Oakland Office

Yvonne Chen, MD
Ole Dierks, MD
Guity Farahmand, MD
Hussain Gilani, MD

3300 Webster Street, Suite 804
Oakland, CA 94609
Phone (510) 451-0996
Fax (510) 451-0410
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Office hours:
Monday to Friday
9am – 5pm

Pay to park in our building with an entrance on Hawthorne Ave. Direct elevator access from the parking garage to the 3rd floor.

Providers

Oakland Office

Yvonne Chen, MD

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Special Interests in Nephrology: Critical Care Nephrology, Hypertension
Languages: Mandarin (fluent), Cantonese (fluent), Spanish (conversational)
Started Practice: 2000
Offices: Oakland, Oakland Chinatown

Dr. Chen was born in Taiwan and raised in the United States, coming to the U.S. during junior high school. She is interested in both acute and chronic kidney disease. She has a special interest in the use of dietary modification for prevention of kidney disease, especially related to diabetes and hypertension. Since coming to Oakland, she has worked hard with community outreach programs targeting Asian and Southeast Asian communities to bring awareness about both early detection and modification of kidney diseases.

Dr. Chen believes in providing the best medical care for all regardless of age, sex, or religion and treating everyone with professionalism and compassion.

Oakland Office

Ole Dierks, MD

Medical School: University of Hamburg, Germany
Residency: Internal Medicine; Benjamin Franklin Campus of the Charite’, Berlin Germany and Illinois Masonic Medical Center (University of Illinois Hospitals), Chicago, IL
Fellowship: Nephrology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Languages: German and Medical Spanish
Started Practice: 2006
Offices: Oakland

Originally from Germany, Dr. Dierks decided to continue his medical training in the United States after his remarkable experiences as a student here in the Bay Area.

In choosing the field of nephrology, being intrigued by its complexity and its overlap with other specialties, he enjoys the close collaboration and the great variety of clinical work.

Dr. Dierks practices with compassion, customizing care and treatment individually. He builds long term patient relationships based on trust. Emphasis on prevention is crucial, utilizing the newest treatment strategies to reduce the progression of kidney disease.

Being the chief of the section of nephrology at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, and the medical director of the Fresenius (Peralta) hemodialysis unit in Oakland, he offers the full spectrum of clinical nephrology. He also performs minimally invasive catheter procedures at the Dialysis Access Center in Oakland.

Dr. Dierks is a member of the advisory board for the Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients (www.baakp.org)

Living in Berkeley with his wife and 2 children, he enjoys swimming, skiing, tennis, and biking. Cheering his children’s soccer teams is his other passion.

 

Oakland Office

Guity Farahmand, MD

Medical School: State University of New York, Buffalo
Residency: University of California, Irvine
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Nephrology
Languages: Basic Spanish and Farsi
Offices: Oakland

Dr. Farahmand joined Chabot Nephrology after completing her nephrology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Her interest in nephrology began with research she conducted at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and flourished during residency at the University of California, Irvine. In her last year of residency, Dr. Farahmand served as chief resident and discovered a love for educating future physicians. She enjoys all aspects of general nephrology, but takes a keen interest in acute kidney injury and the role of hypertension in kidney disease. Born in Iran and raised in southern California, she is comfortable treating patients who speak Persian (Farsi) and basic Spanish. Interests include spending time in the outdoors with her husband and dog Beau.

Oakland Office

Hussain Gilani, MD

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston
Residency: Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Fellowship: Nephrology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Languages: English, Spanish, Urdu/ Hindi
Started Practice: 2013
Offices: Oakland

Dr. Gilani's first experience in health care was serving as a night shift nurse’s aide while attending the University of Texas as an undergraduate. Ever since that formative time, he has developed a profound appreciation for caring for people at their most sick and vulnerable. He chose a career in Nephrology because it afforded him the opportunity to work within the full spectrum of patient care in a variety of settings and patient populations. He enjoys the several avenues that Nephrology provides to be a patient advocate. He feels that honest communication and intense counseling combined with the best medicine provide superior patient outcomes.

His areas of interest include nutritional interventions prevent kidney disease and kidney stones, kidney disease in elderly populations, and home dialysis modalities including peritoneal dialysis. Dr. Gilani is dedicated to serving the international communities health needs and has spent time training in hospitals in Spain, Argentina, Pakistan, and Nicaragua. He has made several trips to post-earthquake Haiti with teams to provide medical relief efforts.