Dr. Gonzalo Matzumura Umemoto will be joining the faculty this summer and fall. Dr. Matzumura Umemoto received his MD from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. He then spent two years as Assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education at Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado before moving to Texas where he completed Internal Medicine training at McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He joined our division as a nephrology fellow in 2019. Gonzalo will serve as Director of our Renal Biopsy Program in addition to pursuing clinical research in the ESRD population. He was our top ranked applicant during recruitment, and we were incredibly pleased that he matched to our program for training in nephrology. To this day, the nephrology training program director at UT Houston jokes that I stole “her favorite resident ever.”
Before setting foot on our campus, expectations were high for Gonzalo – and he did not disappoint. Gonzalo did an amazing job as a nephrology fellow. With a great attitude, an eagerness to learn, and a natural gift of putting patients at ease, he easily met and surpassed the milestones and requirements established for our fellows. He has an impressive fund of knowledge and scored the highest of any of our fellows on the In-Training Examination conducted by the American Society of Nephrology. On clinical service, Gonzalo was consistently reliable and a joy to work with. Notes were always done on time with all the necessary detail. Patients were always called back with results. Plans were always conveyed to primary services. And during the COVID pandemic, Gonzalo stood out among his colleagues as a leader, taking the initiative to make sure co-fellows were well and serving as a liaison with the training program team.