Meredith McAdams, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Nephrology. She provides medical services at the North Texas VA Health Care System and Clements University Hospital and its affiliated clinics. Her clinical interests include acute kidney injury, ICU nephrology, and advanced chronic kidney disease.

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. McAdams holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received her medical degree with honors and completed her internal medicine residency training at the University of Kentucky. She then completed a clinical nephrology fellowship at UT Southwestern, where she served as Chief Fellow, as well as a research fellowship on the T32 grant.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in nephrology, Dr. McAdams joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 2022.

Dr. McAdams’s research interests include acute kidney injury, cardiorenal syndrome, and quality of life in chronic kidney disease. Her research has resulted in multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at local and national scientific conferences.

Dr. McAdams was voted Oustanding Nephrology Fellow in 2022, as well as voted Foster Fellow from 2020 to 2022. She currently serves on the UT Southwestern Fellowship Recruitment Committee.

Dr. McAdams is active in several professional societies, including the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation.

Personal Note

Outside of medicine, Dr. McAdams enjoys traveling, cooking, running, and yoga.


Medical School
University of Kentucky College of Medicine (2015)
University of Kentucky Medical Center (2018), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2022), Nephrology

Research Interest

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Risk Prediction for Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19.
McAdams MC, Xu P, Saleh SN, Li M, Ostrosky-Frid M, Gregg LP, Willett DL, Velasco F, Lehmann CU, Hedayati SS, Kidney Med 2022 Jun 4 6 100463
Novel Biomarkers of Kidney Disease in Advanced Heart Failure: Beyond GFR and Proteinuria.
Roehm B, McAdams M, Hedayati SS, Curr Heart Fail Rep 2022 May
Using dipstick urinalysis to predict development of acute kidney injury in patients with COVID-19.
McAdams MC, Li M, Xu P, Gregg LP, Patel J, Willett DL, Velasco F, Lehmann CU, Hedayati SS, BMC Nephrol 2022 02 23 1 50
Diagnosis and Management of Depression in Patients With Kidney Disease.
Gregg LP, Trombello JM, McAdams M, Hedayati SS, Semin Nephrol 2021 11 41 6 505-515
Association of Inflammatory Biomarkers with Immunosuppression Management and Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Recipients with COVID-19.
AbdulRahim N, McAdams M, Xu P, Wojciechowski D, La Hoz RM, Lu C, Vazquez MA, Hedayati SS, Transplant Proc 2021 Oct 53 8 2451-2467
The effects of extracellular volume and intradialytic peripheral resistance changes on ambulatory blood pressure in hemodialysis patients with and without recurrent intradialytic hypertension.
McAdams M, Gregg LP, Lu R, Concepcion M, Lederer S, Penfield J, Van Buren PN, Clin Kidney J 2021 May 14 5 1450-1457
Effect of COVID-19 on Kidney Disease Incidence and Management.
McAdams M, Ostrosky-Frid M, Rajora N, Hedayati S, Kidney360 2021 01 2 1 141-153
Kidney recovery in patients discharged to an acute rehabilitation facility with acute kidney injury requiring hemodialysis?.
McAdams M, Ortiz-Soriano V, Jordan M, Armentrout B, Vasquez-Rios G, Lima F, Sawaya BP, Neyra JA, Clin Nephrol 2019 Jul 92 1 15-24
Foxi2 is an animally localized maternal mRNA in Xenopus, and an activator of the zygotic ectoderm activator Foxi1e.
Cha SW, McAdams M, Kormish J, Wylie C, Kofron M, PLoS One 2012 7 7 e41782

Honors & Awards

  • Dr. Daniel W. Foster Fellow
    UT Southwestern Seldin Symposium (2022)
  • Outstanding Clinical Fellow
    UT Southwestern Division of Nephrology (2022)
  • Dr. Daniel W. Foster Fellow
    UT Southwestern Seldin Symposium (2021)
  • Dr. Daniel W. Foster Fellow
    UT Southwestern Seldin Symposium (2020)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Nephrology
  • National Kidney Foundation