Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FASN
Vandana Dua Niyyar is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and has been designated Eminent Physician in the Department of Medicine at Emory University. Dr. Niyyar's clinical interests center on kidney failure, with specific expertise in dealing with hemodialysis vascular access and renal ultrasonography and she currently serves as the President of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN). 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 enjoys teaching and has taught numerous didactic presentations and hands-on training workshops regionally, nationally, and internationally. In 2019, Dr. Niyyar received the ASDIN Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the field of dialysis access as well as the Emory Nanette Wenger Service Award for implementing protocols for vascular access preservation for patients with CKD; in 2020, she was the recipient of the American Society of Nephrology Mid-Career Distinguished Clinical Service Award; in 2021, she received the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin Clinical Excellence Award and in 2022, she received the Emory DOM Outstanding Quality Achievement Award.