Dr. Dianne McKay, MD
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Internal Medicine | Female

UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest 200 W Arbor Dr San Diego, CA 92103 Get Directions
(858) 657-7000

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Dianne B. McKay, MD, is a board-certified nephrologist who specializes in kidney transplantation. She is the medical director of the kidney transplant program at UC San Diego Health. Her expertise includes pre and post kidney transplant care, pregnancy in transplant recipients, and the care of young adults who are transitioning from pediatric to adult transplant programs. As a professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. McKay instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is a national expert in transplant immunology and maintains an active National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded laboratory that studies ways to prevent kidney graft loss before and after transplantation. Dr. McKay has co-authored over 70 scientific papers, has written numerous book chapters and published a book on kidney transplantation that is widely used by doctors caring for transplant recipients. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. McKay was an associate professor at The Scripps Research Institute, where her NIH-funded laboratory investigated innate immune mechanisms of renal ischemia. Dr. McKay completed a fellowship in nephrology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, in Boston. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York. Dr. McKay earned her medical degree from Chicago Medical School. She is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Active on numerous professional societies, Dr. McKay is a member of the American Society of Transplantation and serves on the executive board. She is also a member of the American Society of Nephrology and serves on its transplant advisory group committee. Outside of work, Dr. McKay enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

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Dianne B. McKay, MD, is a board-certified nephrologist who specializes in kidney transplantation. She is the medical director of the kidney transplant program at UC San Diego Health. Her expertise includes pre and post kidney transplant care, pregnancy in transplant recipients, and the care of young adults who are transitioning from pediatric to adult transplant programs. 

As a professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. McKay instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is a national expert in transplant immunology and maintains an active National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded laboratory that studies ways to prevent kidney graft loss before and after transplantation.

Dr. McKay has co-authored over 70 scientific papers, has written numerous book chapters and published a book on kidney transplantation that is widely used by doctors caring for transplant recipients.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. McKay was an associate professor at The Scripps Research Institute, where her NIH-funded laboratory investigated innate immune mechanisms of renal ischemia.

Dr. McKay completed a fellowship in nephrology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, in Boston. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York. Dr. McKay earned her medical degree from Chicago Medical School. She is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Active on numerous professional societies, Dr. McKay is a member of the American Society of Transplantation and serves on the executive board. She is also a member of the American Society of Nephrology and serves on its transplant advisory group committee.

Outside of work, Dr. McKay enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

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  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Internal Medicine

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