Vanderbilt has one of the top 10 kidney disease programs in the country and offers world-class care for patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). AKI is a sudden episode of kidney failure or kidney damage that happens within a few hours or days. We offer personalized, compassionate care while also researching new ways to treat and cure AKI.
U.S. News & World Report ranks our nephrology team among the best in the country. We have been involved in more clinical trials that relate to the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease in patients with diabetes than any other academic medical center in the country.
We treat an average of 30 patients in the hospital with AKI every day. Some have other organs that have failed; some have toxic overdoses; some are pregnant; many have other complex challenges. Because we treat so many people with this condition, our team has deep experience, which means you get the best possible care.
Our team includes specialized dialysis nurses. We also work with doctors in other specialties, including cardiology, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, hepatology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, the intensive care team, the surgical intensive care unit, the medical intensive care unit, the burn intensive care unit, the neurological critical care unit and hospitalists. You get comprehensive care from the experts you need.
The cause and symptoms of AKI are different for each patient. We tailor diagnostic tests and treatment to your unique circumstances.
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
A second opinion can help you make the best decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to provide you with an informed opinion.
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including: