Mark M. Boiskin, MD, FACP, a Nephrologist with Balboa Nephrology Medical Group

Get to know Nephrologist Dr. Mark M. Boiskin, who serves patients throughout the State of California.

Dr. Boiskin is a practicing nephrologist who joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1999. He practices in the La Jolla, Poway, and Encinitas areas, specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

The doctor is affiliated with several hospitals in the local area, including Sharp Memorial Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. 

In collaboration with Frenova Renal Research, he brings an international perspective to his work in nephrology and kidney research. His ability to speak Afrikaans and English offers an additional dynamic to the F1RST Up® team. What’s more, his dedication to advancing renal research aids his practice and F1RST Up with well-prepared source documentation, secure record retention, and successful enrollment.

A native of South Africa, Dr. Boiskin attended medical school at the University of Stellenbosch Medical School, where he obtained his medical degree. After completing his residency in internal medicine at the University of Alberta in Canada, he completed his fellowship in nephrology at the University of California, San Diego.

Following his education, the doctor became board-certified in both internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

In order to stay up to date in his field, he remains a member of the San Diego County Medical Society and the American Society of Nephrology. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. 

Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys. It is the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy. Nephrologists have advanced training in treating kidney disease. They diagnose and treat kidney failure, as well as help patients by prescribing medications, offering special diet advice, and coordinating dialysis care when the time comes. 

Named a “Top Doctor in San Diego (Nephrology)” by the San Diego County Medical Society and San Diego Magazine (2013), Dr. Boiskin is the recipient of the Academic Achievement Award (1980) and the Resident’s Research Award (1992 and 1993). He is active in educational outreach, having given presentations to patients on the latest treatments in nephrology and co-authoring a study on the nephrotoxicity of ACE-inhibitors.

Spending time with his wife, daughter, and son are the most important things to Dr. Boiskin. He enjoys helping his wife with her animal sanctuary, scuba diving with his daughter, and exercising with his son. He is also involved with nature conservation and when he has time, he enjoys reading a good book.

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