Divisiong of Nephrology and Hypertension




Jose F. Rueda, M.D.

Jose F. Rueda, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Outpatient Nephrology Services
Director, Comprehensive Hypertension Center

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Jose F. Rueda, MD

Dr. Rueda joined the Nephrology Faculty in August 2004. His area of clinical expertise is End Stage Renal Disease and Dialysis. Dr. Rueda is the Medical Director for all outpatient activity and has a particular interest in dialysis and hypertensive pregnancies.

After receiving his medical degree in South America, Dr. Rueda completed his Internship, Residency, and Nephrology Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Rueda continued in St Louis at St Louis Connect Health Care Centers, Renal Consultants, and Christian Northeast Hospital/Missouri Baptist Hospital before moving to Oregon to join OHSU Nephrology.


M.D., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 1985-1991


Internal Medicine – Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, 1994-1997


Nephrology – Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, 1997-2000
Specialist in Clinical Hypertension – American Society of Hypertension, 2005

Board Certifications

Nephrology, renewed in 2011
Specialist in Clinical Hypertension – American Society of Hypertension, 2005

Representative Publications

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts:

  • Rueda J., Caldwell D. Brennan DC. Successful treatment of Hyperammonemia after lung transplantation (letter). Ann Intern. Med. 1998; 128:956-7.
  • Brennan DC, Storch GA, Singer GG, Lee L, Rueda J, Schnitzler MA: The prevalence of human herpes virus-7 in renal transplant recipients is unaffected by oral or intravenous ganciclovir. J Infect Dis 181:1557-1561,2000.
  • Schnitzler MA, Metheney TG, Rueda JF, Woodward RS, Lowell JA, Singer GG, Shenoy S, Howard TK, Storch GA, Brennan DC: A 3-year follow-up of preemptive vs. deferred treatment of cytomegalovirus disease in renal transplantation. Clin Drug invest 19(5):365-374,2000.
  • Agha I, Rueda J, Alvarez A, Singer G, Miller B, Flavin K, Lowell J, Shenoy S, Howard T, Ramachandran V, Irish W, Schnitzler M, Brennan DC: Short course induction immunosuppression with Thymoglobulin for renal transplant recipients. Transplantation. In Press 2001.


  • Rueda J, Lowell JA, Singer GG, Flavin K, Howard TK, Shenoy S, Ramachandran V, Miller B, Schnitzler MA, Brennan DC. A randomized, double-blinded comparison of Thymoglobulin vs. ATGAM for induction in adult renal transplant recipients: 2-year follow-up (Abstract). Submitted to the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 01/1999.
  • Liapis H, Storch G, Hill A, Rueda J, Singer G, Brennan DC: Tissue, blood CMV-PCR and renal pathology in allograft biopsies. XVII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Rome, Italy Abstract P0997, pp 380, 2000.
  • Alvarez A, Agha I, Lopez L, Thanphaichitr N, Rueda J, Lee L, Gaudreault M, Schnitzler M, Storch G, Brennan DC: The prevalence of HHV 6 in renal transplant recipients is not affected by oral or intravenous ganciclovir. J Am Soc Nephrol Abstract A4583, 12: 875A,2001.


  • Alvarez A, Rueda J, Brennan DC :BK virus interstitial nephritis in renal transplantation. In UpToDate version 10.1 CD Rom version. 2002