Maria (Lourdes) Gonzalez Suarez, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Nephrologist

Maria Lourdes Gonzalez Suarez, M.D., Ph.D., FASN is a Nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Gonzalez specializes in treating acute kidney failure and kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, kidney disorders of pregnancy, hypertensive disorders, dialysis, kidney stones, and electrolyte abnormalities. She is certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Gonzalez's expertise is focused in hypertensive disorders, kidney disorders of pregnancy, and acute and chronic kidney disease.

In addition to clinical activities, Dr. Gonzalez also participates in education and research. She publishes in high- impact scientific journals.

  1. Chronic kidney disease
  2. Chronic kidney disease mineral and bone disorder
  3. Diabetic nephropathy
  4. End-stage renal disease
  5. Glomerular disease
  6. Glomerulonephritis
  7. Hypertensive disorder of pregnancy
  8. Hypertensive nephropathy
  9. Hyponatremia
  10. Kidney failure
  11. Kidney injury
  12. Kidney stone
  1. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
  2. Continuous renal replacement therapy
  3. Dialysis
  4. Hemodialysis
  5. Peritoneal dialysis
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney disorders of pregnancy
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney stones
  • Electrolyte abnormalities
  1. 2017
    FellowNephrology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2014
    Residency - Internal MedicineJackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami
  3. 2009
    Doctor of Science - ImmunologyUniversidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
  4. 2004
    MDUniversidad de Monterrey

Certifications

  1. 2017
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2015
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2005
    Academic Excellence Award; Federation of State BoardsUniversidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
  2. 2004
    Cum LaudeUniversidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
  3. 2001
    Medical Student of the YearUniversidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
  4. 2000
    Medical Student of the YearUniversidad de Monterrey (UDEM)

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  2. 2018 - 2020
    MemberJackson Heart Study, CKD Work Group
  3. 2018 - 2020
    Associate Program DirectorAssociate Program Director, Nephrology
  4. 2017 - 2020
    Program Evaluation CommitteeEducation Committee, UMMC Division of Nephrology
  5. 2017 - 2020
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, UMMC
  6. 2016
    MemberResearch Committee
  7. 2015
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  8. 2015 - 2017
    MemberQuality Improvement Project, Mayo Clinic
  9. 2014 - 2017
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  10. 2014 - present
    MemberNational Kidney Foundation
  11. 2014 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Nephrology
  12. 2014 - present
    MemberWomen in Nephrology
  13. 2013 - present
    Member, FASNAmerican Society of Nephrology
  14. 2011 - 2017
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  15. 2007 - 2017
    MemberAmerican Medical Association

Publications