Denise K. Link, MPAS, PA-C, is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Nephrology Division at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Ms. Link specializes in the management of chronic kidney disease, resistant hypertension, and education of various dialysis modalities. Her passion is keeping patients off dialysis and equipping them with the tools to fight chronic kidney disease. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master of Physician Assistant Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 2006. She has practiced in nephrology at UT Southwestern since 2007 with a special interest in diabetic kidney disease. She is a member of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), Texas Academy of PAs, and American Academy of Nephrology PAs. She resides on the executive committee for the National Kidney Foundation Council of Advanced Practitioners. Additionally, Ms. Link is the AAPA liaison to the American Society of Nephrology. She speaks nationally and has written many articles on the topic of chronic kidney disease. Her goal is to improve the health, quality of life, and outcomes of her patients while at the same time educating other clinicians and students on how to screen, diagnose, and treat kidney disease.

Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry - The University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Physician Assistant Science - Wayne State University