Tariq Shafi, MD, MHS


Houston Methodist Academic Medicine Associates - Nephrology

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Tariq Shafi, MD, MHS

Houston Methodist Academic Medicine Associates - Nephrology

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About Me

As a specialist in kidney diseases and hypertension, I aim to provide individualized, state-of-the-art care for my patients. I recognize the challenges people face with kidney diseases. I hope to provide the best possible advice and education that enables each person to take charge of their health and well-being.

Dr. Shafi is the Head of the Division of Kidney Diseases, Hypertension, & Transplantation and Jerold B. Katz Investigator at the Houston Methodist Hospital.


Dr. Shafi received his medical degree from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1990, followed by Internal Medicine residency training at Detroit’s Wayne State University. After several years in leadership roles at the Detroit Medical Center, Dr. Shafi pursued a nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital and an MHS in Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Shafi joined the Nephrology Division at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2008 and was a faculty member there until 2018. Dr. Shafi then joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center as the John D. Bower Director of the Division of Nephrology and Transplantation, a position he held until 2022 when he moved to Houston Methodist Hospital.


Dr. Shafi is an NIH-funded clinician-scientist focusing on cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes in patients with kidney disease treated with dialysis. Dr. Shafi has extensive expertise in human subjects clinical research, biomarker studies, health services research, and population health. He has been continuously funded by NIH since 2006. Dr. Shafi is a permanent member of the NIH Health Services Quality and Effectiveness (HSQE) Study Section and is a member of the editorial boards of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the American Journal of Medical Sciences, and Kidney360.

Clinical Interests

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dialysis
  • Endstage Renal Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Resistant Hypertension

Accepted Insurance Plans

All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Dow Medical College | 1990
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | 2008
Internal Medicine | American Board of Internal Medicine | 1996
Nephrology | American Board of Internal Medicine | 2008
Specialist in Clinical Hypertension | American Society of Hypertension | 2003
Internal Medicine | Wayne State University | 1996
Nephrology | The Johns Hopkins Hospital


  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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  • Where is Dr. Tariq Shafi located?
    Dr. Tariq Shafi sees patients at the following locations:
    • Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin St., Ste 1101, Houston, TX 77030
  • What languages do Dr. Tariq Shafi and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Tariq Shafi and/or office staff speak English