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 UT Southwestern Medical Center facilities. Inpatient and outpatient consultation services for chronic kidney disease patients, as well as maintenance renal replacement therapy by dialysis or transplantation, are 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 214-645-1919.

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

Henry Quinones, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Parkland Health & Hospital System Dialysis Unit

Nilum Rajora, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Dallas East, DaVita 
Medical Director, Acute Dialysis, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

Kamalanathan Sambandam, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program 
Medical Director, Parkland Health & Hospital System Renal Clinic

Ramesh Saxena, M.D., Ph.D.
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, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

Peter Van Buren, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Miguel A. Vazquez, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Nephrology, UT Southwestern
Chief, Nephrology, Parkland Health & Hospital System

Transplant Nephrology Specialists

The following faculty specialize in transplant nephrology. To refer patients, please call the University Hospital Kidney & Liver Transplant Clinic at 214-645-1919.

Christopher Y. Lu, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Parkland Health & Hospital System Transplantation Program

Nilum Rajora, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Dallas East, DaVita
Medical Director, Acute Dialysis, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

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

Bekir Tanriover, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Miguel A. Vazquez, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Clinical Nephrology, UT Southwestern
Chief, Nephrology, Parkland Health & Hospital System