Are you looking for a kidney specialist in Houston?

Dr. Katafan Achkar, FASN

I would like to introduce myself to you. I am a kidney specialist (nephrologist) and I completed a training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In addition to my professional experience in general nephrology and dialysis, I have keen interests and experiences in the management of kidney transplant patients, dialysis access procedures and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Furthermore, during my four years as Medical Director of the nephrology fellowship program with the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Doha, Qatar, I was significantly involved in the training of young physicians who had a desire to specialize in kidney diseases; this was one of the most rewarding experiences I had during my medical career and it greatly enhanced my skills as a medical educator and a physician.  On a personal note, I enjoy practicing medicine and I love caring for my patients, while concurrently striving to learn and continuously acquiring new knowledge and medical skills. I believe that honesty, compassionate care, knowing your limitation as physician, and actively involving patients in their medical care are great values and virtues  that every physician should provide to their patients.