Emaad M. Abdel-Rahman, PhD, MS, MBBS

Emaad M. Abdel-Rahman, PhD, MS, MBBS


Professor of Medicine

MBBS, 1982: Ain Shams University, Egypt
Residency: North Eastern Ohio University
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin
Certification: Internal Medicine 1995, Nephrology 1996

434-924-5125 | Fax 434-924-5848 | ea6n@virginia.edu

Since joining the University of Virginia in 1996, I have served as the Medical Director of several of the dialysis units including the Peritoneal Dialysis unit and the Kidney Center Hemodialysis Unit. Currently, I am Medical Director of the Augusta Medical Center (AMC) hemodialysis facility, and the first chief of the Section of Nephrology at AMC, UVa Nephrology. This newly-developed section is an outreach activity of the UVa Nephrology Division to offer the University's expertise to communities residing further away from the University main grounds. The service includes an active patient service, a clinic staffed by three nephrologists and a nurse practitioner, an active hemodialysis unit with 16 stations working three shifts daily, and an educational component for the second-year nephrology fellows.

My clinical and research interests in recent years have focused on the newly-developing field of Geriatric Nephrology, especially care of elderly patients on hemodialysis. I have conducted research dealing with predicting function and disability in elderly dialysis patients, screening for falls in elderly hemodialysis patients, and screening for depression in that population. I continue to work as a clinical nephrologist following clinic patients with chronic kidney disease with a focus on delaying progression of kidney disease.

PubMed Search for articles by faculty member »

Abdel-Rahman E, Holley JL. A review of the effects of growth hormone changes on symptoms of frailty in the elderly with chronic kidney disease. Semin Dial. 2009;22:532-538.

Balogun RA, Abdel-Rahman EM. Successful maintenance hemodialysis in nonagenarians with end-stage renal disease and preexisting comorbidities. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57:174-175.

Abdel-Rahman EM, Abadir PM, Siragy HM. Regulation of renal 12(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid in diabetes by angiotensin AT1 and AT2 receptors. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008;295:R1473-1478.

Baruch M, Kwon KW, Abdel-Rahman E, Isaacs R. The structure of the radial pulse - a novel noninvasive ambulatory blood pressure device. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;125:40-42.

Abdel-Rahman EM, Siragy HM. AT2 renal aspects: handbook of experimental pharmacology. In: Unger T, Scholkens BA, eds. Angiotensin-Vol 1. New York: Springer; 2004:423-448.

Abdel-Rahman EM, Bolton WK. Pimagedine: a novel therapy for diabetic nephropathy. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2002;11:565-574.

Millatt LJ, Abdel-Rahman EM, Siragy HM. Angiotensin II and nitric oxide: a question of balance. Regul Pept. 1999 May 31;81(1-3):1-10. Review.

Rosner MH, Helmandollar A, Evans R, Abdel-Rahman EM. Phosphate clearance using parallel-placed hemodialyzers. Hemodial Int. 2002:(6): In Proceedings of the 8th International Hemodialysis Symposium.

Abdel-Rahman EM, Moorthy AV. The clinical spectrum of acute renal failure: ARF in burns. In: Molitoris B, Finn W. A Companion to Brenner & Rector's The Kidney. 6th ed. New York: Saunders; 2001.

Bolton WK, Abdel-Rahman EM. Pathogenesis of focal glomerulosclerosis. Nephron. 2001;88:6-13.

Abdel-Rahman EM, Wakeen M, Zimmerman SW. Characteristics of long-term peritoneal dialysis survivors: 18 years experience in one center. Perit Dial Int. 1997;17:151-156.

Abdel-Rahman EM, Moorthy AV. End-stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with eating disorders. Clin Nephrol. 1997;47:106-111.

Taylor CA 3rd, Abdel-Rahman E, Zimmerman SW, Johnson CA. Clinical pharmacokinetics during continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Clin Pharmacokinet. 1996;31:293-308.

Wilke RA, Salisbury S, Abdel-Rahman E, Brazy PC. Lupus-like autoimmune disease associated with silicosis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 1996;11:1835-1838.