic and acquired disorders of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D metabolism and bone diseases in children. He has contributed more than 80 publications to the medical and scientific literature on these topics.

Portale earned his medical degree at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York system. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, MD, 1974

  • Residencies

    John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, 1977

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Nephrology, 1981

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Clinics I work with


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Kidney Transplant Program

Kidney Transplant Program

San Francisco / Fresno / Modesto / Monterey / Santa Rosa

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Kidney Clinic

Kidney Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Modesto / Pleasanton / Salinas / San Ramon / S...


Pediatric Dialysis Unit

Pediatric Dialysis Unit

1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

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