Glomerular diseases affect small filters in your kidneys called glomeruli. Damage to these can affect your kidneys’ ability to filter toxins out of your body and may cause protein to leak into your urine.

In our glomerular disease clinic, we collaborate closely with other specialists such as rheumatology and maternal-fetal-medicine to deliver prompt, exceptional care to our patients. As a patient, you may benefit from various resources such as genetic testing, innovative therapies, participation in clinical trials, and the convenience of on-site kidney biopsy. Our onsite dedicated nephropathologist can provide a comprehensive biopsy report.

Why Choose Us for Glomerular Diseases Care

  • All the experts you need: Your care team includes the kidney specialists (nephrologists) you need for the best results possible. We work closely with our rheumatology clinic to provide comprehensive care.
  • Complete care: As part of an academic medical center, our clinic combines the latest research with a full range of services. We offer genetic testing, the latest treatment options, and clinical trials that may offer you a chance to receive potential new treatments early.
  • Personalized care: When it comes to managing a rare disease, it’s especially important to tailor your treatment plan so it’s as effective as possible.  We strive to address each of your unique concerns and help you meet your personal goals.
  • Plasma exchange: If your treatment requires plasma exchange, our hospital conveniently offers you plasmapheresis.
  • Outpatient infusion center: Our onsite infusion center provides you with the therapies you need.
  • Onsite kidney pathologist and interventional radiology services: If needed, you may have your kidney biopsy at our outpatient interventional radiology unit. Our onsite kidney pathologist provides a report within 24–48 hours.
"Dr. Norouzi changed my life. She saw something in me and was willing to treat me and give me an opportunity for a better life. I am forever grateful for that. Treatment for FSGS is not easy, but you have to go through the process and trust your doctor's advice — do your best and pray for the best outcome."

Conditions We Treat

Services We Provide

  • Genetic testing
  • Individualized treatment plans
  • Close follow-up for glomerulonephritis
  • Renal (kidney) biopsy performed onsite
  • Specialized diagnostics from onsite pathologists for specialized diagnosis
  • Second opinion consultations
  • Clinical trials enrollment for potential new treatments

What to Expect

During your first visit, our team will evaluate your concerns and conditions to identify possible diagnoses. This may include blood and urine tests, kidney biopsy, and genetic testing.

Once your diagnosis is confirmed, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to go over your treatment options. If your kidneys have inflammation and scarring (glomerulonephritis), we’ll schedule follow-ups to make sure you receive the ongoing care you need.


You will need a referral, which may come from your primary care provider, rheumatologist, or nephrologist. You may also get a referral from your doctor for a second opinion.

Take the Next Step

If you have a condition affecting your kidney function, talk to your provider about specialized care at our clinic. If you would like a second opinion for your care, ask your doctor for a referral.

Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Sayna Norouzi

Dr. Sayna Norouzi is a nephrologist at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She received her internal medicine degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri and went on to complete her nephrology fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Norouzi is passionate about providing early intervention and novel therapies to patients diagnosed with glomerular diseases. She uses multicenter clinical trials and studies to advance patient care and knowledge in the area of glomerulopathies.

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