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Wadi N. Suki, MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Houston Methodist


Biography

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.

Publications

Chronic kidney disease in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in an urban cohort
Brito, RM, Nguyen, DT, Johnson, JR, Lai, EJ, Castro, RE, Albert, AM, Barnes, AS, Graviss, EA & Suki, WN 2019, PloS one, vol. 14, no. 4, e0215575, pp. e0215575. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0215575

Cross-sectional evaluation of the relationship between Vitamin D status and supplement use across levels of kidney function in adults
Moore, LW, Suki, WN, Lunsford, KE, Sabek, O, Knight, RJ & Gaber, AO 2019, BMJ open, vol. 9, no. 2, e022471. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022471

Disparate outcomes observed within Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) acute kidney injury stage 1
Sparrow, HG, Swan, JT, Moore, LW, Gaber, AO & Suki, WN 2019, Kidney International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2018.11.030

Suitability of Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate for Live Kidney Donor Selection
Akhimiona, CO, Nguyen, DT, Graviss, EA, Gaber, AO & Suki, WN 2018, Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 50, no. 10, pp. 3071-3075. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.09.013

Change in QTC Interval after Kidney Transplantation; Mechanisms and Outcomes
Lai, E, Acharya, V, Nguyen, DTM, Graviss, EA, Gaber, AO & Suki, WN 2018, Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, vol. 3, no. 121. https://doi.org/10.4172/2475-7640.1000121

Clinical and pathologic outcomes of incidental IgA glomerular deposits (IgAGD) in donated kidneys in an ethnically diverse region of the USA
Gaber, LW, Khan, F, Barrios, R, Truong, L, Graviss, E, Nguyen, DTM & Suki, W 2018, Transplantation, vol. 102.

A Cross-sectional Evaluation of the Relationship Between Vitamin D Status and Supplement Use Across Levels of Kidney Function in Adults: Vitamin D Status, Supplements, and Kidney function
Moore, LW, Suki, WN, Lunsford, KE, Sabek, O, Knight, RJ & Gaber, AO 2018, BMJ.

Comparison of the Estimated and Measured Glomerular Filtration Rate in Kidney Donor Candidates
Akhimiona, C, Suki, W, Nguyen, D & Graviss, E 2017, . in Am J Transplant. vol. 17, pp. 789-790, 2017 American Transplant Congress, 4/30/17.

Evaluation of Carotid Ultrasonography Screening Among Kidney Transplant Candidates: A Single-Center, Retrospective Study
Rossitter, CW, Vigo, RB, Gaber, AO, Swan, JT & Suki, WN 2017, Transplantation Direct, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. e135. https://doi.org/10.1097/TXD.0000000000000649

Phosphorus Regulation in Chronic Kidney Disease
Suki, WN & Moore, LW 2016, Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 6-9. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-12-4s1-6

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/tri.12791

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. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.114.102715

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. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.04.013

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. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0b013e318288e18e

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, L & Patel, SJ 2012, Kidney International, vol. 82, no. 5, pp. 598-604. https://doi.org/10.1038/ki.2012.190

Initial survival data of kidney transplant patients with pre-transplant monoclonal gammopathy
Soltero, L, Carbajal, H, Xu, S, Mccarthy, J, Suki, WN, Gaber, AO & Adrogué, HE 2012, Clinical Transplantation, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 300-304. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0012.2011.01539.x

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 & Gaber, AO 2011, Clinical Transplantation, vol. 25, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0012.2010.01393.x

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1594.2010.01178.x

Cardioprotective medication use after renal transplantation
Dawson, KL, Patel, SJ, Putney, D, Suki, WN & Gaber, AO 2010, Clinical Transplantation, vol. 24, no. 6. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-0012.2010.01297.x

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a kidney transplant: A rare complication of sirolimus
Kadikoy, H, Paolini, M, Achkar, K, Suki, WN, Gaber, AO, Anwar, N, Jeroudi, A, Barrios, R & Abdellatif, A 2010, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 2795-2798. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfq265

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