Beatrice P. Concepcion
AJKD Social Media Advisory Board
Beatrice P. Concepcion, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a member of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease, and the Vanderbilt Transplant Center. She is also the Medical Director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center in Madison, AL.
Dr. Concepcion received her medical school degree in 2004 from the University of the Philippines in Manila, graduating cum laude. She pursued further training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, from 2005-2010 where she was Chief Fellow. She completed a fellowship in Transplant Nephrology at Vanderbilt in 2011. After her training, she returned to the Philippines where in addition to pursuing private practice, she joined the Nephrology faculty at her medical school. In 2013, she returned to Vanderbilt to join the faculty as a transplant nephrologist on the clinician-educator track. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is actively involved in the education of 3rd and 4th year medical students, with a focus on solid organ transplantation, immunosuppression, and transplant immunology.
Her research interests include investigating novel tools that can determine which patients are appropriate for kidney transplantation. She is also interested in patient-centered outcomes such as health-related quality of life and neurocognitive function in kidney transplant recipients. Dr. Concepcion is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation.