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Acute Kidney Injury

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.

Conditions We Treat

We treat acute kidney injuries and related conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Khaled A. Abdel-Kader

Khaled A. Abdel-KaderMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology
Anna M. Burgner
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Anna M. BurgnerMD

    Amyloidosis, Chronic Kidney Disease, Nephrology
Rachel B. Fissell

Rachel B. FissellMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Nephrology, Transplant
William H. Fissell
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William H. FissellIV, MD, BS

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Nephrology
Edward R. Gould
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Edward R. GouldMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Stones, Nephrology, Proteinuria
Alp Ikizler

Alp IkizlerMD

    Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Hematuria, Hypertension, Nephrology, Proteinuria

Why Choose Acute Kidney Injury at Vanderbilt

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    Recognized care

    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.

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    Knowledge and experience

    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.

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    Team approach

    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.

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    Personalized care

    The cause and symptoms of AKI are different for each patient. We tailor diagnostic tests and treatment to your unique circumstances. 

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    Clinical trials

    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

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    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:

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    Dialysis, inpatient and outpatient
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    Inpatient continuous renal replacement therapy


1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 2501
Nashville, TN 37232
2906 Foster Creighton Drive, Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37204
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Franklin, TN 37067
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