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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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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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February 8, 2024
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Dr. Birdwell is always very nice and easy to talk to. She takes time to listen to my concerns.
January 19, 2024
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Highly recommended
December 19, 2023
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Very good experience
December 6, 2023
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Very professional
December 5, 2023
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Love Vanderbilt
December 2, 2023
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Very Good
November 11, 2023
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