UT Southwestern Medical Center and UMC Healthcare have forged a new partnership in kidney transplantation, bringing the strengths of both facilities together, creating a patient-centric culture, and providing an unsurpassed level of innovative and compassionate care.
Patients from Lubbock and the surrounding areas needing treatment for advanced kidney disease or evaluation for potential kidney transplantation can be referred to the UT Southwestern Advanced Kidney Disease and Transplant Clinic in Lubbock.
Transplant surgeries will be performed at UT Southwestern’s state-of-the-art facilities in Dallas.
Providing the best possible care to kidney transplant patients is at the heart of the UT Southwestern/UMC partnership: Patients will continue their treatment close to home, have their transplant at a facility with some of the best long-term outcomes anywhere, then return home for follow-up care and recovery.
Miguel A. Vazquez, M.D., is the Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. His clinical interests include kidney transplantation, dialysis, and chronic kidney disease; his research interests focus on the areas of transplant complications, vascular access for hemodialysis, and chronic kidney disease. He is fluent in Spanish.
Rebecca Rojas, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine. Her clinical interests include diabetes, hypertension, mineral metabolism, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney transplantation. She is fluent in Spanish.
Bekir Tanriover, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. His clinical interests include outcomes research in renal and pancreatic transplantation.