Julie M. Yabu

Kidney transplant nephrologist

Desensitization program specialist

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-9891
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Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-9891
Learn More About the Clinic Getting Here Make An Appointment

Professional Education

Board Re-certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology (2013)

Masters Candidate, UC Berkeley - UC San Francisco, Translational Medicine (2014)

Board Certification: Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2003)

Board Re-certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2008)

Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center (2005) CA

Fellowship: University of Washington (2004) WA

Board Certification, Nephrology, ABIM (2003)

Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1998) CA

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1998)

Medical Education: Baylor College of Medicine (1995) TX

B.A., UC Berkeley, Physiology, High Honors

Honors & Awards

Career Development Award (K23), NIH/NIAID (2012)

Nominee, Excellence in Small Group Teaching, UCSF School of Medicine (2007, 2008)

Nominee, Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF School of Medicine (2008)

Fellowship, American Society of Nephrology (2008)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics 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.

Sensitization from transfusion in patients awaiting primary kidney transplant.
Yabu, J. M., Anderson, M. W., Kim, D., Bradbury, B. D., Lou, C. D., & Tyan, D. B. (2013). Sensitization from transfusion in patients awaiting primary kidney transplant. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, 28(11), 2908-2918.

Desensitization Combined With Paired Exchange Leads to Successful Transplantation in Highly Sensitized Kidney Transplant Recipients: Strategy and Report of Five Cases
Yabu, J. M., Pando, M. J., Busque, S., & Melcher, M. L. (2013). Desensitization Combined With Paired Exchange Leads to Successful Transplantation in Highly Sensitized Kidney Transplant Recipients: Strategy and Report of Five Cases. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, 45(1), 82-87.

Posttransplantation Anemia: Mechanisms and Management
Yabu, J. M., & Winkelmayer, W. C. (2011). Posttransplantation Anemia: Mechanisms and Management. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 6(7), 1794-1801.

C1q-Fixing Human Leukocyte Antigen Antibodies Are Specific for Predicting Transplant Glomerulopathy and Late Graft Failure After Kidney Transplantation
Yabu, J. M., Higgins, J. P., Chen, G., Sequeira, F., Busque, S., & Tyan, D. B. (2011). C1q-Fixing Human Leukocyte Antigen Antibodies Are Specific for Predicting Transplant Glomerulopathy and Late Graft Failure After Kidney Transplantation. TRANSPLANTATION, 91(3), 342-347.

Cytomegalovirus in the transplanted kidney: a report of two cases and review of prophylaxis.
Anand S, Yabu JM, Melcher ML, Kambham N, Laszik Z, & Tan JC. (2011). Cytomegalovirus in the transplanted kidney: a report of two cases and review of prophylaxis. Nephrol Dialysis Transplant Plus, 3(4).

Lack of alpha 8-integrin aggravates podocyte injury in experimental diabetic nephropathy
Hartner, A., Cordasic, N., Menendez-Castro, C., Volkert, G., Yabu, J. M., & Hilgers, K. F. (2010). Lack of alpha 8-integrin aggravates podocyte injury in experimental diabetic nephropathy. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY, 299(5), F1151-F1157.

Kidney Transplantation: The Ideal Immunosuppression Regimen
Yabu, J. M., & Vincenti, F. (2009). Kidney Transplantation: The Ideal Immunosuppression Regimen. ADVANCES IN CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, 16(4), 226-233.

The effect of costimulatory and interleukin 2 receptor blockade on regulatory T cells in renal transplantation
Bluestone, J. A., Liu, W., Yabu, J. M., Laszik, Z. G., Putnam, A., & Vincenti, F. (2008). The effect of costimulatory and interleukin 2 receptor blockade on regulatory T cells in renal transplantation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 8(10), 2086-2096.

Renal Transplantation
Pham PT, Yabu JM, Pham PC, & Wilkinson A. (2008). Renal Transplantation. Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Nephrology and Hypertension.

Rituximab failed to improve nephrotic syndrome in renal transplant patients with recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
Yabu, J. M., Ho, B., Scandling, J. D., & Vincenti, F. (2008). Rituximab failed to improve nephrotic syndrome in renal transplant patients with recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 8(1), 222-227.

Novel immunosuppression: Small molecules and biologics
Yabu, J. M., & Vincenti, F. (2007). Novel immunosuppression: Small molecules and biologics. SEMINARS IN NEPHROLOGY, 27(4), 479-486.

Genomic organization and sequence variation of the human integrin subunit alpha 8 gene (ITGA8)
Ekwa-Ekoka, C., DIAZ, G. A., Carlson, C., Hasegawa, T., Samudrala, R., & Schnapp, L. M. (2004). Genomic organization and sequence variation of the human integrin subunit alpha 8 gene (ITGA8). MATRIX BIOLOGY, 23(7), 487-496.

Experimental glomerulopathy alters renal cortical cholesterol, SR-B1, ABCA1, and HMG CoA reductase expression
Johnson, A. Cm., Yabu, J. M., Hanson, S., Shah, V. O., & Zager, R. A. (2003). Experimental glomerulopathy alters renal cortical cholesterol, SR-B1, ABCA1, and HMG CoA reductase expression. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, 162(1), 283-291.

DOWN-REGULATION OF VASOACTIVE-INTESTINAL-PEPTIDE RECEPTORS BY PROTEIN-KINASE-C IN FETAL HUMAN NONPIGMENTED CILIARY EPITHELIAL-CELLS
Crook, R. B., & Yabu, J. M. (1994). DOWN-REGULATION OF VASOACTIVE-INTESTINAL-PEPTIDE RECEPTORS BY PROTEIN-KINASE-C IN FETAL HUMAN NONPIGMENTED CILIARY EPITHELIAL-CELLS. EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH, 59(1), 31-39.

A Lesson from the Heart
Yabu JM. (1993). A Lesson from the Heart. American Dragons.

CALCITONIN GENE-RELATED PEPTIDE STIMULATES INTRACELLULAR CAMP VIA A PROTEIN KINASE-C-CONTROLLED MECHANISM IN HUMAN OCULAR CILIARY EPITHELIAL-CELLS
Crook, R. B., & Yabu, J. M. (1992). CALCITONIN GENE-RELATED PEPTIDE STIMULATES INTRACELLULAR CAMP VIA A PROTEIN KINASE-C-CONTROLLED MECHANISM IN HUMAN OCULAR CILIARY EPITHELIAL-CELLS. BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 188(2), 662-670.

STIMULATION OF INOSITOL PHOSPHATE FORMATION IN CULTURED HUMAN RETINAL-PIGMENT EPITHELIUM
Crook, R. B., Song, M. K., Tong, L. P., Yabu, J. M., Polansky, J. R., & Lui, G. M. (1992). STIMULATION OF INOSITOL PHOSPHATE FORMATION IN CULTURED HUMAN RETINAL-PIGMENT EPITHELIUM. BRAIN RESEARCH, 583(1-2), 23-30.