Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology and Hypertension

Universidad de la Salle, VU Medical Center

Professional Bio

Juan Pablo Arroyo, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

His research focuses on how the kidney regulates fluids and electrolytes. Dr. Arroyo’s PhD and postdoctoral work was in renal physiology, with a focus on how salt impacts blood pressure. This has led him to study other pathways that regulate renal and cardiovascular function. He is now particularly interested in the hormone vasopressin and the role that vasopressin plays in health and disease.

At Vanderbilt, Dr. Arroyo completed internal medicine and nephrology training as part of the physician-scientist training program. He was recently awarded the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health — to study alternative functions of vasopressin.


MD - Universidad La Salle - 2009
PhD - UNAM, México - 2012
Internship - General Surgery - Yale New Haven Hospital - 2013
Fellowship - Genetics and Hypertension - Yale University - 2015
Residency - Internal Medicine - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2017
Fellowship - Nephrology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2018
Residency - Chief Resident - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2019
Fellowship - Nephrology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2020


Arroyo JP, Johnson DC, Lewis JB, Al Sheyyab A, King A, Danter MR, McGrane S, Fessel JP. Treatment of Acute Intoxication with Inhaled 1,2-Difluoroethane. Ann Int Med 2018 IN PRESS

Arroyo JP, Zhu L, Dee K, Concepcion BP. Painful erythematous skin nodules in a kidney transplant recipient. Am J Transplant. 2018 Jan;18(1):268-270. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14551

Edmonds PJ, Arroyo JP, Morales A, Brown RM, Ely EW. Intrahepatic Pancreatic Pseudocyst: a Rare  Complication of Pancreatitis. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2017 26:3, 222.

Anand M*, Arroyo JP*, Alhalabi H, Thayer T, Lusco M, Langone B, Concepcion B. IgA-Dominant Glomerulonephritis Presenting as Acute Renal Failure in a Kidney Transplant Recipient

Pandey AK, Singhi EK, Arroyo JP, Ikizler TA, Gould ER, Brown J, Beckman JA, Harrison DG, Moslehi J. Mechanisms of VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) Inhibitor-Associated Hypertension and Vascular Disease. Hypertension. 2017 Dec 26. Doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117110271. (In Press)