Prof. Abdullah Al-Hwiesh is a Saudi national working as Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the College of Medicine, University of Dammam (UOD) and Consultant Internist/Nephrologist at King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU), Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). He is a graduate from College of Medicine, King Faisal University, KSA. He was certified by the Arab Board in Internal Medicine in 2001 and by the Saudi Board in Internal Medicine in 2001. He earned his Fellowship in Nephrology from Queen's University, Canada in 2004. He has held many key administrative positions in the College of Medicine, UOD. At present, he is the Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs. He was active and did many research projects and has published 85 articlesin reputed national and international medical journals.All his published articles are available in Google Scholar. In addition, he has invented
Saudi peritoneal dialysis catheter
Hwiesh needle for peritoneal and pleural aspiration biopsy
New method for peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion by nephrologist
All had been patented by the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf. He is member of many International Societies in Nephrology including American Society of Nephrology and International Society of Nephrology. Dr. Al-Hwiesh is a dedicated academician, physician and nephrologist who is very conscientious and has the welfare of his patients at heart. He started and established the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit in KFHU.
Contact Information: Dr. Abdulla K. Al-Hwiesh, Professor of Medicine & Nephrology, College of Medicine,& Consultant Internist/Nephrologist, Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, P.O. Box 40246, Al-Khobar 31952, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mobile: +966 500653534
Dr. Abdullah Thayyil is a graduate of Kozhikode Medical College, India. He is an Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology, 1999. He completed his fellowship in Renal Pathology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital, USA. He has served as Director of Renal Pathology and Associate Professor in Pathology at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, USA till 2013. He has also served as Renal Pathologist at Riyadh Military Hospital, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is currently Director of Renal Pathology at Express Med laboratories in Bahrain. He has several publications to his name and is a recognized international speaker.
Graduated from the medical school of University College Cork in Ireland in 1994. Trained in Internal Medicine & Nephrology in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Obtained the American Board Certificate & the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Internal Medicine in 2000. Obtained the American Board Certificate & the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Nephrology in 2002. Won the Prize for Best Fellow in Teaching from University of British Columbia in 2003. Past President of Kuwait Nephrology Association. Former Head of Department of Medicine in Jahra Hospital.
Head of nephrology division in Jahra hospital
Ministry of Health Nephrology Committee rapporteur
Deputy Director of Kuwait Nephrology Board
Country Representative in the ISN Middle East Regional Board, in the ISPD Middle East Chapter & in the DOPPS GCC Advisory Board
Ali Khaled Abu-Alfa
Professor of Medicine, and Head of the
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
at the American University of Beirut
President Elect 2018-2020, Middle East
Society of Organ Transplantation,
Director of Renal Transplant Program
at Rafic Hariri University
Hussein A. Sheashaa is . a professor of internal medicine (Nephrology), Mansoura University march, 2013 till now.
Consultant of Nephrology and renal transplantation, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura, Egypt
Fellow of American College of physicians
Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA, Sep 2008 till June 2009.
Director of Medical E-learning Unit, Mansoura University, Dec 1, 2011 till now
Academic Guide for Nephrology Doctorate degree, Mansoura University
Honorary lecturer, University of Liverpool, UK, 1.2.2015 till now.
published more than 68 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of reputed Journals.
Professor of medicine at the Tehran University of Medial Sciences in Iran View Profile
Iraj Najafi is professor of medicine at the Tehran University of Medial Sciences in Iran: He is Senior physician and director of PD at the shariati university hospital and used to be the chief of Nephrology department in the past 20 years (1992-2014). He studied medicine at the University of Tehran and he received his nephrology degree there. He passed one year of sabbatical (1990-91) as visiting assistant professor in Yale University USA and trained in PD under supervision of Fred Finkelstain. He became an associate professor of Nephrology in 2009 and professor eligible in 2014.
He is the chief an acting director of Shafa PD unit working with Baxter Representetive in Iran and the founder of PD registry in Iran since 15 years ago. He is the council member and treasure of Iranian society of Nephrology (2006-2014).
Professor Najafi has published more than 55 papers and his main area of research include CKD , Epidemiology and Screening, PD and ARF in Earthquakes.
He is the editor-In-Chief of Iranian emergency Journal and editorial Board of PDI and Iranian Journal of Kidney Disease IJKD.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait
Head of Electron Microscopy Unit
Head of Pathology Unit, Teaching Hospital
Chairman, Exam committee, Arab Board of Pathology
Digital Pathology & Virtual Microscopy
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research
Centre ,Chairman, HLA and ABO Incompatible
Kidney Transplantation and Kidney Paired
Donation (KPD) at KFSH&RC
KSA View Profile
Dr. Khalid Al Meshari is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Consultant Adult Transplant Nephrology, Department of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC), Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (FAST), and the previous Chairman of the Department of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation at KFSH&RC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Additionally, he is the Acting Section Head of Immunopathology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at KFSH&RC, and Chairman of the National Paired Kidney Donation Committee at Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) and Director of HLA and ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantation and Paired Kidney Donation (PKD) at KFSH&RC. Presently he is the Director of International Affairs, General Corporate Consultancy at KFSH&RC.
He is an American Board certified in medicine and nephrology, and ASHI certified Director of HLA and Immunogenetics Laboratory. During his tenure as Director of Renal Transplant Unit and later as the Chairman of the Department of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation (2001-2013), he led the most active and advanced renal transplant program in the region (the first ever to be accredited by AST for fellowship training outside North America).
Fields of clinical and research interests include HLA and ABO incompatible transplants, ECD kidney transplants, Paired Kidney Donation and long-term outcome of kidney transplantation.
He has numerous publications in peer review journals.
Khalid Abdelaziz El Hassan
Consultant in Nephrology
Hypertension and Renal Transplantation
Emeritus professor and for merchairman of Internal Medicine, chief of Nephrology and director of King Fahd Nephro - urology centerat Cairo University. He is the Founding Chairman and Senior Physician of the Cairo Kidney Center, Egypt.
He was born and schooled in Assiut, Upper Egypt, and graduated from Kasr-El-Aini Medical School, Cairo University in June 1962. He specialized in Internal Medicine and obtained his doctorate degree from the same university in 1969. He subsequently received training in Nephrology in Cairo, Paris, London and Minnesota universities. After obtaining his MRCP-UK in 1972, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Collleges of Physicians of Edinburgh (1982) and London (1986). He was subsequently appointed International Advisor to both colleges, and chaired the Organizing Committee and Panel of Examiners of the MRCP PACES examination in Egypt.
Professor Barsoum edited 2 books, and authored 45 chapters on kidney diseases in 2 encyclopedias and 27 international text books. He published close to 200 papers with about 3000 citations (H-index 25, i10 index 45). His main research interests are schistosomal nephropathies, tropical nephrology, kidney transplantation, and epidemiology of kidney disease. He was the Founding Editor of Kidney Forum, the first official journal of the Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, served as guest editor for Artificial Organs, and Journal of Advanced Research, associate-, section- or advisory editor for 16 international journals and reviewer for 40 periodicals.
Professor Barsoum chaired many academic, strategic and regulatory national committees in the Egyptian Ministries of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Health. He chaired the Medical Sector Committee for Egyptian Universities, the Steering Committee for National Medical Qualification Reform, and the Nephro-urology scientific committee of the Supreme National Drug Policies Commission. He served as member on many other National councils and committees including the Health and Nutrition Council of the Ministry of Scientific Research, the Supreme National Committee for Organ Transplantation and the Medical Ethics Committee of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate.
He was the founding president of the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN), served as President of the Egyptian (ESNT) and Arab (ASNRT) Societies of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation, vice president of the International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO) and the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT). He was elected councilor of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and subsequently appointed member of the management committee, then elected Secretary-General. During his tenor with the latter society he served as director of the Fellowship and Sister Renal Centers programs and chaired the nominating, awards, publications and clinical practice guidelines committees. He was elected councilor of the International Society of Hemodialysis, and member of the Executive Board of the KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines initiative.
He received many awards, including the most prestigious Egyptian Nile Award and the First Class Order of Arts and Sciences and the Order of the Lion Grand Officer of Senegal. He was the recipient of the Egyptian State Appreciation Prize, the ISN Roscoe Robinson and the Pioneer awards, the International Award of the National Kidney Foundation of the USA, the Tarek Suhaimat Award of the Arab Society of Nephrology and Renal Transplantaion and many other regional and national shields and honors. He was awarded honorary life-time membership of theISN, ESNT and 4other societies in Africa and the Middle East.
King Abdulaziz University Hospital
Member of National Pre-internship Examination Committee of Ministry of Health, Treatment and Education, 2000-2004
Member of National Residency Admission Examination committee of Ministry of Health, Treatment and Education. 2000-2004
Member of Residency Admission Examination Committee of IUMS. 2005-2009
Member of National Nephrology Board Examination of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Education , from Feb 2015
Head of Yearly Examinations for Residents of Internal Medicine, in Iranian University of Medical Sciences, from Feb 2015
Member, Iranian Society of Nephrology and Member of Board of Directors (2012 till now)
Member, Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT)
Member, International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Al Azhar University
Cairo, Egypt View Profile
Prof. Tarek Zakaria ElBaz is currently president elect of the arab society of nephrology and renal transplantation ASNRT 2017-2019. He earned his medical graduation in December 1979, at Al Azhar School of Medicine. He received his basic training and internship at the same facility. Later on, he experienced training in nephrology for one year at Edward Herriot Hospital in Lyon, France. He accomplished his Master degree in Internal Medicine 1983, and M.D. degree in Internal Medicine 1989, from Al Azhar University. He is currently emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine & Nephrology former chief division of nephrology (2010-2015), Al Azhar University. He has supervised around 60 master & M.D. degree thesis in internal medicine & Nephrology, with 50 publications & multiple editorials. Prof. T. ElBaz had served at the editorial board of Nephron Clinical Practice. He has been instrumental in the establishment of an active transplantation unit at Al Azhar University since 1992. His fields of research interests are in adequacy of dialysis, diabetic nephropathy & CKD-MBD, and is currently a member of the middle east committee for evaluation & implementation of CKD-MBD guidelines. He has been President, ESNT 2012-2015, currently at the board as immediate past president 2015-2018. He was president of the Cairo Sheffield workshop 2007 & 2008, which has been annually building strong links with European nephrology. He has been awarded by the Shield of Sheffield University, for active indulgence in educational efforts in nephrology & by the Global Kidney Academy award 2013. He is currently vice president, ASNRT & member of ISN, ERA-EDTA since 17 years. Egypt had won IFKF WKD 1st prize award 2008, during his presidency of NKF Egypt. Prof.T. ElBaz had been appointed as Africa's scientific committee chair, at the World Congress of Nephrology WCN, Vancouver, Canada 2011. He has been a member of the African ISN board 2012-2016. The concept of CNE outreach program has developed during Febuary 2014 reaching out of our boards to interact and gain new experiences by visiting Sudan where a conjoint meeting was arranged between both societies. Prof. T. ElBaz extended this action with members of the ESNT board to Ethiopia which undermined Egyptian nephrologists' duties to other nations. He has participated in various national and international meetings as a faculty and has over 200 presentation in nephrology. He has received various honors both institutional & governmental.
Prof. Ismail is a renal pathologist with over 15 years experience in interpretation of native and transplant renal biopsies. She is an Assistant Professor of pathology at the Medical School, Beni-Suef University and is the director of Pathlab; a private renal pathology service in Cairo, Egypt. Prof. Ismail is a member of the renal pathology committee of the international society of nephrology (ISN), an ISN Educational Ambassador for renal pathology and a former member of the educational committee of the International Renal pathology Society. She had researched and published in transplantation pathology as well as other aspects of renal pathology. She had participated, as a speaker in numerous international and regional meetings, is involved in renal pathology teaching activities in Africa and the Middle East and was awarded by The British Global Kidney Academy (GKA) for improving renal pathology services within the region