Dr. Connie Rhee is a board-certified UCI Health nephrologist who specializes in treating kidney diseases. She is committed to individualized patient care. Her clinical interests include diabetes-related kidney disease, endocrine disorders in kidney disease and thyroid dysfunction in chronic kidney disease.
Rhee earned her medical degree at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland and a combined research and clinical fellowship in nephrology at Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General hospitals in Boston. She also completed a master's of science in epidemiology at Harvard University's School of Public Health
Rhee's research interests include the study of endocrine derangements in chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease patients. She also studies racial disparities and nutrition in in chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, as well as dialysis outcomes. She has received grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Kidney Foundation and the American Thyroid association, and has published more than 120 manuscripts.