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Khaled Abdel-Kader MD MS

Department: Medicine


Dr. Abdel-Kader's research interests include quality of life in chronic kidney disease (CKD), quality of care in non-dialysis dependent CKD, health information technology including electronic health records (EHR) and clinical decision support systems (CDSS). His prior work includes assessing patient centered outcomes in CKD, characterizing quality of CKD care in the primary care setting, and examining interventions to improve CKD care delivery. He's received federal and foundational grants to fund this research including an ongoing career development award from the NIH. His publications have included manuscripts in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and the Journal of Hypertension among others.

As a nephrologist, Dr. Abdel-Kader's passions include collaborating with and educating his patients. He believes in the importance of engaging patients in their care and discussing treatment options. He works hard to make sure that his patients understand their health issues and what they can to do to improve their health.  Dr. Abdel-Kader is committed to ensuring that his patients receive the best treatments that are also consistent with their goals and values.  In addition to his passion for general nephrology, Dr. Abdel-Kader has a clinical interest in chronic kidney disease and pregnancy in chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Abdel-Kader completed his undergraduate training at Washington University and his medical degree at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson (now Rutgers Medical School). He completed residency in internal medicine with a year as chief resident at Brown University School of Medicine before specializing in nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Abdel-Kader has a master’s in medical education and is pursuing a doctorate in clinical and translational science.

Dr. Abdel-Kader is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation and serves as a reviewer for >10 journals including the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, Journal of Hypertension, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.



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