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Kelly A. Birdwell BA, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Medical Chief of VA Kidney Transplant, Nashville VA

Areas of Expertise

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Nephrology



  • English


  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1997
  • Doctor of Medicine - Emory University, 2001
  • Residency - University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2004
  • Master of Science in Clinical Investigation - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2009
  • Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2009

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004

Patient Comments

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Doctor Birdwell and her staff takes time with patient and looks at patients file very thorough
April 30, 2024
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The Dr answered all of my questions and gave me options and the side effects/benefits of what we discussed. I am always satisfied with the amount of time that I receive at my visits. I would recommend this practice to others.
April 24, 2024
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I like her very much and am confident in her abilities as a nephrologist.
April 23, 2024
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April 22, 2024
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Dr. Kelly Birdwell has always been very supportive of me in my care. She is knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate.
April 21, 2024
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It was an overall good experience with a lot of helpful information
April 14, 2024
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Good experience
April 7, 2024
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Dr. Birdwell is always fantastic. She's friendly, conscientious, concerned and knowledgeable.
March 6, 2024
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I'm very pleased with Dr. Birdwell
February 13, 2024
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