WashU Nephrology is excited to welcome our 2023 renal transplant fellows. The comprehensive, one-year Transplant Nephrology Program allows trainees to be part of one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant centers in the United States.
Farah S. Abuazzam, MD
Farah comes to us from the nephrology fellowship program at Loma Linda University Health, California. She earned her medical degree from Muta’h University Al Karak, Jordan and completed an internal medicine residency at Jordan University Hospital before going on to expand her clinical experience with externships as a medical instructor and ICU physician.
As a volunteer at the non-profit organization House of Lorie – House of Hope International Network, Farah helps the vocational rehabilitation program fight domestic violence and sexual assault. She has also helped with vaccination clinical assessment of children in rural areas of Jordan for the Jordan Ministry of Health.
An interest in clinical research led Farah to being first author/co-author on the following presentations and publications:
- Farah S. Abuazzam, Amir Abdi Pour, Sayna Norouzi, et al. Case report: A Rare Case of Membranous Nephropathy in a Patient with Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myositis: Rituximab Escape. Poster at ASN, JASN. 10/2022.
- Grenita Gjyriqi, Farah Abuazzam, Roy O. Mathew, et al. Angiotensin Receptor Neprilysin Inhibitor Use and Blood Pressure Lowering in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction Across the Spectrum of Kidney Function: An Analysis of the Veterans’ Administrative Health System. J Card Fail. 2022.
- Shaitalya Vellanki, Farah Abuazzam, Roy Mathew, et al. Troponin Frequency for Diagnosis of NSTEMI Across Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate: A Nationwide Sample From US Veterans Health Administration. Circulation. 2022.
- Khamees N, Abuazzam F, AlRayalat SA., et al. Gastroenterology and hepatology research output in the 20 century-a bibliometric study. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research, 2019.
- Abbasi H, Abuazzam F, AlRyalat SA., et al. The impact of funding insulin research on open access publishing: a 20-years bibliometric analysis. Curr Diabetes rev, 2020.
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Samer Abdulkhalek, MD
Samer comes to us from the nephrology fellowship program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland, and completed a medical internship/ transitional year residency at Al Ain Hospital/Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, before completing an internal medicine residency at Harlem Hospital Center in affiliation with College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY.
Samer is senior author on a case report recently published in Cureus (Nov 222) titled “Kidney Allograft Dysfunction Due to John Cunningham (JC) Virus Nephropathy.”