Dr. Jeff Michael Sands MD Nephrologist

Dr. Jeff Sands is a nephrologist in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Sands accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 45 doctors at Emory University Hospital and one of 36 at Emory University Hospital Midtown who specialize in Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Hospital Affiliation

Emory University Hospital
Ranked #42 in Nephrology

Emory University Hospital Midtown
High performing in Nephrology

Grady Memorial Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of Chicago
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1981–1983

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1983–1984

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986–1987

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1984–1986

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1987–1988

Boston University School of Medicine
Class of 1981


Other Training, Applied Mathematics, 1973–1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Nephrology

GA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com
1994

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Fellow (ASNF), American Society of Nephrology

Distinguished Achievement Award, American Heart Association
2014

Carl Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship, Am Physiol Soc Renal Section
2013

Excellence in Basic Research Award, Department of Medicine, Emory
2012

C. Craig Tisher Visiting Professorship, University of Florida
2011

“Top Doctors in Atlanta” list for Nephrology, Atlanta Magazine
2011

Trust Professorship, Otago Community, New Zealand
2008

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Boston University School of Medicine
2006

Attending Physician Teaching Award, Emory University
2002

Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association
1990

FIRST Award, NIDDK, NIH
1989

Travel Grant Awards to attend ISN Meetings, ASN
1987

Travel Grant Awards to attend ISN Meetings, ASN
1990

Travel Grant Awards to attend ISN Meetings, ASN
1993

Publications & Presentations

Vasopressin increases urea permeability in the initial IMCD from diabetic rats.
Pech, V.,Klein, J. D.,Kozlowski, S. D.,Wall, S. M.,Sands, J. M.

Expression of urea transporters in potassium-depleted mouse kidney.
Jung, J., Madsen, K.M., Han, K., Yang, C., Knepper, M.A., Sands, J.M., Kim, J.

Aldosterone decreases UT-A1 urea transporter expression via the mineralocorticoid receptor.
Gertner, R.A., Klein, J.D., Bailey, J.L., Kim, D., Luo, X.H., Bagnasco, S.M., Sands, J.M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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