Connie M. Rhee, MD, MSc
University of California, Irvine, California

Dr. Connie Rhee, MD, MSc is a nephrologist, physician-scientist, and tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health in the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Rhee completed her medical school training at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and her residency and Chief Residency at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Rhee subsequently pursued her clinical nephrology fellowship and postdoctoral research training at the combined Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital nephrology fellowship program, and also completed her Master of Science in Epidemiology degree program at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Rhee currently serves as the University of California Irvine Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation’s Interim Chief, Director of Clinical and Translational Research, and Medical Director of Dialysis, as well as the Department of Medicine’s Vice-Chair of Clinical Research. Dr. Rhee also leads a robust research program centered on intersection of kidney disease, endocrinology, and nutrition/metabolism that has been supported by multiple National Institutes of Health, National Kidney Foundation, American Thyroid Association, and industry grants in which she has served as the Principal Investigator.