George M. Nassar, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship, Emory University
Internship, Emory University
MD, American University of Beirut
Publications

Management of transposed arteriovenous fistula swing point stenosis at the basilic vein angle of transposition by stent grafts
Nassar, GM, Beathard, G, Rhee, E, Khan, AJ & Nguyen, B 2017, Journal of Vascular Access, vol 18, no. 6, pp. 482-487. DOI: 10.5301/jva.5000770

Endovascular stents in the management of dialysis vascular access
Nassar, GM 2017, . in Innovations in Dialysis Vascular Access Surgery. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 267-290.

Open Repair and Venous Inflow Plication of the Arteriovenous Fistula Is Effective in Treating Vascular Steal Syndrome
Patel, MS, Davies, MG, Nassar, GM & Naoum, JJ 2015, Annals of Vascular Surgery, vol 29, no. 5, pp. 927-933. DOI: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.12.042

Percutaneous Thrombectomy of AVF: Immediate Success and Long-term Patency Rates
Nassar, GM, Rhee, E, Khan, AJ, Nguyen, B, Achkar, K & Beathard, G 2015, Seminars in Dialysis, vol 28, no. 2, pp. E15-E22. DOI: 10.1111/sdi.12336

Outcomes of Cephalic Arch Stenosis With and Without Stent Placement after Percutaneous Balloon Angioplasty in Hemodialysis Patients
Dukkipati, R, Lee, L, Atray, N, Kajani, R, Nassar, G & Kalantar-Zadeh, K 2015, Seminars in Dialysis, vol 28, no. 1, pp. E7-E10. DOI: 10.1111/sdi.12310

Outcomes of Arteriovenous Grafts Following Simultaneous Thrombectomy and Stent Graft Placement Across the Venous Anastomosis
Nassar, GM, Suki, D, Rhee, E, Khan, AJ, Nguyen, B & Achkar, K 2014, Seminars in Dialysis. DOI: 10.1111/sdi.12254

A comparison between the HeRO graft and conventional arteriovenous grafts in hemodialysis patients
Nassar, GM, Glickman, MH, Mclafferty, RB, Kevin Croston, J, Zarge, JI, Katzman, HE, Peden, EK, Lawson, JH, Martinez, JM & Thackeray, L 2014, Seminars in Dialysis, vol 27, no. 3, pp. 310-318. DOI: 10.1111/sdi.12173

Preventing and Treating Inflammation: Role of Dialysis Access Management
Nassar, GM 2013, Seminars in Dialysis, vol 26, no. 1, pp. 28-30. DOI: 10.1111/sdi.12023

Bardoxolone methyl in type 2 diabetes and stage 4 chronic kidney disease
De Zeeuw, D, Akizawa, T, Audhya, P, Bakris, GL, Chin, M, Christ-Schmidt, H, Goldsberry, A, Houser, M, Krauth, M, Lambers Heerspink, HJ, McMurray, JJ, Meyer, CJ, Parving, HH, Remuzzi, G, Toto, RD, Vaziri, ND, Wanner, C, Wittes, J, Wrolstad, D, Chertow, GM, Toto, B, McCullough, P, Ivanovich, P, Ketteler, M, Lachin, J, McGill, J, Agarwal, R, Anker, S, Arenillas, JF, Januzzi, J, Jardine, A, Kasner, S, Kissela, B, Kolansky, D, Mann, J, Thadhani, R, Champion de Crespigny, P, Chan, DT, DAlmeida, E, Fraser, I, Gray, N, Holt, S, Irish, A, Isbel, N, Kerr, P, Packham, D, Phoon, R, Pollock, C, Roger, S, Suranyi, M, Walker, R, Wittert, G, Yue, D, Balcke, P, Prager, R, Schernthaner, G, Schernthaner, G, Sunder-Plassmann, G, Jadoul, M, Krzesinski, JM, Peeters, P, Van der Niepen, P, Van Gaal, L, Van Vlem, B, Warling, X, Chow, S, Cournoyer, S, Dumas, R, Jolly, S, Levin, A, McMahon, A, Mehta, H, Ooi, TC, Perkins, D, Roy, L, Sapir, D, Tam, P, Bartaskova, D, Hemzsky, L, Kubina, D, Szabo, M, Tesar, V, Combe, C, Faller, B, Fauvel, JP, Halimi, JM, Hourmant, M, Le Meur, Y, Urena-Torres, P, Zaoui, P, Al-Sarraf, S, Burst, V, Degenhardt, S, Kempe, HP, Kleophas, W, Kosch, C, Krumme, B, Kuhlmann, M, Pistrosch, F, Rambausek, M, Schmidt-Guertler, H, Segiet, T, Sommerer, C, Vielhauer, V, Wanner, C, Beberashvili, I, Benchetrit, S, Herskovits, T, Karnieli, E, Levin-Iaina, N, Mosenzon, O, Tsur, A, van Dijk, DJ, Wainstein, J, Yagil, Y, Yerushalmi, Y, Colussi, G, Conte, G, Di Luca, M, Giovambatista, C, Messa, P, Pani, A, Pisani, A, Rapana, MR, Ruggenenti, P, Villa, G, Zoccali, C, Correa-Rotter, R, Diaz-Escobedo, SL, Garcia, P, Gonzalez Galvez, G, Obrador Vera, GT, Rico, R, Calero, F, Cigarran, S, de Alvaro, F, de Francisco, AL, Egido, J, Fernandez, E, Fernandez Vega, F, Fort, J, Galan Serrano, A, Gorriz Teruel, JL, Martinez, I, Martinez Castelao, A, Munar, MA, Navarro, J, Nieto, J, Osuna, A, Pascual, J, Portoles, J, Praga, M, Vallés, M, Fellstrom, B, Frisenette-Fich, C, Hadimeri, H, Stenvinkel, P, Svensson, M, Weiss, L, Adamson, K, Dornhorst, A, El Kossi, M, Gnudi, L, Hendry, B, Johnson, A, Joseph, F, Kalra, P, Marshall, S, Mikhail, A, Myint, KS, Soran, H, Taal, M, Zehnder, D, Abbott, L, Acharya, A, Ahmed, Z, Aiello, J, Akom, M, Ali, S, Alzohaili, O, Anderson, L, Anderson, S, Anger, M, Appel, G, Arakaki, RF, Arif, A, Assefi, AR, Atray, N, Awad, A, Barranco, E, Belledonne, MO, Belo, D, Bernardo, M, Bernstein, R, Bhalla, V, Bhatia, D, Black, RM, Block, G, Blondin, J, Blumenthal, SS, Bononi, P, Brantley, RR, Bresssler, P, Broumand, V, Brusco, O, Buerkert, J, Burgos-Calderon, R, Campbell, R, Canas, G, Cangiano, J, Cherlin, R, Chilakapati, V, Comunale, R, Coyne, D, Crawford, PW, Darwish, R, Deeb, W, Denker, PS, Desai, S, Desouza, C, Diamond, S, Dixon, BS, Durham, JH, Eisner, G, Elder, JG, El-Shahawy, M, Fadda, G, Fitz-Patrick, D, Fonseca, V, Fraser, NJ, Frei, G, Fried, L, Galindo-Ramos, E, Germain, M, Ghantous, W, Gilbert, JM, Gillum, D, Godwin, J, Goel, A, Goldfarb, DS, Graf, RJ, Greenwood, T, Guasch, A, Hanna, A, Harper, K, Herman, T, Hilton, T, Hines, T, Hoggard, J, Hootkins, R, Huseman, R, Israelit, A, Jamal, A, Kant, K, Kaptein, E, Kathresal, A, Kaupke, J, Kaveh, K, Kaye, W, Keightley, GE, Keith, K, Khairullah, Q, Kondle, V, Kopyt, N, Krishna, G, Lawrence, MK, LeBeau, M, Leehey, DJ, Levine, MM, Levinson, D, Lew, SQ, Lewis, D, Linfert, D, Liss, K, Lund, R, Madeleine, P, Mahmood, K, Martin, ER, Martinez, C, Mayeda, SO, Mendez, R, Middleton, J, Molitch, ME, Moncrief, J, Moustafa, M, Muoneke, R, Murray, AV, Murugan, TS, Nammour, TM, Nassar, G, Navaneethan, S, Newman, J, Nossuli, A, Nwakoby, I, Osama, S, Ouseph, R, Parker, J, Parnes, E, Patel, N, Pergola, P, Perlman, A, Perry, RG, Petrillo, R, Prabhakar, S, Purighalla, RS, Quesada-Suarez, L, Rabiei, A, Raskin, P, Rastogi, A, Reisin, E, Rekhi, A, Rivera-Colon, L, Rizk, D, Rodelas, R, Roer, D, Rosas, S, Ross, DL, Rovner, S, Sackel, H, Sader, S, Santos, P, Schmidt, R, Shafik, S, Shakeel, M, Sharon, Z, Silva, AL, Silva, A, Singh, B, Smith, M, Solomon, R, Soman, S, Spinowitz, B, Sprague, SM, Spry, L, Stonesifer, L, Streja, D, Suchinda, P, Sun, C, Thakar, CV, Trespalacios, F, Tumlin, JA, Van Buren, P, Vernace, M, Vicks, S, Warren, M, Weiss, D, Welker, J, Winston, JA, Wombolt, DG, Wood, M, Wu, M, Wynne, A, Yu, H & Zabaneh, RI 2013, New England Journal of Medicine, vol 369, no. 26, pp. 2492-2503. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1306033

Venous angioplasty
Nassar, GM 2012, . in Vascular Access for the General Nephrologist. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 291-305.

Characteristics of biofilm on tunneled cuffed hemodialysis catheters in the presence and absence of clinical infection
Ramanathan, V, Riosa, S, Al-Sharif, AH, Mansouri, MD, Tranchina, A, Kayyal, T, Abreo, AP, Aslam, S, Nassar, G & Darouiche, RO 2012, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol 60, no. 6, pp. 976-982. DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2012.06.003

Geringere anzahl von dosisveränderungen bei einmal monatlicher verabreichung von C.E.R.A. bei patienten mit chronischer niereninsuffizienz
Mann, JFE, De Francisco, A, Nassar, G & Canaud, B 2012, Nieren- und Hochdruckkrankheiten, vol 41, no. 9, pp. 367-374. DOI: 10.5414/NHX01452

Fewer dose changes with once-monthly C.E.R.A. in patients with chronic kidney disease
Mann, JFE, de Francisco, A, Nassar, G & Canaud, B 2011, Clinical Nephrology, vol 76, no. 1, pp. 9-15. DOI: 10.5414/CN106847

Long-term performance of the hemodialysis reliable outflow (hero) device: The 56-month follow-up of the first clinical trial patient
Nassar, GM 2010, Seminars in Dialysis, vol 23, no. 2, pp. 229-232. DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2010.00713.x

Healthcare expenditure and resource utilization in patients with anaemia and chronic kidney disease: A retrospective claims database analysis
Wish, J, Schulman, K, Law, A & Nassar, G 2009, Kidney and Blood Pressure Research, vol 32, no. 2, pp. 110-118. DOI: 10.1159/000213166

Endovascular Management of the "Failing to Mature" Arteriovenous Fistula
Nassar, GM 2008, Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, vol 11, no. 3, pp. 175-180. DOI: 10.1053/j.tvir.2008.09.004

Postdialysis outcomes associated with consistent anemia treatment in predialysis patients with chronic kidney disease
Wish, JB, Nassar, GM, Schulman, K, del Aguila, M & Provenzano, R 2008, Clinical Nephrology, vol 69, no. 4, pp. 251-259.

C.E.R.A. corrects anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease not on dialysis: Results of a randomized clinical trial
Macdougall, IC, Walker, R, Provenzano, R, de Alvaro, F, Locay, HR, Nader, PC, Locatelli, F, Dougherty, FC, Beyer, U, Altieri, P, Amato, M, Annerstedt, M, Balducci, A, Barre, P, Breen, C, Brown, E, Burgos-Calderon, R, Carpenito, G, Choukroun, G, Craver, L, Culleton, B, de Alvaro, F, Deferrari, G, del Pino y Pino, M, Dragoun, GP, Durand, D, Esnault, V, Evenepoel, P, Faller, B, Fine, A, Fischer, D, Formica, M, Frei, U, Frenken, L, Golper, T, Hagen, C, Hahn, K, Harris, K, Imbasciati, E, Jacquot, C, Jolly, S, Kaysen, G, Kerr, P, Kessler, M, Kopyt, N, Kovesdy, C, Kraut, J, Kwan, J, Lafayette, R, Laville, M, Levin, A, Locatelli, F, Locay, HR, Lok, C, Macdougall, IC, MacPhee, I, Franco, JEM, Castelao, AM, McMahon, A, Ruiz, EM, Muirhead, N, Murphy, S, Nader, PC, Nassar, GM, Noble, S, Papadakis, G, Papadakis, I, Penfield, J, Pichette, V, Provenzano, R, Pylypchuk, G, Risler, T, Puyol, DR, Rosansky, S, Sakellariou, G, Schmidt, R, Siamopoulos, K, Solomon, R, Spinowitz, B, Stegmayr, B, Suranyi, M, Tam, P, Tobe, S, Vargemezis, V, Vela, C, Villa, G, Walker, R, Warr, K, Wijeyesinghe, C, Woitas, R & Zoccali, C 2008, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol 3, no. 2, pp. 337-347. DOI: 10.2215/CJN.00480107

Intravenous methoxy polyethylene glycol-epoetin beta for haemoglobin control in patients with chronic kidney disease who are on dialysis: a randomised non-inferiority trial (MAXIMA)
Levin, NW, Fishbane, S, Cañedo, FV, Zeig, S, Nassar, GM, Moran, JE, Villa, G, Beyer, U & Oguey, D 2007, Lancet, vol 370, no. 9596, pp. 1415-1421. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61599-2

What should nephrologists do to maximize the use of arteriovenous fistulas?
Nassar, GM 2006, Seminars in dialysis, vol 19, no. 3, pp. 207-209. DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2006.00156.x