Mark Vishnepolsky, M.D.


Nephology Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, Washington, DC and Bethesda, MD
Internal Medicine Residency, San Antonio Uniformed Sciences Health Science Consortium, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
Medical School, Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Bachelor’s of Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Languages spoken: English, Russian


During medical school, Mark Vishnepolsky, M.D., FACP, FASN was lucky enough to have inspirational role models including one particular physician who was an expert in Immunology and Nephrology. Dr. Vishnepolsky explains it was this physician’s ability to handle intense issues with such ease and comfort that it motivated him to pursue the specialty of nephrology.
After completion of his Nephrology fellowship, the Air Force sent him to Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital, Nellis AFB to start a new nephrology department. Within one year, Dr. Vishnepolsky was seeing as many kidney patients as two nephrologists combined. As Chief of Nephrology he oversaw all inpatient and outpatient matters related to nephrology. He also established a nephrology rotation for medical students and residents. Dr. Vishnepolsky received a Meritorious Service Medal upon completion of his service in June 2012.
Dr. Vishnepolsky firmly believes in empowering patients by providing all the support necessary to effectively battle kidney disease. He deems kidney care a team sport with two players that are equally important to the outcome of the game: the physician and the patient.
One of Dr. Vishnepolsky’s areas of expertise is critical care/trauma nephrology. He was trained during the war and saw many young soldiers affected by trauma from IED blasts in need of dialysis. During his overseas tours he was deployed as a nephrologist to Landstuhl Army Medical Center to support both Opeartion Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. There he performed more acute dialysis for the treatment of severe metabolic abnormalities associated with war trauma injuries.
Dr. Vishnepolsky and his wife have three children. He was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and came to United States when he was 13. He is fluent in Russian and English.
Professional Associations 
National Kidney Foundation
American Society of Nephrology
Renal Physicians Association
American College of Physicians
Primary Locations: Mountain View