Sharon Adler

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Sharon Adley


Dr. Sharon Adler is internationally known for her experimental and clinical research in all aspects of diabetic kidney disease and glomerulonephritis. Her current work focuses on discerning why patients with even mild kidney disease suffer death and disability from heart disease. She recently discovered molecules in the urine that facilitate the identification of kidney disease early on; this discovery is expected to open up new avenues for the treatment of kidney disease.

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  • M.D., 1976, State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate, Medical Center College Of Medicine
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1983, Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Residency, 1980, Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Internship, 1977, Long Island Jewish Hospital


  • Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Associate Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Training Program
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Principal Investigator, LA BioMed


Regents Scholarship, 1968-72
Barnard College Dean’s List, 1970-72
Harbor-UCLA Collegium Research Award, 1984
Los Angeles Magazine

  • Best Doctors in L.A., Southern California Super Doctors 2008 – 2010
  • Best Doctors in America – Pacific Region, 1996 – 2011
  • Top Women Southern California Super Doctors, 2011


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