Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center - Houston, TX

Katafan Achkar, MD

Clinical Expertise

  • Nephrology
  • Transplant nephrology
  • Dialysis vascular access interventional procedures
  • Living Donor Desensitization

Selected Professional Activity

  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society for Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics

Research Interest

  • Endovascular treatment of immature arteriovenous fistulas as salvage therapy
  • Antibody management of highly sensitized patients
  • Donor specific antibody occurrence post transplant


  • Damascus University Medical School, Syria
  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Dr. Achkar is a nephrologist at the Methodist Transplant Center and Baylor College of Medicine with additional clinical expertise in dialysis access interventional procedures. After graduating from medical school at Damascus University in Syria, Dr. Achkar completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Achkar’s professional society memberships include the American Society of Hematology and the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. His research interests include therapies for salvaging arteriovenous fistulas and specialty therapies for lowering antibody levels of sensitized patients.