About Dr Ruth Pepper

Consultant Nephrologist

Digestive Health

Sub-specialties: Renal Medicine, Nephrology, Kidney Disease, Vasculitis, Lupus, Nephrotic Syndrome , Young Adult Nephrology.

Dr Ruth Pepper is a Consultant Nephrologist with a subspecialty interest in autoimmune disease.


Bookings: bookings.digestivehealth@onewelbeck.com

Tel: 02036532009

Dr Ruth Pepper is a Consultant Nephrologist with a subspecialty interest in autoimmune disease.

Areas of Expertise

Dr Pepper's area of expertise include:

  • Autoimmune kidney disease
  • SLE
  • Vasculitis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • CKD

About Dr Ruth Pepper

Dr Ruth Pepper has been a Consultant Nephrologist at Royal Free Hospital and UCLH since 2015. She has a PhD in glomerulonephritis (UCL) and completed her training in Nephrology as a UCL clinical lecturer. Dr Pepper has an interest in autoimmune kidney disease and has expertise in lupus, vasculitis and nephrotic syndrome and runs the transition/young adult renal clinic at the Royal Free Hospital. She is actively involved in clinical research and is the principal investigator of several trials and has widely published in autoimmune kidney disease.

Additional Information


  • UK Kidney Association
  • European Renal Association

Clinical Posts:

Research Highlights

  • Ruth J Pepper , Richard S Trompeter. The causes and consequences of paediatric kidney disease on adult nephrology care. Pediatr Nephrol 2021 Aug 13.
  • Pepper RJ, McAdoo SP, Moran SM, Kelly D, Scott J, Hamour S, Burns A, Griffith M, Galliford J, Levy JB, Cairns TD, Gopaluni S, Jones RB, Jayne D, Little MA, Pusey CD2,3, Salama AD1. A novel glucocorticoid-free maintenance regimen for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Feb 1;58(2):260-268
  • RJ Pepper, JB Draibe, B Caplin,FC Fervenza, GS Hoffman, CGM Kallenberg, CA Langford, PA Monach, P Seo, R Spiera, EW St Clair, NK Tchao, J Stone, U Specks, PA Merkel, AD Salama for RAVE-ITN Research Group. The association of serum calprotectin (S100A8/S100A9) levels with disease relapses in PR3-ANCA-associated vasculitis. Arthritis and Rheumatology 2017. 69(1):185-193
  • Pepper RJ, Wang HH, Rajakaruna GK, Papakrivopoulou E, Vogl T, Pusey CD, Cook HT, Salama AD.S100A8/A9 (Calprotectin) Is Critical for Development of Glomerulonephritis and Promotes Inflammatory Leukocyte-Renal Cell Interactions. Am J Pathol. 2015 May;185(5):1264-74