Claudia van Dijk, MD


About:Dr. van Dijk received her medical degree from the University of Leiden, School of Medicine in the Netherlands before moving to the United States of America in 1998. She completed residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, then continued in a research fellowship focusing on the development of salt-sensitive hypertension at the University of California in San Francisco. She joined the faculty and supervised the pre-End Stage Renal Disease clinic at San Francisco General Hospital before relocating to the Denver area to join Western Nephrology in 2006. She is the current Medical Director of the Kidney Center of Bear Creek and practices out of the Arvada and Lakewood offices. Dr. van Dijk is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and holds memberships to several medical societies. When not working she spends her time with her busy family. She loves to hike, bike, and ski in beautiful Colorado.

Joined Practice: July 2006

Primary Office: Arvada

Board Certification: Nephrology, Internal Medicine

College:  Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands
1991-1996

Medical School: Leiden University, School of Medicine
Leiden, Netherlands
1996-1999

Internship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado
1999-2000

Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado
2000-2002

Nephrology Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado
2002-2004

Nephrology Fellowship (Research): University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California 2004-2005

Adjunct Instructor
University of California, San Francisco, 2005-2006
Western American Federation of Medical Research, Renal Scholarship Award, 2/05;
Western American Federation of Medical Research, Novartis Cardiovascular/Renal Scholarship Award, 2/04