Aris Oates


  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Nephrologist


Dr. Aris Oates is a nephrologist who cares for children with conditions that affect renal (kidney) function, such as acute kidney injury and nephrotic syndrome (disorder characterized by the excretion of too much protein in the urine). He also treats complex renal disorders and conditions that affect the urinary tract, such a kidney stones and hydronephrosis (build up of urine causing kidney swelling). He manages blood pressure and also treats children with fluid and electrolyte disorders.

In research, Oates focuses on improving patient health through information technology. Specifically, he brings together initiatives on quality improvement and patient safety to advance electronic health records, communication systems and health system data.

Oates earned his medical degree at Rush Medical College. He completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at UCSF.

Education & Training

  • University of California, San Francisco , San Francisco

    Pediatric Nephrology

  • University of California, San Francisco , San Francisco


  • Rush Medical College , Chicago

    Medical School


  • Oates A, Ahuja S, Lee MM, Phelps AS, Mackenzie JD, Courtier JL. Pediatric renal transplant biopsy with ultrasound guidance: the 'core' essentials. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Nov; 47(12):1572-1579. PubMed

  • Oates A, Benedict KA, Sun K, Brakeman PR, Lim J, Kim C. Laser acupuncture reduces pain in pediatric kidney biopsies: a randomized controlled trial. Pain. 2017 01; 158(1):103-109. PubMed

  • Oates A, Brennan J, Slavotinek A, Alsadah A, Chow D, Lee MM. Challenges managing end-stage renal disease and kidney transplantation in a child with MTFMT mutation and moyamoya disease. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Nov; 20(7):1000-1003. PubMed

  • Lee JS, Padilla B, DuBois SG, Oates A, Boscardin J, Goldsby RE. Second malignant neoplasms among children, adolescents and young adults with Wilms tumor. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Jul; 62(7):1259-64. PubMed

  • Oates A, Nubani R, Smiley J, Kistler L, Hughey S, Theiss P, Perez-Tamayo RA, Eiferman D, Lonchyna V, Higgins RS. Myocardial protection of insulin and potassium in a porcine ischemia-reperfusion model. Surgery. 2009 Jul; 146(1):23-30. PubMed