UTHSC Division of Nephrology

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Continuous Commitment to Excellence

The Division of Nephrology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a tripartite mission:  to mentor, to discover, and to serve.

The Division of Nephrology was established in the 1960s and has been continuously involved in patient care, nephrology training, and nephrology research. The division provides both acute and chronic hemodialysis care, chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, and full-time consultation service in each of the affiliated medical centers. There is an active transplant center at the Methodist University Hospital.

Currently, the division is made up of eight full-time and one part-time faculty physicians. Our physicians are subspecialized in the Methodist University Hospital, Regional One Health , and the Memphis VA Medical Center.

The chief of the division is L. Darryl Quarles, MD and the nephrology program director is Barry Wall, MD, both of whom are committed to excellence and continuous success.

The division is dedicated to training individuals who have completed their residency. The nephrology fellowship training program is a two-year program with an optional third year for research. We maintain a total of seven fellows each year. 

The training program emphasizes training in clinical nephrology, such that all trainees have strong exposure to nephrology consultation, acute and chronic hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and renal transplantation. The high faculty to trainee ratio allows for optimal faculty-trainee interactions.

division chiefL. Darryl Quarles, MD
Division Chief


Division of Nephrology hosts Fellowship Graduation Dinner

Csaba Kovesdy, MD presents at the 2016 NKF Spring Clinical Meeting

Patrick Walker, MD presents at the weekly Nephrology Grand Rounds

Contact Us

Susan Coffill
Fellowship Coordinator
956 Court Ave, Suite H314
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-2510
Email: scoffill@uthsc.edu

Demarcus D. Nash
Administrative Service Assistant
956 Court Ave, Suite B226
Memphis, TN 38163
Office: (901) 448-5764