Matthew L. Esson, MD

President of Western Nephrology

Dr. Esson
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About: I was born in Missouri, but have been happy to call Colorado home since moving here in 1980. I am the Medical Director of Western Nephrology’s home dialysis program as well as the Medical Director of the Thornton Kidney Center. In addition to my responsibilities with Western Nephrology I am on the clinical faculty at the University of Colorado and enjoy teaching the next generation of nephrologists. Having served on the boards of the National Kidney Foundation as well as St. Anthony North Hospital, I am committed to serving our community. Most importantly, my wife and two sons are great sources of support, happiness, and inspiration. We spend our free time fishing, hunting, hiking, and exploring Colorado’s mountains every season of the year.

Philosophy: Understanding your patient’s needs begins with being a good listener. I try to take the time to understand not only their medical history, but also how their illness affects their lives. Building upon this understanding I hope to provide education and a treatment plan that is tailored to help them achieve their goals.

Joined Practice: 2000

Primary Office: Westminster

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Nephrology

  • College: Williams College Williamstown, Massachusetts
    BA History, Magna cum laude
  • Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Denver, Colorado
  • Internship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Denver, Colorado
  • Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Denver, Colorado
  • Nephrology Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Denver, Colorado
  • Associate Clinical Professor
    Clinical Faculty
    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2001-present
  • St. Anthony North Medical Staff President, 2014-2015
  • 5280’s Top Doctors 2012
  • 5280’s Top Doctors 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honor Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Academic Medical Honor Society