Wadi N. Suki, MD

Professor of Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Program Director, Nephrology Residency, Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Suki is the Program Director of Houston Methodist Hospital's Nephrology Fellowship Program. He received his medical degree from the American University of Beirut School of Medicine, and completed his post-doctoral training in Internal Medicine, and Hypertension and Nephrology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Suki has served as a consultant to and member of the Board of Directors of a number of governmental agencies, voluntary health organizations and professional organizations. He has also served and continues to serve on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. Dr. Suki has written more than 250 scientific publications addressing many aspects of renal physiology and disease, including hypertension and diabetes. His contributions have been recognized by such awards as the President's Medal of the American Society of Nephrology, 1991, The David M. Hume Award of the National Kidney Foundation, 1994, and President of the American Society of Nephrology, 1997-1998.


Disparate rates of acute rejection and donor-specific antibodies among high-immunologic risk renal transplant subgroups receiving antithymocyte globulin induction
Patel, SJ, Suki, WN, Loucks-DeVos, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Knight, RJ, Kuten, SA, Moore, LW, Teeter, LD, Gaber, LW & Gaber, AO 2016, Transplant International, vol 29, no. 8, pp. 897-908. DOI:

Association of dietary phosphate and serum phosphorus concentration by levels of kidney function
Moore, LW, Nolte, JV, Gaber, AO & Suki, WN 2015, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol 102, no. 2, pp. 444-453. DOI:

Gastrointestinal phosphate handling in CKD and its association with cardiovascular disease
Weinman, EJ, Light, PD & Suki, WN 2013, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol 62, no. 5, pp. 1006-1011. DOI:

Cross-sectional and case-control analyses of the association of kidney function staging with adverse postoperative outcomes in general and vascular surgery
Gaber, AO , Moore, LW, Aloia, TA, Suki, WN, Jones, SL, Graviss, EA, Knight, RJ & Bass, BL 2013, Annals of Surgery, vol 258, no. 1, pp. 169-177. DOI:

Donor-specific HLA-DQ antibodies may contribute to poor graft outcome after renal transplantation
Devos, JM, Gaber, AO, Knight, RJ, Land, GA, Suki, WN, Gaber, LW & Patel, SJ 2012, Kidney International, vol 82, no. 5, pp. 598-604. DOI:

Initial survival data of kidney transplant patients with pre-transplant monoclonal gammopathy
Soltero, L, Carbajal, H, Xu, J, Mccarthy, J, Suki, WN, Gaber, AO & Adrogué, HE 2012, Clinical Transplantation, vol 26, no. 2, pp. 300-304. DOI:

Rabbit antithymocyte induction and dosing in deceased donor renal transplant recipients over 60yr of age
Patel, SJ, Knight, RJ, Suki, WN, Abdellatif, A, Duhart, BT, Krauss, AG, Mannan, S, Nezakatgoo, N & Osama Gaber, A 2011, Clinical Transplantation, vol 25, no. 3. DOI:

Introduction of New Technologies for the Treatment of Diabetic Complications: Cryoreactive Albumin Removal Apheresis
Nosé, Y, Ohta, K, Suki, WN, Takaba, J & Miyamoto, H 2011, Artificial Organs, vol 35, no. 1, pp. 4-8. DOI:

Cardioprotective medication use after renal transplantation
Dawson, KL, Patel, SJ, Putney, D, Suki, WN & Osama Gaber, A 2010, Clinical Transplantation, vol 24, no. 6. DOI:

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a kidney transplant: A rare complication of sirolimus
Kadikoy, H, Paolini, M, Achkar, K, Suki, W, Gaber, AO, Anwar, N, Jeroudi, A, Barrios, R & Abdellatif, A 2010, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol 25, no. 8, pp. 2795-2798. DOI:

A Randomized, Parallel, Open-Label Study to Compare Once-Daily Sevelamer Carbonate Powder Dosing With Thrice-Daily Sevelamer Hydrochloride Tablet Dosing in CKD Patients on Hemodialysis
Fishbane, S, Delmez, J, Suki, WN, Hariachar, SK, Heaton, J, Chasan-Taber, S, Plone, MA & Moe, S 2010, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol 55, no. 2, pp. 307-315. DOI:

Bortezomib in kidney transplant desensitization: a case report.
Raghavan, R, Jeroudi, A, Achkar, K, Suki, W, Gaber, AO, Knight, R, Land, G, Dilioglou, S, Patel, S & Abdellatif, A 2009, Clinical transplants, pp. 339-342.

Response to 'Lack of mortality benefit with sevelamer'
Suki, WN 2008, Kidney International, vol 73, no. 9, pp. 1093-1094. DOI:

Effects of Sevelamer and Calcium-Based Phosphate Binders on Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial
Suki, WN 2008, Journal of Renal Nutrition, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 91-98. DOI:

Early-onset rhabdomyolysis related to daptomycin use
Patel, SJ, Samo, TC & Suki, WN 2007, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, vol 30, no. 5, pp. 472-474. DOI:

Effects of sevelamer and calcium-based phosphate binders on mortality in hemodialysis patients
Suki, WN, Zabaneh, R, Cangiano, JL, Reed, J, Fischer, D, Garrett, L, Ling, BN, Chasan-Taber, S, Dillon, MA, Blair, AT & Burke, SK 2007, Kidney International, vol 72, no. 9, pp. 1130-1137. DOI:

Lymphoid cell proliferation in renal transplants: Biologic and diagnostic implications
Akgun, H, Ozcan, A, Chirala, M, Zhai, J, Shen, SS, Suki, WN & Truong, LD 2007, Clinical Transplantation, vol 21, no. 4, pp. 472-480. DOI:

Ferric gluconate is highly efficacious in anemic hemodialysis patients with high serum ferritin and low transferrin saturation: Results of the Dialysis Patients' Response to IV Iron with Elevated Ferritin (DRIVE) study
Coyne, DW, Kapoian, T, Suki, W, Singh, AK, Moran, JE, Dahl, NV & Rizkala, AR 2007, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol 18, no. 3, pp. 975-984. DOI:

Are gadolinium-based contrast media nephrotoxic? A renal biopsy study
Akgun, H, Gonlusen, G, Cartwright, J, Suki, WN & Truong, LD 2006, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 130, no. 9, pp. 1354-1357.

Immunoglobulin therapy for plasma cell-rich rejection in the renal allograft
Adrogue, HE, Soltero, L, Land, GA, Ramanathan, V, Truong, LD & Suki, WN 2006, Transplantation, vol 82, no. 4, pp. 567-569. DOI: