John James Doran, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Phone: 404-251-8785



Dr. Doran is originally from northeastern Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Scranton. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC. He completed the remainder of his medical training at Emory University School of Medicine including Internal Medicine residency and clinical and research fellowships in Nephrology. After completion of his training in 1999, he joined the faculty in the Renal Division of Emory University School of Medicine and is currently an assistant professor.

Dr Doran is involved in clinical research projects based at Grady Memorial Hospital. He has previously been involved in basic science research in molecular biology, and has authored and coauthored several publications on urea transport.

At the Emory Clinic Clifton Rd. campus he is available for consultations in General Nephrology. There he treats patients with Chronic Kidney Disease due to a variety of diseases and disorders. This includes conditions such as diabetic kidney disease, hypertension, fluid and electrolyte disorders, nephritis, kidney stones, and post kidney transplant care. He cares for patients receiving dialysis at two practice locations, Emory Dialysis at Candler (hemodialysis) and Emory Dialysis at Northside (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis).

Emory Clinic Address:

Department of Nephrology, Emory Clinic Building A, 1365-A Clifton Rd NE, Suite 4100, Atlanta GA 30322

Appointments phone: 404-778-5380; Fax: 404-778-4196

Dialysis Facilities Addresses:

Emory Dialysis at Northside, 610 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-6927, 404-778-1050

Emory Dialysis at Candler, 2726 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30034-1410, 404-778-1025

Grady Memorial Hospital Hemodialysis Unit, 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE, Atlanta GA 30303, 404-616-4710

Dr. Doran attends on the Grady Memorial Hospital inpatient wards on the Renal Consult Service where he supervises renal fellows, internal medicine residents and medical and physician assistant students that provide care for hundreds of patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases. He also teaches and supervises the renal fellows on their renal ultrasonography rotation when they perform diagnostic studies on inpatients at Emory University Hospital and outpatients at the Emory Nephrology Clinic.

Dr. Doran is the Emory Chief of Nephrology at Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta. It is the largest hospital in Georgia and the 5th largest public hospital in the United States. He is director of the Grady Medical Subspecialty Renal Clinic and is an attending physician on the Renal Consult Service. He is a member of the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology.


Once-Weekly Vancomycin for Patients Receiving High-Flux Hemodialysis. B. Crawford, T. Walton, R. Largen and J.J. Doran. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 65:1248-1253, 2008.

Tissue distribution of UT-A and UT-B mRNA and protein in rat. J.J. Doran, J. D. Klein, Y. H. Kim, T. D. Smith, S. D. Kozlowski.and Jeff M. Sands American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 290(5): R1446-59, 2006.

Expression of Salt and Urea Transporters in Rat Kidney during Cisplatin-induced Polyuria. C.A. Ecelbarger, J.M. Sands, J.J. Doran, W. Cacini, and B.K. Kishore. Kidney International 60:2274-2282, 2001.

UT-A Urea Transporter Protein in Heart. Increased Abundance During Uremia, Hypertension and Heart Failure. R. Duchesne, J.D. Klein, J.B. Velotta, J.J. Doran, P. Rouillard, B.R. Roberts, A.A. McDonough, and J.M. Sands. Circulation Research 89:139-145, 2001.

Localization of Urea Transporter UT-B Protein in Human and Rat Erythrocytes and Tissues. R.T. Timmer, J.D. Klein, S.M. Bagnasco, J.J. Doran, J.W. Verlander, R.B. Gunn, and J.M. Sands. American Journal of Cell Physiology 281:C1318-C1325, 2001.