The Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has a long and notable history of the study, treatment, causes and potential therapies of kidney disease.  With leading researchers, clinicians, and instructors working in state-of-the-art facilities our contributions are significant and validated through the many publications, honors, and grant funding received as we help to advance cures for kidney disease through scientific discoveries, cutting-edge treatments, and renal transplants.

The mission of Nephrology is to; Inspire Interest in the Prevention of Disease, Promote Human Health, Cultivate Biomedical Discovery, Provide Compassionate Care, and Educate Tomorrow's Leaders.




  • Dialysis for Kidney Failure
         - Vanderbilt Dialysis Clinic
         - East Dialysis Clinic
  • Pathophysiology of Renal Injury
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Nephrolithiasis(kidney stones)
  • Hypertension
  • Renal Transplant

Vanderbilt Nephrology is ranked as one fo the top Nephrology divisions by US News and World Reports.   Our Division Chief, Ray Harris, MD, is an ASN Councilor and many of our faculty have been elected to advisory boards, steering committees, and leadership positions for NKF, ASN, and other medical associations.

Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, train physicians and researchers, lead in scientific research and discoveries in understanding and treating acute and chronic renal disease, and promote collaborations within the scientific domain.


To the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease

Over 20 million Americans have kidney disease, and the vast majority is not aware of their condition.  This fund supports world-renown physician investigators in the VCKD who are undertaking cutting edge basic and clinical and translational research aimed at treating and curing kidney disease.