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Mina Patel-Chamberlin, MD

Dr. Patel-Chamberlin first became interested in nephrology in medical school. She was very fascinated by the complexities of kidney physiology. It has many functions from regulation of fluid and electrolytes, blood pressure, bone health (by activating vitamin D), stimulating blood cell production to list a few. She also learned early on during her training that nephrology is one of the few specialties where you have an opportunity to build a long-term relationship with patients and their family members. From the day of the first encounter to the time when dialysis is initiated, a nephrologist is there every step of the way helping patients navigate through the arduous process of dialysis planning.

Unlike end-stage liver disease or end-stage heart disease, where transplant is the only definitive treatment, patients with end-stage kidney disease can live on dialysis till they can be safely transplanted.

Nephrology is one of the few subspecialties that integrate knowledge from many areas of medicine to provide holistic care to patients.

Dr. Patel-Chamberlin’s most common procedure is temporary dialysis catheter insertion.

Dr. Patel-Chamberlin loves the great outdoors. Hiking is one of her favorite activities. She also enjoys cooking, particularly plant-based food. Her passion is to educate as many people as she can about the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet for overall health.

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology


  • Research Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Clinical Fellowship at University of Cincinnati Medical Center


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Medical School

The Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL


  • Alpha Omega Alpha – Honor Society Inductee
  • Glasgow Memorial Citation for Women Graduating in the top 10%

Additional areas of clinical expertise, training, subspecialty certifications, or interests

Plant-based Nutrition certified

Patient Reviews

Dr Patel-Chamberlain is a very competent and caring physician. She takes detailed notes and keeps up with everything needed for her patients' care. She is absolutely the best Doctor I have ever had.

Everything from parking, location and reception is great. Dr. Chamberlin always has the best and caring assistants. Not to mention, Dr. Patel-Chamberlin is the best nephrologist I've ever been to. Not only is she the most personable, she is a great Dr.

Great. Dr. Patel-Chamberlain is very good. She takes the time to explain what is going on. I never feel like she is not there, that she is not rushing on to her next patient. It's hard to find doctors as good as she is.

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