Richard Lafayette

Acute renal failure specialist, Glomerulonephiritis specialist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Amyloid Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-6186
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Lupus Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Kidney Clinic (Nephrology)

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
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Professional Education

Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center (1988) NY

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1992) CA

Board Certification: Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1990)

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1988)

Internship: Long Island Jewish Medical Center (1986) NY

Medical Education: New York Medical College (1985) NY

Administrative Appointments

Director, Stanford Glomerular DIsease Center (2010 - Present)

Clinical Chief, Nephrology, Stanford University (1999 - 2012)

Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine - Medicine (2002 - 2007)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Maternal proteinuria in twin compared with singleton pregnancies.
Osmundson, S. S., Lafayette, R. A., Bowen, R. A., Roque, V. C., Garabedian, M. J., & Aziz, N. (2014). Maternal proteinuria in twin compared with singleton pregnancies. Obstetrics and gynecology, 124(2), 332-337.

Anemia Management Trends in Hospital-Based Dialysis Centers (HBDCs), 2010 to 2013
Coritsidis, G. N., Maglinte, G. A., Acharya, A., Saxena, A., Chang, C.-L., & Lafayette, R. A. (2014). Anemia Management Trends in Hospital-Based Dialysis Centers (HBDCs), 2010 to 2013. CLINICAL THERAPEUTICS, 36(3), 408-418.

Renal function in normal and disordered pregnancy
Hussein, W., & Lafayette, R. A. (2014). Renal function in normal and disordered pregnancy. CURRENT OPINION IN NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION, 23(1), 46-53.

Incidence and Relevance of Proteinuria in Bevacizumab-Treated Patients: Pooled Analysis from Randomized Controlled Trials
Lafayette, R. A., McCall, B., Li, N., Chu, L., Werner, P., & Glassock, R. (2014). Incidence and Relevance of Proteinuria in Bevacizumab-Treated Patients: Pooled Analysis from Randomized Controlled Trials. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, 40(1), 75-83.

Immunoglobulin A nephropathy: insights and progress.
Lafayette, R. A. (2014). Immunoglobulin A nephropathy: insights and progress. Translational research , 163(1), 3-7.

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement in patients with cardiac amyloidosis
Varr, B. C., Zarafshar, S., Coakley, T., Liedtke, M., Lafayette, R. A., & Witteles, R. M. (2014). Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement in patients with cardiac amyloidosis. HEART RHYTHM, 11(1), 158-162.

Treatment of Idiopathic FSGS with Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Gel
Hogan, J., Bomback, A. S., Mehta, K., Canetta, P. A., Rao, M. K., & Lafayette, R. A. (2013). Treatment of Idiopathic FSGS with Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Gel. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 8(12), 2072-2081.

High-potency statins and acute kidney injury-associated hospitalizations.
Lenihan, C. R., & Lafayette, R. A. (2013). High-potency statins and acute kidney injury-associated hospitalizations. American journal of kidney diseases , 62(5), 877-879.

Lenalidomide, melphalan and dexamethasone in a population of patients with immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis with high rates of advanced cardiac involvement
Dinner, S., Witteles, W., Afghahi, A., Witteles, R., Arai, S., & Liedtke, M. (2013). Lenalidomide, melphalan and dexamethasone in a population of patients with immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis with high rates of advanced cardiac involvement. HAEMATOLOGICA, 98(10), 1593-1599.

Red blood cell transfusion use in patients with chronic kidney disease
Gill, K. S., Muntner, P., Lafayette, R. A., Petersen, J., Fink, J. C., & Bradbury, B. D. (2013). Red blood cell transfusion use in patients with chronic kidney disease. NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, 28(6), 1504-1515.

Renal Physiology of Pregnancy
Cheung, K. L., & Lafayette, R. A. (2013). Renal Physiology of Pregnancy. ADVANCES IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, 20(3), 209-214.

The prognostic value of diagnosing concurrent multiple myeloma in immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis
Dinner, S., Witteles, W., Witteles, R., Lam, A., Arai, S., & Liedtke, M. (2013). The prognostic value of diagnosing concurrent multiple myeloma in immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY, 161(3), 367-372.

More Than a Frog in the Throat A Case Series and Review of Localized Laryngeal Amyloidosis
Stevenson, R., Witteles, R., Damrose, E., Arai, S., Lafayette, R. A., & Liedtke, M. (2012). More Than a Frog in the Throat A Case Series and Review of Localized Laryngeal Amyloidosis. ARCHIVES OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD & NECK SURGERY, 138(5), 509-511.

Heart transplantation and cardiac amyloidosis: Approach to screening and novel management strategies
Varr, B. C., Liedtke, M., Arai, S., Lafayette, R. A., Schrier, S. L., & Witteles, R. M. (2012). Heart transplantation and cardiac amyloidosis: Approach to screening and novel management strategies. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION, 31(3), 325-331.

Profiling of Autoantibodies in IgA Nephropathy, an Integrative Antibiomics Approach
Sigdel, T. K., Woo, S. H., Dai, H., Khatri, P., Li, L., & Lafayette, R. A. (2011). Profiling of Autoantibodies in IgA Nephropathy, an Integrative Antibiomics Approach. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 6(12), 2775-2784.

Serum relaxin levels and kidney function in late pregnancy with or without preeclampsia
Lafayette, R. A., Hladunewich, M. A., Derby, G., Blouch, K., Druzin, M. L., & Myers, B. D. (2011). Serum relaxin levels and kidney function in late pregnancy with or without preeclampsia. CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, 75(3), 226-232.

Hemoglobinuria and Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Hemodialysis Following Intravenous Immunoglobulin Infusion
Welles, C. C., Tambra, S., & Lafayette, R. A. (2010). Hemoglobinuria and Acute Kidney Injury Requiring Hemodialysis Following Intravenous Immunoglobulin Infusion. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 55(1), 148-151.

Protocol adherence and the ability to achieve target haemoglobin levels in haemodialysis patients
Chan, K., Moran, J., Hlatky, M., & Lafayette, R. (2009). Protocol adherence and the ability to achieve target haemoglobin levels in haemodialysis patients. NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, 24(6), 1956-1962.

Imatinib in the Treatment of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
Chandran, S., Petersen, J., Jacobs, C., Forentino, D., Doeden, K., & Lafayette, R. A. (2009). Imatinib in the Treatment of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 53(1), 129-132.

Facility factors dominate the ability to achieve target haemoglobin levels in haemodialysis patients
Chan, K. E., Lafayette, R. A., Whittemore, A. S., Hlatky, M. A., & Moran, J. (2008). Facility factors dominate the ability to achieve target haemoglobin levels in haemodialysis patients. NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, 23(9), 2948-2956.

Course of preeclamptic glomerular injury after delivery
Hladunewich, M. A., Myers, B. D., Derby, G. C., Blouch, K. L., Druzin, M. L., & Lafayette, R. A. (2008). Course of preeclamptic glomerular injury after delivery. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY, 294(3), F614-F620.

Prediction of early progression in recently diagnosed IgA nephropathy
Lemley, K. V., Lafayette, R. A., Derby, G., Blouch, K. L., Anderson, L., & Myers, B. D. (2008). Prediction of early progression in recently diagnosed IgA nephropathy. NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, 23(1), 213-222.

Pathophysiology of the clinical manifestations of preeclampsia
Hladunewich, M., Karumanchi, S. A., & Lafayette, R. (2007). Pathophysiology of the clinical manifestations of preeclampsia. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 2(3), 543-549.

Effect of L-arginine therapy on the glomerular injury of preeclampsia: a randomized controlled trial.
Hladunewich, M. A., Derby, G. C., Lafayette, R. A., Blouch, K. L., Druzin, M. L., & Myers, B. D. (2006). Effect of L-arginine therapy on the glomerular injury of preeclampsia: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and gynecology, 107(4), 886-895.

Associations of serologic markers of infection and inflammation with vascular disease events and mortality in American dialysis patients.
Lentine, K. L., Parsonnet, J., Taylor, I., Wrone, E. M., & Lafayette, R. A. (2006). Associations of serologic markers of infection and inflammation with vascular disease events and mortality in American dialysis patients. Clinical and experimental nephrology, 10(1), 55-62.

Renal tubular injury associated with anagrelide
Rodwell, G. Ej., Troxell, M. L., & Lafayette, R. A. (2005). Renal tubular injury associated with anagrelide. NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, 20(5), 988-990.

The kidney in preeclampsia
Lafayette, R. (2005). The kidney in preeclampsia. KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, 67(3), 1194-1203.

Examining chronic kidney disease management in a single center
Lafayette, R. A., & Lai, G. (2004). Examining chronic kidney disease management in a single center. CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, 62(4), 260-266.

The dynamics of glomerular filtration in the puerperium
Hladunewich, M. A., Lafayette, R. A., Derby, G. C., Blouch, K. L., Bialek, J. W., & Myers, B. D. (2004). The dynamics of glomerular filtration in the puerperium. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY, 286(3), F496-F503.

Podocytopenia and disease severity in IgA nephropathy
Lemley, K. V., Lafayette, R. A., Safai, M., Derby, G., Blouch, K., & Myers, B. D. (2002). Podocytopenia and disease severity in IgA nephropathy. KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, 61(4), 1475-1485.

How does knocking out angiotensin II activity reduce renal injury in mice? Discussion
Lafayette, R. A. (2000). How does knocking out angiotensin II activity reduce renal injury in mice? Discussion. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 35(1), 166-169.

The dynamics of glomerular filtration after caesarean section
Lafayette, R. A., Malik, T., Druzin, M., Derby, G., & Myers, B. D. (1999). The dynamics of glomerular filtration after caesarean section. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 10(7), 1561-1565.

Nature of glomerular dysfunction in pre-eclampsia
Lafayette, R. A., Druzin, M., Sibley, R., Derby, G., Malik, T., & Myers, B. D. (1998). Nature of glomerular dysfunction in pre-eclampsia. KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, 54(4), 1240-1249.

Predictors of mortality and the provision of dialysis in patients with acute tubular necrosis
Chertow, G. M., Lazarus, J. M., Paganini, E. P., Allgren, R. L., Lafayette, R. A., & Sayegh, M. H. (1998). Predictors of mortality and the provision of dialysis in patients with acute tubular necrosis. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 9(4), 692-698.

Renal artery stenosis in kidney transplants
Fervenza, F. C., Lafayette, R. A., Alfrey, E. J., & Petersen, J. (1998). Renal artery stenosis in kidney transplants. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 31(1), 142-148.

Pretransplant renal dysfunction predicts poorer outcome in liver transplantation
Lafayette, R. A., Pare, G., Schmid, C. H., King, A. J., Rohrer, R. J., & Nasraway, S. A. (1997). Pretransplant renal dysfunction predicts poorer outcome in liver transplantation. CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY, 48(3), 159-164.

Anaritide in acute tubular necrosis
Allgren, R. L., Marbury, T. C., Rahman, S. N., Weisberg, L. S., Fenves, A. Z., & Sayegh, M. H. (1997). Anaritide in acute tubular necrosis. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 336(12), 828-834.

Profound hypophosphatemia and isolated hyperphosphaturia in two cases of multiple myeloma
Dash, T., Parker, M. G., & Lafayette, R. A. (1997). Profound hypophosphatemia and isolated hyperphosphaturia in two cases of multiple myeloma. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 29(3), 445-448.

Acute renal failure due to postinfectious glomerulonephritis during pregnancy
Fervenza, F., Green, A., & Lafayette, R. A. (1997). Acute renal failure due to postinfectious glomerulonephritis during pregnancy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 29(2), 273-276.

PREVENTING DISEASE PROGRESSION IN CHRONIC-RENAL-FAILURE
Lafayette, R. A. (1995). PREVENTING DISEASE PROGRESSION IN CHRONIC-RENAL-FAILURE. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN, 52(6), 1783-1791.

INCREASED SERUM CREATININE IN THE ABSENCE OF RENAL-FAILURE IN PROFOUND HYPOTHYROIDISM
Lafayette, R. A., Costa, M. E., & King, A. J. (1994). INCREASED SERUM CREATININE IN THE ABSENCE OF RENAL-FAILURE IN PROFOUND HYPOTHYROIDISM. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 96(3), 298-299.

THE EFFECTS OF BLOOD-PRESSURE REDUCTION ON CYCLOSPORINE NEPHROTOXICITY IN THE RAT
Lafayette, R. A., Mayer, G., & Meyer, T. W. (1993). THE EFFECTS OF BLOOD-PRESSURE REDUCTION ON CYCLOSPORINE NEPHROTOXICITY IN THE RAT. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 3(12), 1892-1899.

EFFECTS OF ANGIOTENSIN-II RECEPTOR BLOCKADE ON REMNANT GLOMERULAR PERMSELECTIVITY
Mayer, G., Lafayette, R. A., Oliver, J., Deen, W. M., Myers, B. D., & Meyer, T. W. (1993). EFFECTS OF ANGIOTENSIN-II RECEPTOR BLOCKADE ON REMNANT GLOMERULAR PERMSELECTIVITY. KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, 43(2), 346-353.

ANGIOTENSIN-II RECEPTOR BLOCKADE LIMITS GLOMERULAR INJURY IN RATS WITH REDUCED RENAL MASS
Lafayette, R. A., Mayer, G., Park, S. K., & Meyer, T. W. (1992). ANGIOTENSIN-II RECEPTOR BLOCKADE LIMITS GLOMERULAR INJURY IN RATS WITH REDUCED RENAL MASS. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL INVESTIGATION, 90(3), 766-771.