Devika Nair

Devika Nair
AJKD Blog Fellow Contributor

Devika Nair, MD, is currently a nephrology fellow at Vanderbilt University. She received her undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, followed by medical school and Internal Medicine residency training at Tulane University. She completed a Chief Residency in Internal Medicine before moving to Nashville to pursue her nephrology fellowship. Dr. Nair served as Chief Nephrology Fellow at Vanderbilt from 2017-2018 and is pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation during 2017-2019. She has long been interested in scholastic writing, served as a fellow editor of the American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney News Fellows Corner during 2017-2018, and is an AJKD Editorial Intern for 2018-2019. Dr. Nair is deeply interested in using qualitative and quantitative methods to study the psychological determinants of patient-reported outcomes such as self-management and patient activation in advanced kidney disease as well as finding ways to facilitate better physician-patient communication about these issues. She placed 1st regionally and 2nd nationally at the National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Forum in 2018 for her work on coping behaviors in end-stage kidney disease under the guidance of her research mentor, Dr. Kerri Cavanaugh. Dr. Nair enjoys teaching medical students and residents and is passionate about engaging future trainees in Nephrology.

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