Advanced Dialysis Care – Ultimate Comfort

Thornton Kidney Center


OUR MISSION: It is our mission at Thornton Kidney Center to create a caring, and trusting environment for our patient by listening to and addressing our patients’ needs and concerns. We are dedicated to meet these individual patient needs through hard work and commitment, by sharing our experience and education, and by demonstrating the importance of quality care for our patients. Thornton Kidney Center strives to support and assist patients to achieve a quality of life they desire and to stay as healthy and successful as they can through the dialysis experience.

Matthew L. Esson, M.D.

Dr. Esson

Matthew L. Esson

Joined Practice: July 2000

Board Certification: Nephrology


College: Williams College Williamstown, Massachusetts
BA History, Magna cum laude

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Internship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

Nephrology Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

Academic Appointments

Associate Clinical Professor
Clinical Faculty
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2001-present

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa, Academic Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha, Academic Medical Honor Society

Manager: Dan Willoughby, RN

Dan Willoughby

Dan Willoughby


Home town: Englewood CO

Certifications and education: Graduated Front Range Community College ADN, 12/2011

Personal motto: Integrity, Honesty, morals, commitment, Respect


Thornton Kidney Center

8451 Pearl Street
Thornton, CO 80229
Phone: 303.227.9981
Fax: 303.227.9982

If you have any questions about admissions or ARA Colorado please feel free to contact us.
ARA Information Line:Local is 303-422-2337 and the toll free number is 855-982-7226.