Connie Rhee

Connie M. Rhee, MD


Nephrology, Internal Medicine

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Medical Services
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology [Internal Medicine]
  • English
Medical School
Northwestern Univ. Medical School
Oregon Health and Science UniversityInternal Medicine
Brigham and Women's HospitalNephrology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
Awards and Recognition
  • 2017 Fellow — National Kidney Foundation
  • Athalie Clarke Research Associates Dean's 2017 Junior Physician-Scientist Award — University of California Irvine
  • Rising Stars of Southern California, 2017 — Los Angeles Magazine
  • Junior Investigator of the Year award, 2016 — Institute of Clinical and Translational Science, University of California, Irvine
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2020
More Information

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.


UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza
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Irvine, CA 92697
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UCI Health Nephrology Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 1, Bldg. 30
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7720
Fax: 855-209-8413