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Enjoy a better life and brighter future through kidney disease treatment and research in San Antonio and South Texas

Dr Pierce Jessica


I am originally from Massachusetts but moved to Texas for graduate school, completing an advanced degree in biochemistry and then doing a fellowship in human genetics. During my scientific training, I became intrigued with medicine and returned to school for a medical doctorate and then trained in internal medicine and nephrology. I joined Renal Associates in 2007 and since 2012, I have also spent part of my clinical time working as a transplant nephrologist for the University Transplant Institute. I feel my scientific training prepared me well for the intellectual aspects of nephrology but my greatest satisfaction has come from developing long term relationships with patients and their families. Medicine has become increasing complex but I enjoy the challenge of helping patients learn about their health and make the best choices.


MD UT Health Long School of Medicine, 2001
PhD Biochemistry UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1994
BS University of Massachusetts, 1988

Postgraduate Training

Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, UT Health/San Antonio, TX, 2001-2004
Fellowship, Nephrology, UT Health/San Antonio, TX 2004-2006

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine- Nephrology

Professional Organizations, Societies

Bexar County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
American Society of Nephrology

Awards and Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, 1987
Alumni Scholar, University of Massachusetts, 1987

Clinic Locations

Medical Center

4458 Medical Drive, Suite 205
San Antonio, Texas 78229