Kambiz Kalantari

Kambiz Kalantari, MD

Primary Location:
Kidney Center Clinic

5th Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903



ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine, 1999; Nephrology, 2002
Research Interests:

Contrast enhanced ultrasound, acute kidney injury; hemodialysis vascular access, epidemiologic studies; clinical trials

Clinical Practice:
Kidney Stones, Kidney Failure, In-center Hemodialysis, Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Care


Associate Professor

Kambiz Kalantari, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology. He is a dedicated educator and enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellow physicians. He has been recognized with several teaching awards, including the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the medical director of the dialysis unit at University Hospital (inpatient dialysis) and has served as director of the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program since 2012. Dr. Kalantari’s areas of clinical interest include diseases of glomeruli (glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome), and potassium, sodium and acid-base disorders. On the inpatient side, he has focused his clinical work on management of kidney diseases and dialysis in the intensive care units.  He is experienced in ultrasound imaging of the kidney and the performance of ultrasound assisted kidney biopsies. He also conducts research in ultrasound.   

Dr. Kalantari was born in Tehran, Iran, and earned his medical degree from Shiraz University. After medical school, he worked for five years as a primary care physician and public health official in rural southeast Iran. This experience offered him an opportunity to work with a significantly underserved patient population and appreciate how integral healthcare is to patient wellbeing.  In 1996, he moved to Maryland to complete a residency in internal medicine at Prince George's Hospital Center. He joined UVA Nephrology as a fellow, before joining the UVA faculty in 2002.

Dr. Kalantari lives with his wife and two children in the Charlottesville area. Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities, soccer, tennis and swimming. Dedicated Hoos fans, the Kalantari family enjoys watching UVA athletics in action. They move mountains to watch UVA men's basketball games in real time.





  • 2012-2020 Best Doctors in America® List
  • 2018 Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2017-2018 Mulholland Award for Teaching Excellence, SOM Class of 2019 and 2020
  • 2016 Anne Brody/SOM Scholarship
  • 2014-2015 Mulholland Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2014 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2012 Member of Academy of Distinguished Educators, UVA School of Medicine


Shiraz University, 1990
Internal Medicine, Prince George's Hospital Center
Nephrology, University of Virginia