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Onur Cil


Pediatric nephrologist
Drug discoverer, husband and father

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.

  • Education

    Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 2009

    Hacettepe University, PhD, 2010

  • Residencies

    Hacettepe University, Pediatrics, 2015

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pediatric Nephrology, 2019

I love both aspects of my job: I feel satisfied by the innovation I bring out from the lab and privileged by helping kids heal and thrive.

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