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Raymond Manuel Hakim M.D., Ph.D.

Department: Medicine


Dr. Raymond Hakim is currently a clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology.  He brings a tremendous amount of experience to the team at Vanderbilt.

Dr. Hakim was the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, Clinical and Scientific Affairs for Fresenius Medical Services until December 2011.   He started his career as an engineer graduating from MIT and worked as a research engineer until he was accepted into medical school.  He has been a faculty member of Harvard and Brigham  and Women’s Hospital in Boston before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1987 which he was the Clinical Division Director of Nephrology as well as Medical Director of Vanderbilt Dialysis. He has done internationally recognized research in the areas of dialysis and the care of dialysis patients.

In 1995, Dr. Hakim became one of the founders of Renal Care group which in 2005 had the lowest mortality and morbidity rate among other dialysis providers as published by the USRDS.    He attributes this success to a team effort in applying the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement throughout the organization. 

Through Dr. Hakim’s 190 publications as well as many past and current presentations, he educates many faculty nationally regarding the treatment of kidney disease.

More information can be found on Vanderbilt School of Medicine's website.

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