Dr. Paul R. Brakeman MD Pediatric Nephrologist

Dr. Paul Brakeman is a pediatric nephrologist in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with UCSF Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Brakeman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 5 doctors at UCSF Medical Center who specialize in Pediatric Nephrology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Nephrologist: General Pediatric Nephrology, Congenital Urologic and Renal Disorders, Pediatric Chronic Renal Failure and Dialysis, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

UCSF Medical Center
Ranked #15 in Pediatrics: Nephrology

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Pediatrics, 1997 - 2001

University of California at San Francisco
Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, 2001 - 2004

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 14 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 9 years in Pediatric Nephrology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Top Doctor, US News & World Report

Publications & Presentations

Acute Changes in Blood Pressure in Patients With Neuroblastoma Treated With (131) I-Metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG).
Wong, T.,Matthay, K. K.,John Boscardin, W.,Hawkins, R. A.,Brakeman, P. R.,Dubois, S. G.

De novo lumen formation and elongation in the developing nephron: a central role for afadin in apical polarity.
Yang, Z.,Zimmerman, S.,Brakeman, P. R.,Beaudoin, G. M.,Reichardt, L. F.,Marciano, D. K.

Nectin proteins are expressed at early stages of nephrogenesis and play a role in renal epithelial cell morphogenesis.
Brakeman, P.R., Liu, K.D., Shimizu, K., Takai, Y., Mostov, K.E.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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