David Law

Profession: M.D., Kidney Specialist (Nephrologist)
Born: China
Position: Nephrology Specialist, Oakland Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group

David Law is a truly trans-Pacific doctor. The China native received his education from Oakland public schools and UC Berkeley. He crossed the Pacific again for his basic medical education from Taiwan, then back across to St. Louis before returning to Oakland to work at Kaiser Permanente. In the process he learned to speak fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and Taiwanese. As a kidney specialist he focuses on patients undergoing dialysis due to kidney failure.

Law takes pride in devoting spare time to helping the local Chinese community. He led the hepatitis B screening project in Oakland between 2001 and 2004, and is President of the Chinese American Physicians Society.

Law spent 10 years of his childhood in Hong Kong before moving to Oakland with his parents at the age of twelve. He attended Bret Harte Junior High and Oakland High School. He majored in physiology at nearby UC Berkeley. He attended med school at China Medical College School of Medicine in the city of Taichung in southern Taiwan. Law completed his internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO, then returned to Taiwan for his residency at the Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei. In 1986 he returned to Missouri for a fellowship course in kidney disease at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is board certified in both nephrology and internal medicine.

Law and his wife have one son.