Mark Vishnepolsky, M.D.

Specialty: Nephrologist

Primary Location: Central office

Languages spoken: English, Russian

Training Highlights

  • Nephology Fellowship, National Capital Consortium
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC
  • 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 of Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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 Operation 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.

Professional Associations 

  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Renal Physicians Association
  • American College of Physicians