A practicing nephrologist for more than 40 years, Dr. Diogo Belo is an experienced researcher with a diverse patient population in and around San Diego. His command of English, Spanish and Portuguese helps facilitate communications with patients involved in research studies.

Board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Belo is the Principal Investigator for the California Institute of Renal Research, with seven locations servicing the greater San Diego area. He is also affiliated with Paradise Valley Hospital, Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Sharp Coronado Hospital & Healthcare Center and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

A 1975 graduate of Universidad Federal De Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Dr. Belo completed his internship and residency at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn., and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, John Dempsey Hospital.