Patient Care

The UT Southwestern Medical Center Nephrology Division offers comprehensive care for patients with the entire spectrum of kidney disease. Specialty care for common and uncommon causes of kidney disease, including genetic diseases, is delivered by full-time faculty members with broad expertise in nephrology. 

The most up-to-date therapies are utilized by the faculty in the facilities at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Inpatient and outpatient consultation services for chronic kidney disease patients, as well as maintenance renal replacement therapy by dialysis or transplantation, is coordinated by our Nephrology Division offices. 

The full range of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for patients with kidney disease is present on our campus among the clinics and hospitals in the UT Southwestern Medical Center complex.

The following faculty are currently accepting new patients. To refer patients, please call 214-648-3442.

Elizabeth Kuo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Wynnewood Dialysis Center, DaVita 

Henry Quinones, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, PHHS Renal Clinic 

Nilum Rajora, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Dallas East, DaVita 
Medical Director, Acute Dialysis St. Paul 

Kamalanathan Sambandam, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program 

Ramesh Saxena, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Irving Hemodialysis, DaVita
Medical Director, Irving PD, DaVita

Shani Shastri, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine 

Robert D. Toto, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Clinical Sciences
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Medical Director, Kidney/Liver/Pancreas, UHSP

Peter Van Buren, M.D.
Instructor of Internal Medicine 

Miguel A. Vazquez, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Nephrology, UTSW
Chief, Nephrology, PHHS

Transplant Nephrology Specialists

The following faculty specialize in transplant nephrology. To refer patients, please call the Parkland Hospital Transplant Clinic at 214-590-5656.

Christopher Y. Lu, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, PHHS Transplantation Program

Nilum Rajora, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Dallas East, DaVita
Medical Director, Acute Dialysis St. Paul

Rebecca Rojas, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Miguel A. Vazquez, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Nephrology, UTSW
Chief, Nephrology, PHHS