Thornton Kidney Center

Thornton Kidney Center is easily accessible from I-25 on Pearl Street, just north of 84th Avenue in Thornton, CO. The clinic is in the same building as Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital.

Our patients come first in everything we do. That’s why we hire the most experienced and caring staff and put extra effort into making sure our clinic is safe, clean and comfortable. In fact, our clinic consistently meets or exceeds the national average for CMS Dialysis Facility Ratings.

We provide monthly patient education and state-of-the-art amenities that include heated or massage chairs, SiriusXM radio, DVD players, flat screen TVs with computer and Internet access and a comfortable waiting area.

Consider us first for your local dialysis care.

CMS Dialysis Facility Compare Ratings range from 1 Star to 5 Stars, with 3 Stars being the National Average. Anything above 3 Stars far exceeds the National average. Ratings quoted above are based on data collection period 1/1/2013 – 6/30/2017 and are updated annually in October. For updates and additional information, we encourage you to visit

For information and appointments call 303-227-9981

We offer extended hours to accommodate patient schedules, call for information.

Thornton Kidney Center

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

Matthew L. Esson, M.D. – Medical Director

Joined Practice: July 2000

Board Certification: Nephrology

Williams College Williamstown, Massachusetts
BA History, Magna cum laude

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

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

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

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

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