Dr. Kelly Birdwell MD Nephrologist

Dr. Kelly Birdwell is a nephrologist in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 13 years. Dr. Birdwell accepts several types of health insurance, listed below.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology, Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation

Clinical Interests: new onset diabetes after transplant, Pharmacogenetics

Education & Medical Training

University of Colorado
Residency, Internal Medicine, 2001–2004

Vanderbilt University
Fellowship, Nephrology, 2005–2009

Emory University School of Medicine
Class of 2001

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 10 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 7 years in Nephrology

TN State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Utilization of an EMR-biorepository to identify the genetic predictors of calcineurin-inhibitor toxicity in heart transplant recipients.
Oetjens M, Bush WS, Birdwell KA, Dilks HH, Bowton EA, Denny JC, Wilke RA, Roden DM, Crawford DC 2014

Seasonal maintenance of influenza vaccine-induced antibody response in kidney transplant recipients.
Birdwell KA, Ikizler MR, Wang L, Byrne DW, Sannella EC, Wright PF, Ikizler TA 2012

The use of a DNA biobank linked to electronic medical records to characterize pharmacogenomic predictors of tacrolimus dose requirement in kidney transplant recipients.
Birdwell KA, Grady B, Choi L, Xu H, Bian A, Denny JC, Jiang M, Vranic G, Basford M, Cowan JD, Richardson DM, Robinson MP, Ikizler TA, Ritchie MD, Stein CM, Haas DW 2012 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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