Lindsey Rae Goetz, M.D.



Interventional Nephrology


Internal Medicine


  • Assistant Clinical Professor


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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 0101
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2737
Clinic Phone: 916-734-7825 (Vascular Access Unit)
Clinic Fax: 916-734-7688 (Vascular Access Unit)
Clinic Fax: 916-734-2292
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Goetz strives to provide high-quality, comprehensive, and patient-centric care for adults with kidney problems and hypertension, aligning the latest evidence-based medical science with her patients' unique values and health goals.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Goetz is a general nephrologist offering care to adult inpatients and outpatients with various acute and chronic kidney problems including long-term kidney replacement therapies (e.g. hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis), kidney transplants, electrolyte imbalances, and hypertension. She is also a certified interventional nephrologist at the UC Davis Vascular Access Unit where she completes a variety of procedures including insertion of dialysis and apheresis catheters and interventions to diagnose and treat dysfunctional dialysis accesses including hemodialysis fistulas, grafts, and catheters and peritoneal dialysis catheters.




M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora CO 2010

B.A., Creighton University, Omaha NE 2006


Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill NC 2010-2013


Interventional Nephrology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2018

Nephrology (Clinical), University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora CO 2013-2015

Nephrology (Basic Science Research), University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora CO 2015-2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine,

American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology,

Hemodialysis Access Procedures, American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology - Interventional Nephrology,

Professional Memberships

American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

American Society of Nephrology

California Medical Association

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSMS)

Honors and Awards

Kidney Week Travel Award, American Society of Nephrology Program for Students and Residents, 2011

Scholastic Achievement Citation, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine Dean's Office, 2007, 2008

Select Recent Publications

Goetz L, Laskowski J, Renner B, Pickering MC, Kulik L, Klawitter J, Stites E, Christians U, van der Vlag J, Ravichandran K, Holers VM, Thurman JM. Complement factor H protects mice from ischemic acute kidney injury but is not critical for controlling complement activation by glomerular IgM. Eur J Immunol. 2018 May;48(5):791-802. doi:10.1002/eji.201747240. Epub 2018 Feb 22. PMID:29389016.

Goetz L,  Thurman JM. Immune-mediated mechanisms of proteinuria. In J. Blaine (Ed.). Proteinuria: Basic mechanisms, pathophysiology and clinical relevance. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. 2016:67-84.

Renner B, Tong HH, Laskowski J, Jonscher K, Goetz L, Woolaver R, Hannan J, Li YX, Hourcade D, Pickering MC, Holers VM, Thurman JM. Annexin A2 Enhances Complement Activation by Inhibiting Factor H. J Immunol. 2016 Feb 1;196(3):1355-65. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1500793. Epub 2016 Jan 4. PMID:26729803.

McGregor JG, Negrete-Lopez R, Poulton CJ, Kidd JM, Katsanos SL, Goetz L, Hu Y, Nachman PH, Falk RJ, Hogan SL. Adverse events and infectious burden, microbes and temporal outline from immunosuppressive therapy in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis with native renal function. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2015 Apr;30 Suppl 1(Suppl 1):i171-81. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfv045. PMID:25805747.