- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1987-1992), Nephrology
- Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1986-1988), Medicine
- Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1985-1986), Medicine
- Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1981-1985)
Miguel Vazquez, M.D.
- Internal Medicine - Nephrology
- Kidney Transplant Medicine
- Kidney Disease (Nephrology)
Miguel Vazquez, M.D., is Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1992.
Dr. Vazquez also serves as the Clinical Director of the Division of Nephrology at UT Southwestern and as Nephrology Clinical Chief of Service at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems.
His patient care specialties include kidney transplants, end-stage renal disease, and chronic kidney disease.
He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, and came to UT Southwestern for his internship and residency in internal medicine. He also completed his fellowship in nephrology and research in immunology and transplantation at UT Southwestern.
Dr. Vazquez is active in patient-oriented research. His current research efforts include a study related to transplant complications, another related to dialysis access outcomes associated with hemodialysis, and a third focused on implementation of optimal care for patients with chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Vazquez is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and was named a Fellow by the American Society of Nephrology in 2011.
In 2018 and 2021, he was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list and he has been named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.
Meet Dr. Vazquez
As a specialist focused on chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, and kidney transplants, Miguel Vazquez, M.D., finds the greatest reward in seeing patients throughout their journey to health.
"We see the big picture in kidney disease care.”
Dr. Vazquez, a nephrologist, cares for patients at different stages of their disease, including those who need dialysis and those who need kidney transplants.
”We see them get better with dialysis treatments and continue improving to the point that they can undergo a kidney transplant,” Dr. Vazquez says. “There’s a special connection when you can be with patients along that journey.”
Dr. Vazquez has been recognized as a Best Doctor by D Magazine and a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly.
He’s known for treating his patients with compassion, respecting their wishes, and involving their families and their referring physician throughout the process. His goal is simple: the best possible medical care.
UT Southwestern’s multidisciplinary approach to care affords Dr. Vazquez an advantage when he needs access to additional experts.
“We have a very committed team of health care practitioners and collaborators to take care of all these patients who may have very complex problems,” Dr. Vazquez says.
In addition to his patient care duties at UT Southwestern, he is involved with the National Kidney Disease Education Program to help promote the early identification of kidney disease. It’s just one of the ways he stays involved with many areas of kidney health.
Dr. Vazquez is active in patient-focused research, too. His main research efforts are in the area of chronic kidney disease. He is the Principal investigator of a large multicenter pragmatic clinical trial sponsored by the NIH Collaboratory for Healthcare Systems Research and that aims to improve the care for patients with coexistent chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and hypertension. Other areas of research interest include kidney transplantation and vascular access for hemodialysis.
- Texas Medical Association
- National Kidney Foundation
- American Society of Transplantation
- American Society of Nephrology
- American College of Physicians
- Alpha Omega Alpha 1983, National Medical Honor Society
- Individual National Research Service Award 1990, National Institutes of Health
- Young Investigator Grant 1992, National Kidney Foundation
- Outstanding Teaching Award 1999, Internal Medicine Housestaff
- Fellow 1999, American College of Physicians
- D Magazine Best Doctor 2021
Oversight on the borderline: Quality improvement and pragmatic research.
Finkelstein JA, Brickman AL, Capron A, Ford DE, Gombosev A, Greene SM, Iafrate RP, Kolaczkowski L, Pallin SC, Pletcher MJ, Staman KL, Vazquez MA, Sugarman J Clinical trials (London, England) 2015 Sep
Vascular Function at Baseline in the Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation Study.
Dember LM, Imrey PB, Duess MA, Hamburg NM, Larive B, Radeva M, Himmelfarb J, Kraiss LW, Kusek JW, Roy-Chaudhury P, Terry CM, Vazquez MA, Vongpatanasin W, Beck GJ, Vita JA Journal of the American Heart Association 2016 5 7
Induction Therapies in Live Donor Kidney Transplantation on Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate With or Without Steroid Maintenance.
Tanriover B, Zhang S, MacConmara M, Gao A, Sandikci B, Ayvaci MU, Mete M, Tsapepas D, Rajora N, Mohan P, Lakhia R, Lu CY, Vazquez M Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2015 Jun 10 6 1041-9
Pragmatic Clinical Trials in CKD: Opportunities and Challenges.
de Boer IH, Kovesdy CP, Navaneethan SD, Peralta CA, Tuot DS, Vazquez MA, Crews DC Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 2016 Jun
Recommendations for the outpatient surveillance of renal transplant recipients. American Society of Transplantation.
Kasiske BL, Vazquez MA, Harmon WE, Brown RS, Danovitch GM, Gaston RS, Roth D, Scandling JD, Singer GG Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 2000 Oct 11 Suppl 15 S1-86
The evaluation of renal transplantation candidates: clinical practice guidelines.
Kasiske BL, Cangro CB, Hariharan S, Hricik DE, Kerman RH, Roth D, Rush DN, Vazquez MA, Weir MR American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2001 1 Suppl 2 3-95
Effect of clopidogrel on early failure of arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis: a randomized controlled trial.
Dember LM, Beck GJ, Allon M, Delmez JA, Dixon BS, Greenberg A, Himmelfarb J, Vazquez MA, Gassman JJ, Greene T, Radeva MK, Braden GL, Ikizler TA, Rocco MV, Davidson IJ, Kaufman JS, Meyers CM, Kusek JW, Feldman HI JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2008 May 299 18 2164-71
Effect of dipyridamole plus aspirin on hemodialysis graft patency.
Dixon BS, Beck GJ, Vazquez MA, Greenberg A, Delmez JA, Allon M, Dember LM, Himmelfarb J, Gassman JJ, Greene T, Radeva MK, Davidson IJ, Ikizler TA, Braden GL, Fenves AZ, Kaufman JS, Cotton JR, Martin KJ, McNeil JW, Rahman A, Lawson JH, Whiting JF, Hu B, Meyers CM, Kusek JW, Feldman HI The New England journal of medicine 2009 May 360 21 2191-201
Effect of fish oil supplementation on graft patency and cardiovascular events among patients with new synthetic arteriovenous hemodialysis grafts: a randomized controlled trial.
Lok CE, Moist L, Hemmelgarn BR, Tonelli M, Vazquez MA, Dorval M, Oliver M, Donnelly S, Allon M, Stanley K JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association 2012 May 307 17 1809-16
Acute Rejection Rates and Graft Outcomes According to Induction Regimen among Recipients of Kidneys from Deceased Donors Treated with Tacrolimus and Mycophenolate.
Tanriover B, Jaikaransingh V, MacConmara MP, Parekh JR, Levea SL, Ariyamuthu VK, Zhang S, Gao A, Ayvaci MU, Sandikci B, Rajora N, Ahmed V, Lu CY, Mohan S, Vazquez MA Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2016 Jun
- Oversight on the borderline: Quality improvement and pragmatic research.
- Pragmatic Clinical Trials
- Kidney Transplant Complications
- Dialysis Vascular Access
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Transplant Medicine
- Kidney Disease (Nephrology)
- Kidney Transplant Evaluations
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