Emmanuel Anekwe, MD

Clinic locations

Star Vascular
303 N. Frio, San Antonio
(210) 487-7827


Emmanuel Anekwe, MD

Emmanuel Anekwe, MD is a board certified nephrologist with American Society of Diagnostic Interventional Nephrology advanced certifications. He completed his nephrology training at the Hospital of Oregon Health Science University. He then spent a year training in endovascular procedures at Arizona Kidney Dialysis and Hypertension Center in Phoenix. Dr. Anekwe is adept in performing a wide range of endovascular procedures including post surgical intervention to assist arteriovenous fistula maturation.


Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, including Internship, University of Nigeria, College of Medicine, Enugu State, Nigeria, 1996

Postgraduate training

Internship in Medicine, Nigerian Armed Forces Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, 1997

Internship in Medicine and Residency in Internal Medicine Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, 2004

Fellowship in Nephrology, Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR, 2007

Fellowship in Interventional Nephrology Arizona Kidney Dialysis and Hypertension Surgery Center, Phoenix, AZ, 2008

Board certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology: Certification in Interventional Nephrology, Advanced Hemodialysis Vascular Access Procedures, Placement of Permanent Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters

Professional organizations, societies

Member, American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

Member, American Medical Association
Member, American College of Physicians

Awards and honors

Best Graduating Senior Student, Northern zone missionary owned catholic schools in Nigeria

Dean's List, Honor Role in medical school class of 1996

Teaching Award, Howard University Medical School, Washington, DC

Scholarly Activity Award, Howard University Medical School

Publications and presentations

Ineffective Erythropoiesis with Nucleated Erythrocytes in the blood of a patient with AIDS. Syed Hassan, Emmanuel Anekwe, John A. Kark. Blood 2003:100:45b (Abs)

Prevalence of Renal Disease in Sickle Cell Patients. Syed Hassan, Emmanuel Anekwe, Oswaldo Castro.
Blood 2003:23b (Abs)

A Longitudinal Comparison of Depression and Quality of Life Scores on Nocturnal Versus Daytime Hemodialysis. Emmanuel Anekwe, Linda Ganzani, Suzanne Watnik, ASN 2007 (Abs)

Research experience

Quality of life study in endstage renal disease patients. (Ongoing study at George Washington University, D.C.) 

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