Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FASN
Vandana Dua Niyyar is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Emory University. Dr. Niyyar's clinical interests center on kidney failure, with specific expertise in vascular access for hemodialysis patients and renal ultrasonography. She is passionate about promoting multidisciplinary collaboration in research and education in the field of vascular access; with the ultimate goal of optimizing access care and processes for dialysis patients. Dr. Niyyar serves in a variety of leadership roles, including as President-Elect of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) and is a Fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy. Dr. Niyyar enjoys teaching and has taught numerous didactic presentations and hands-on training workshops regionally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, she has served as Co-Chair of the ASDIN 2018 and 2019 Annual Scientific Meetings, Co-Chair of 2018 and 2019 ASN and ASDIN Ultrasound Workshops and the Co-Chair of the 2019 NKF Hands-on Vascular Access Course. She has authored numerous manuscripts and is a regular reviewer for multiple nephrology journals. In 2019, Dr. Niyyar received the ASDIN Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the field of dialysis access, the Emory DOM Nanette Wenger Service Award for implementing protocols for vessel preservation for patients with chronic kidney disease and in 2020, she was the recipient of the ASN Mid-Career Distinguished Clinical Service Award.