Henry Quinones, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Nephrology

Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, Dr. Quinones earned his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Puerto Rico. He then completed advanced training in fellowships in clinical and research nephrology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in nephrology, Dr. Quinones joined the faculty in 2002.

Dr. Quinones is currently the Medical Director of the Acute Dialysis Unit at Parkland Health and Hospital System. He was previously Medical Director of the Glomerulonephritis Clinic, the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic, and the Renal Clinics at Parkland Health. He is also part of the Peritoneal Dialysis initiative work group.

Dr. Quinones's clinical interests include nephrology, kidney diseases, and outpatient dialysis. He has contributed to the creation of another funding resource to assure outpatient dialysis coverage via the Dallas County Indigent Care Corporation.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Quinones is a member of the Performance Improvement Committee, the Dialysis Workgroup, and the New Parkland Hospital Planning Committee.

Dr. Quinones is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. 

Dr. Quinones's research interests include chronic kidney disease and dialysis efforts. His research has led to several clinical trial activities, peer-reviewed publications, and invited lectures.


Medical School
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1995)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1996), Internal Medicine
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (1998), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002), Nephrology

Research Interest

  • Role of the intrarenal dopamine system of human kidney in the pathogenesis of hypertension


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants: Challenges and Solutions.
Berger JR, Quinones H, Vazquez MA, Kidney360 2020 Jun 1 6 549-552
Association of Scheduled vs Emergency-Only Dialysis With Health Outcomes and Costs in Undocumented Immigrants With End-stage Renal Disease.
Nguyen OK, Vazquez MA, Charles L, Berger JR, Quiñones H, Fuquay R, Sanders JM, Kapinos KA, Halm EA, Makam AN JAMA Intern Med 2018 Dec
CKD and Cardiovascular Events: Unraveling the Disparities Among Minorities.
Arce CM, Quinones H Am. J. Kidney Dis. 2016 Oct 68 4 508-11
Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Patients on Emergent Hemodialysis.
Rojas-Moreno CA, Spiegel D, Yalamanchili V, Kuo E, Quinones H, Sreeramoju PV, Luby JP Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2015 Nov 1-5
The demonstration of aKlotho deficiency in human chronic kidney disease with a novel synthetic antibody.
Barker SL, Pastor J, Carranza D, Quiñones H, Griffith C, Goetz R, Mohammadi M, Ye J, Zhang J, Hu MC, Kuro-O M, Moe OW, Sidhu SS Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2014 Oct
Incomplete Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis from a Heterozygous Mutation of the V-ATPase B1 Subunit.
Zhang J, Fuster DG, Cameron MA, Quiñones H, Griffith C, Xie XS, Moe OW Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2014 Aug
Klotho deficiency causes vascular calcification in chronic kidney disease.
Hu MC, Shi M, Zhang J, Quiñones H, Griffith C, Kuro-o M, Moe OW J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2011 Jan 22 1 124-36
Klotho deficiency is an early biomarker of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury and its replacement is protective.
Hu MC, Shi M, Zhang J, Quiñones H, Kuro-o M, Moe OW Kidney Int. 2010 Dec 78 12 1240-51
Acute Regulation of Renal Na+/H+ Exchanger NHE3 by Dopamine: Role of Protein Phosphatase 2A.
Bobulescu IA, Quiñones H, Gisler SM, Di Sole F, Hu MC, Shi M, Zhang J, Fuster DG, Wright N, Mumby M, Moe OW Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2010 Feb
The dopamine precursor L-dihydroxyphenylalanine is transported by the amino acid transporters rBAT and LAT2 in renal cortex.
Quiñones H, Collazo R, Moe OW Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2004 Jul 287 1 F74-80

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (1998)
  • American Society of Nephrology (2002)