Nissreen Elfadawy MD, MS, FASN, FAST

Adult Transplant Nephrology
Graduated From: 
Alexandria University School of Medicine – Alexandria, Egypt
Current Position: 
Second year Nephrology Fellow, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University
Current Projects: 
Minimizing rate of early hospital re-admission after Kidney Transplantation, and role of Tele-health utilization after kidney transplantation.
What made you decide to work in transplantation?: 
The huge difference in quality of life and improved outcomes after transplantation. The transition from ESRD to kidney transplantation is like giving patients chance for new, healthier and near normal life.
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?: 
Patients’ appreciation and satisfaction. Offering help and support to patients during their most vulnerable time is what I enjoy doing every day. The tireless effort and collaboration between several teams, patient and family with all working hard to make the graft survive is very rewarding. The frequent follow up visits and the strong relation we build with our patients is the most valuable aspect. We become one big family.
Fun Facts: 

Like many international medical grads (IMGs), I had a long journey with Medicine and specially Nephrology. My education/training included 7 years of medical school, 3 years of internal medicine residency, 2 years of nephrology fellowship back home. In addition to 3 years of research fellowship in the field of transplantation, 1 year of kidney transplant fellowship, another 2 years of residency and 2 more years of nephrology fellowship in USA. Total of many years of joy and dedicated learning. I also enjoy fishing and 2000 pcs puzzle. Patience is my virtue!