In Alphabetical Order
Ali Abualfa- Lebanon
Dr Ali Abu-Alfa is a Professor of Medicine, and Head of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the American University of Beirut. He is the Director for the Human Research Protection Program at AUB, and for Research Affairs at AUB Medical Center. He joined KDIGO as a member of its Executive Committee in January 2016. He is serving as the President-Elect/Vice President of the Lebanese Society of Nephrology. He is also a member of the Middle East Regional Board of the International Society of Nephrology, as well as the ISN Dialysis Committee.
Dina ElBashir – Sudan
MBBS: University of Khartoum MD in Internal Medicine: Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB) Fellowship in Nephrology: SMSB Consultant Physician and Nephrologist ElAcademy Teaching and Charity Hospital Immediate past Vice President of the Sudanese Society of Hypertension (2014-2017) Academic Secretary of the Sudanese Nephrology Society
Esther Obeng – Ghana
Nephrology & Transplantation Nurse Specialist A dynamic Nephrology & Transplantation nurse specialist. Currently works at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana - West Africa. A lecturer and an advocate for children living with kidney disease.
Faissal Shaheen - KSA
Head of Nephrology services at dr.sulaiman faquih hospital (DSFH), Senior Consultant of Internal Medicine and Nephrology Former Director General, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation. Founder of Jeddah Kidney Center in 1993. Executive Editor of SJKDT from 1994-2018 Councilor member of the Transplantation Society Past President, Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation
Fuad Said – Jordan
Fuad R. Said, MD, is a graduate of the University of Jordan. He completed his Internal Medicine and Nephrology training at Brown University, USA. He is currently a clinical nephrologist at Jordan Hospital in Amman, and the Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency program there. His interests are transplant nephrology, renal disease in pregnancy, and hypertension.
Hisham Abdelwahab – Sudan
Graduate of Gezira University, trained in General Medicine and Nephrology in Ireland and UK ,Obtained the MRCP London 1999,MMedSCi 2003 ,CCT 2007,FRCP 2017 Worked as Consultant Nephrologist at Cork University Hospital in Ireland and Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Wales for 4 years Currently Head of Nephrolog at Royal Care International Hospital In Sudan President Elect of the Sudanese Society of Nephrology Member of the ISN My main Interest is AKI and progression of CKD
Ian Roberts is Professor of Cellular Pathology at the University of Oxford, UK, and Director of Renal Pathology for Oxford University Hospitals. He is Chair of the ISN Pathology Committee, previous Chair of the European Society of Pathology Nephropathology Working Group and Past-President of the Renal Pathology Society. His research interests include IgA nephropathy and classification of glomerular diseases. He is a lead author of the Oxford Classification of IgA nephropathy and a member of the International Working Group that is revising the classification of lupus nephritis.
Nephrologist, Immunologist, Consultant in Clinical Transplantation at GRENOBLE University Hospital Head of Department of Nephrology, Haemodialysis, Apheresis, and Kidney Transplantation, Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital
Marcelo Cantarovich –Canada
He is Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program and Associate Director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada. His clinical interest is in multi-organ transplantation. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Transplantation and Clinical Journal of the American Society of Transplantation. Dr. M. Cantarovich is a board member and President elect of the Canadian Society of Transplantation, and member of the Council of the Transplantation Society
Medhat Askar - USA
Professor,Texas A&M College of Medicine & Director, Baylor Transplant Immunology
Mehmet Haberal –Turkey
On November 3, 1975, he performed the first living-related renal transplantation in Turkey. On October 10, 1978, he performed the first cadaveric kidney transplantation in Turkey. He performed the first ever successful Cadaver Liver Transplantation in Turkey, the Middle East and Northern Africa on December 8, 1988. He performed the first pediatric segmental living-related liver transplantation in Turkey, the region, and Europe on March 15, 1990. On April 24, 1990, he performed the first adult segmental living related living-related liver transplantation in the world.
Minnie Srwal - USA
Professor of Surgery Division of Transplant Surgery Director, Precision Transplant Medicine Director, Sarwal Lab Co-Director, T32 Training Program in Transplant Surgery
Mohamed Atta- USA
He is a Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Nephrologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Atta earned his medical degree from the Mansoura University School of Medicine in Egypt. His internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Cabrini Medical Center in New York, NY.
Mohamed Hassan - UAE
is the Chief of the Nephrology Division, Director of the Nephrology Fellowship program and Consultant Nephrologist at SKMC “Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE”. Vice President of EMAN (Emirates Medical Association- Nephrology) He completed Nephrology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA. He served as Assistant Prof. of Medicine at Penn State Univ. Pennsylvania, USA. He is also a reviewer for the American Board of Internal Medicine, Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Point of Care Journals.
Mohammad Ghnaimat – Jordan
Consultant in Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation. Specialty Hospital, Amman, Jordan President of Jordan Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplant. Secretary General of Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation President of Jordan Society of Internal Medicine. President of Jordan Society of British Medical Graduates. Associate Professor / School of Medicine / Mo'tah University. Fellow and Overseas Regional Advisor of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, International Society of Nephrology (ISN) co- chair Middle East Committee.
Mona Alrukhaimi- UAE
Mona Alrukhaimi is Professor of Medicine at Dubai Medical College, United Arab Emirates, Consultant physician & Nephrologist and Director of Alrukhaimi Polyclinic. She is the current President of the Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society, Vice- President of Arab society of Nephrology & Renal Transplantation and the leader of the KDIGO Implementation Task Force for the Middle East & African Regions. She was the ISN Council (2011-2017).
Riyad Said – Jordan
Director, of Medical Education and Training, Jordan Hospital, Amman Director of Nephrology Training Program, Jordan Hospital Consultant Transplant Nephrologist, Jordan Hospital Chairman, Nephrology Board Committee, Jordan Medical Council Member, Nephrology Board Committee, Arab Council for Medical Specialization Past President, Jordan Society of Nephrology 2002-2006 Past President, the Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation 2000-2002 Member, ISN Middle East Regional Board Past Chairman, ISN-COMGAN Middle East Region 2008-2013 ISN Council Member for the Middle East 2005.
Robert Najm – Lebanon
Medical Doctor in Nephrology, graduated from Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1994. Nephrologist at Lebanese University Hospital Geitawi since 1995. Professor at faculty of medical sciences, Lebanese University. President of the Lebanese Society of Nephrology and Hypertension.
Dr. Pisoni is a Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Principal Investigator for the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. He is currently a co-Principal Investigator on a 5 year grant for Optimizing Prevention of Peritoneal Dialysis-Associated Peritonitis supported by the US Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), serves as a Co-Investigator for the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) contract in playing key roles in directing research and writing annual data report chapters on vascular access, anemia management, international registry comparisons, and renal replacement therapy transitions. Dr. Pisoni is a member of ASN’s Kidney Health Initiative Clinical Trial Endpoints for Dialysis Vascular Access workgroup and also serves on an advisory panel for the Renal Replacement Therapy Transitions: International Research Collaborative (INTEGRATED).
Saeed Al-Ghamdi - KSA
Professor of Medicine, Department of medicine, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Consultant Nephrologist at King Abdulaziz University Hospital. Regional Medical Director (Western Province, Saudi Arabia) in Diaverum Saudi Arabia since April 2014 Past-President of the Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation 2010-2014 Member of ISN-CME (Middle East) committee since 2010
Stefan G. Tullius
Stefan G. Tullius, MD, PhD, is the Chief of Transplant Surgery. His research career in transplantation immunology covers a period of more than 15 years. His work on chronic graft rejection has contributed greatly to an improved understanding of the pathophysiology of long-term graft failure. His more recent research interests include individualized immunosuppression and the investigation of basic mechanisms of clinically relevant aspects in organ transplantation, focusing on novel routes for the improvement of organ quality.
Torki Al Otaibi – Kuwait
The Chairman of the department of Transplant Nephrology in Hamed Al Essa Organ Transplant Centre in Kuwait since 2008. He is also affiliated to Kuwait University Medical School and Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization for teaching and training of under graduate and post graduate of medical students. He is also a member in the KIMS Nephrology post graduate training Board. Dr Torki is also a member of several academic and administrative committees of Ministry of Health, Kuwait. Member of International Society of Nephrology Middle East Regional Board. He is also a founder member and current President of Kuwait Nephrology Association
Dr. Fissell is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, where he directs research in artificial organs, tissue engineering, pharmacokinetics, and dialysis in acute kidney injury. He also teaches nephrology in acute and chronic care settings at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hospital.
Ziad S. Zaky – USA
Dr. Ziad S. Zaky is a board-certified nephrologist and UNOS certified transplant nephrologist. He is a member of the American Society of transplantation and the International Society of transplantation. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Currently, he is appointed as chief quality officer of kidney and pancreas transplant program in Cleveland Clinic.