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About Amber Paratore Sanchez, MD

Amber Sanchez, MD, is a board-certified nephrologist and medical director of the therapeutic apheresis program at UC San Diego Health.

She treats people for a variety of kidney-related conditions in both the clinic and the inpatient setting. She enjoys the practice of nephrology as the kidneys are important in the regulation of many key functions of the body, including blood pressure, anemia, vitamin D regulation and electrolyte control. Her approach to care emphasizes personalized treatment plans for each patient, and dedicating time during her visits to educate individuals about their particular diagnosis.

In addition to her nephrology practice, Dr. Sanchez performs apheresis, a medical procedure that involves passing a person's blood through a device that separates out a component of the blood from its other parts and returns the remainder of the blood into circulation. These procedures include plasmapheresis, which is used in a variety of neurologic, hematologic and kidney-related conditions, red blood cell exchange, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis, photopheresis, and white blood cell and platelet depletions

As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, she trains medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Sanchez completed her fellowship and residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned her medical degree from the University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

She has been named a top doctor in San Diego Magazine's "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society.

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For more information, see Nephrology and Apheresis.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2010-08-09

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Electrolyte
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dialysis
  • Fluid
  • Therapeutic Use of Plasmapheresis and Photopheresis
  • Acid-Base Disorders
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Apheresis
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Hypertension
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted