Anna Burgner
Last active: 2/5/2016


I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Associate Program Director for the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee and a member of the division of nephrology. I received my M.D. at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2003 and completed my internal medicine residency in 2010 and nephrology fellowship in 2013 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, before joining the faculty. I have a a strong interest in improving medical education and I just recently received my Masters of Education in the Health Professions through Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. I have many clinical areas of interest including the treatment of kidney disease during pregnancy, fibromuscular dysplasia, and glomerular diseases.

I am an active participant in the Nephrology Clinical Trials Center at Vanderbilt participating in both NIH sponsored and industry sponsored clinical trials. She is currently the CO-PI for the NIH sponsored SPRINT trial. She has particular interest in clinical trials in diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease, and hypertension in chronic kidney disease.


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  1. A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control. SPRINT Research Group, Wright JT, Williamson JD, Whelton PK, Snyder JK, Sink KM, Rocco MV, Reboussin DM, Rahman M, Oparil S, Lewis CE, Kimmel PL, Johnson KC, Goff DC, Fine LJ, Cutler JA, Cushman WC, Cheung AK, Ambrosius WT (2015) N Engl J Med 373(22): 2103-16
    › Primary publication · 26551272 (PubMed) · PMC4689591 (PubMed Central)
  2. Hypertension: is it time to reconsider blood pressure guidelines? Burgner A, Lewis JB (2014) Nat Rev Nephrol 10(11): 620-1
    › Citation · 25247329 (PubMed)
  3. Guidelines and Straitjackets: blood pressure targets in the era of the Eighth Joint National Committee. Umanath K, Burgner A, Lewis JB, Dwyer JP (2014) Am J Kidney Dis 63(6): 895-9
    › Citation · 24721220 (PubMed)

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    Aged Age Factors Antihypertensive Agents Blood Pressure Cardiovascular Diseases Cause of Death Female Goals Humans Hypertension Kidney Failure, Chronic Male Middle Aged Practice Guidelines as Topic Risk Factors