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Hereditary Kidney Disease

If you have a hereditary kidney disease, the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease offers personalized, innovative treatment. We work with geneticists and lab scientists and have the benefit of the most recent research. Although these diseases are rare, we care for many people with these conditions, giving us deep expertise.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to hereditary kidney diseases, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Anna M. Burgner

Anna M. BurgnerMD

    Amyloidosis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology
William H. Fissell

William H. FissellIV, MD, BS

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Nephrology
Edward R. Gould

Edward R. GouldMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Stones, Nephrology, Proteinuria
Julia B. Lewis

Julia B. LewisMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Nephrology

Why Choose Hereditary Kidney Disease at Vanderbilt

  • chemistry, flask, Advanced research
    Leading research

    Our history with kidney disease dates to Dr. Ernest William Goodpasture our chief of pathology from 1924 to 1955. Goodpasture syndrome was named for him. Vanderbilt researchers identified key biochemical interactions in the kidney’s tissues. Today, the work between doctors and lab scientists continues to offer new ways to diagnose and treat hereditary kidney disease.

  • rocket, missile, Highly skilled team
    Highly skilled doctors

    You get better treatment for a rare disease from doctors who see more of these cases than others would. We treat many people with genetic kidney conditions, so we bring deep expertise to your care.

  • medical record, Second opinions, cross, pen
    Second opinions

    A second opinion can help you make the best health decisions. We review your medical history, diagnostic tests, any previous treatments and your personal preferences to give you an informed opinion.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Genetic testing
  • Medications
  • Therapies for specific hereditary kidney diseases


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