Vivek Bhalla, MD, FASN

Vivek Bhalla, MD, FASN

Nephrologist

4.9 out of 5
90 Patient Ratings
28 Patient Comments

Kidney Clinic (Nephrology)

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Kidney Clinic (Nephrology) at Boswell Building

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
More Clinic Information » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

  • Board Certification, American Society of Hypertension, Clinical Hypertension (2015)
  • Board Certification: Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2001)
  • Fellowship: UCSF-Graduate Medical Education (2005) CA
  • Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (2001) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego (1998) CA
  • Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, Nephrology (2005)
  • Residency, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Internal Medicine (2001)
  • M.D., Univ of California San Diego, Medicine (1998)
  • B.S., Univ of California Berkeley, Electrical Engineering (1994)

Honors & Awards

  • Carl W. Gottschalk Research Grant, American Society of Nephrology (2010-2012)
  • Faculty Mentor Award, Stanford Biodesign Program (2012)
  • Fellow, American Society of Nephrology (2003)
  • Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Award (K08), NIH/NIDDK (2005-2010)
  • Shaul G. Massry Young Investigator's Award, National Kidney Foundation (2008)
  • Teaching Awardee, Halie T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF (2007)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Renal Physiology, Pre-Clinical Curriculum (2012 - Present)
  • Director, Stanford Hypertension Center (2015 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Bhalla, you are a gift to your patients. Thank you for becoming a physician.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

All information was explained in detail - Great doctor & staff -

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Bhalla is an exceptional physician. He takes the time to explain things at the right level of detail. he seems to deeply care about his patient and comes prepared to each appointment.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Bhalla is a excellent doctor ras well as being very kind and caring toward his patients.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

This was my 3RD visit with Dr. Bhalia. He solved the problem I have been trying to solve for 18 months!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Bhalla is an exceptional physician: Very knowledgeable, thorough and clear explanations, excellent "bedside" manner.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Bhalla is an excellent communicator and very caring!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Wonderful doctor and nurses, I felt very comfortable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Very patient and clear information easy to understand and to follow, ample time answering my questions, very compassionate with patient's welfare in mind, I'm very confident in my care provider.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Bhalla is great. He is super smart, super personable, doesn't talk down to you, and uses words the normal person can understand. It is the office staff that is kind of a disaster.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Bhalla has given me the best care ever!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Good care provider.

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4.9 out of 5
90 Patient Ratings
28 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Bhalla, you are a gift to your patients. Thank you for becoming a physician.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

All information was explained in detail - Great doctor & staff -

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Bhalla is an exceptional physician. He takes the time to explain things at the right level of detail. he seems to deeply care about his patient and comes prepared to each appointment.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Bhalla is a excellent doctor ras well as being very kind and caring toward his patients.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

This was my 3RD visit with Dr. Bhalia. He solved the problem I have been trying to solve for 18 months!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Bhalla is an exceptional physician: Very knowledgeable, thorough and clear explanations, excellent "bedside" manner.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Bhalla is an excellent communicator and very caring!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Wonderful doctor and nurses, I felt very comfortable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Very patient and clear information easy to understand and to follow, ample time answering my questions, very compassionate with patient's welfare in mind, I'm very confident in my care provider.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Bhalla is great. He is super smart, super personable, doesn't talk down to you, and uses words the normal person can understand. It is the office staff that is kind of a disaster.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Bhalla has given me the best care ever!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Good care provider.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Bhalla & entire staff were excellent & communicated at a level I could understand and were caring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Bhalla is a great dr. He really knows his stuff!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Bhalla is an exceptional doctor. He is extremely intelligent but very down to earth in dealing with you.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Bhalla is an excellent communicator. Clear explanations.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Fantastic physician. Great, in-depth explanation and follow up by messaging in "My Health."

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I think Dr. Bhalla is an excellent dr.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

We were very impressed by Dr. Bhalla's knowledge of records sent to him by other doctors & hospital and him in general.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Bhalla - Excellent! Pertinent answers to questions, understandable explanations, excellent review of previous medical records, excellent "bed-side" manner. High recommend him as a physician/specialist.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

2 blood tests were ordered. One on day of visit 1 5 days later. When I showed up for 2nd test, orders had been canceled requiring an hour of my time to get a critical test re-written. Not the first time I have had this happen.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Very good experience, overall.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I am extremely pleased with Dr. Bhalla.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Bhalla is always very prepared when I arrive. He has already gone over test results, etc. He is a great doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Bhalla - Excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Very caring and professional doctor.