Meet Dr. Miguel A. 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.

Clinical Interests


  • Dialysis
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Acute kidney injury


  • Kidney transplant