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Kidney Disease and Multi-Organ Failure

At Vanderbilt, our kidney experts offer compassionate care for people who have kidney disease resulting from the failure of other organs, such as the heart and liver. We also care for those who have kidney disease and cancer, or whose kidneys fail after transplants of other organs.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all conditions related to kidney disease, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Anna M. Burgner

Anna M. BurgnerMD

    Amyloidosis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology
Rachel B. Fissell

Rachel B. FissellMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Nephrology, Transplant
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
Alp Ikizler

Alp IkizlerMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Hematuria, Hypertension, Nephrology, Proteinuria
Julia B. Lewis

Julia B. LewisMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Nephrology

Kidney Disease and Multi-Organ Failure Care: Why Choose Vanderbilt?

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure you receive the best possible care.

  • social, Collaborative care, people, conference, Team, staff, partners
    Collaborative care

    We work with experts in heart, liver and lung failure and any other specialists necessary, depending on your condition. Together we can quickly adjust your treatment if you need different medication, for example, or if your condition changes.

  • medical research, flask, Innovative techniques
    Innovative research

    Our doctors not only apply the latest knowledge to your care, but also pioneer innovative treatments. A team at Vanderbilt and the University of California at San Francisco is developing an implantable artificial kidney, aiming to eliminate the need for dialysis or kidney transplant.

  • 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.

Dr. William Fissell’s Artificial Kidney

Tests, Treatments and Services

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


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