Department of Pediatrics

Division of Nephrology

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Division's Overview

Provides state-of-the-art treatment to all children with acute and chronic renal disease, including peritoneal- and hemodialysis and renal transplantation in collaboration with surgical and other medical services.

The aim of the Department of Pediatric Medicine is to establish and advance the provision of pediatric clinical care for children 0-18 years of age with the highest quality, safety, and excellence at every patient encounter. However, for patients with potentially difficult and complex transition to adult care such as children with congenital heart disease, diabetes or other conditions, care will be provided up to 21 years of age. In achieving our aim to provide care with the highest quality, safety, and excellence, the scope of service at the Sidra Medical and Research Center will be focused on the tertiary and quaternary levels of specialized pediatric medical care, including complex, state-of-the-art procedures and therapies based on evidence and best practices and, where appropriate, on carefully designed, ethically approved experimental approaches provided by a highly trained international health care team. As such, Department of Pediatric Medicine will closely network with its tertiary care partner, the Hamad Medical Corporation (Hamad General Hospital, Women’s Hospital and Heart Hospital) in Doha. In addition, it will also network with the primary care services (e.g. Primary Health Care Corporation) and secondary care services at Al Khor Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital and the other hospitals in the Hamad Medical Corporation network.

Division's Services

Acute and chronic renal disease

Peritoneal- and Hemodialysis

Renal Transplantation

Sidra outpatient clinic location map

“Patients and family members, if you are visiting the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, please follow the directions provided in this map for accurate directions. We ensure this map is always current and updated with any changes in routes.”

The Department of Pediatric Medicine will ensure compliance with the standards set by the Sidra Quality Department and the directives of the Supreme Council of Health for the wait times and the length of stay (LOS). The directives from the Supreme Council of Health currently require that all patients seen in outpatient clinics be attended to within the 30 minutes of their appointment. Length of stay targets will be set by each division in the Department of Pediatric.


Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm
abubakr imam

Abubakr Imam

Division Chief - Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension

ibrahim shatat

Ibrahim Shatat

Medical Director - Nephrology and Hypertension

ahmad kaddourah

Ahmad Kaddourah

Consultant Attending Physician

Publications by the division

Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of cardiorenal syndrome in children with dilated cardiomyopathy: a report from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry

Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 Dec; 30(12):2177-88...
Kaddourah A, Goldstein SL, Lipshultz SE, Wilkinson JD, Sleeper LA, Lu M, Colan SD, Towbin JA, Aydin SI, Rossano J, Everitt MD, Gossett JG, Rusconi P, Kantor PF, Singh RK, Jefferies JL

Published: 30 December 2015
Author(s): Ahmad Kaddourah

Urinary Biomarker Incorporation into the Renal Angina Index Early in ICU Admission Optimizes Acute Kidney Injury Prediction in Critically Ill Children: A Prospective Cohort Study

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Apr;31(4):586-94...
Menon S, Goldstein S MD1, Mottes T, Fei L, Kaddourah A, Terrell T, Arnold P, Bennett M, and Basu R.

Published: 20 April 2016
Author(s): Ahmad Kaddourah

Novel Urinary Tubular Injury Markers Reveal an Evidence of Underlying Kidney Injury in Children with Reduced Left Ventricular Systolic Function: A Pilot Study

2016 Oct;31(10):1637-45...
Kaddourah A, Goldstein S, Basu R, Nehus E, Terrell T, Brunner L, Bennett M, Haffner C, Jefferies L.

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Published: 31 October 2016
Author(s): Ahmad Kaddourah

Identifying evidence of cardio-renal syndrome in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy using cystatin C.

Neuromuscul Disord. 2016 Oct;26(10):637-642...
Villa CR, Kaddourah A, Mathew J, Ryan TD, Wong BL, Goldstein SL, Jefferies JL

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Published: 1 October 2016
Author(s): Ahmad Kaddourah

Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children and Young Adults

November 18, 2016DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1611391...
Ahmad Kaddourah, M.D., Rajit K. Basu, M.D., Sean M. Bagshaw, M.D., and Stuart L. Goldstein

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Published: 18 November 2016
Author(s): Ahmad Kaddourah

Renin Angiotensin System Blocker Fetopathy: A Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium Report

J Pediatr. 2015 Oct;167(4):881-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.05.045....
Nadeem S, Hashmat S, Defreitas MJ, Westreich KD, Shatat IF, Selewski DT, Onder AM, Chiang M, Weaver DJ Jr, Steinke J, Barcia J, Hernandez J, Hidalgo G, Ingraham SE, Abitbol CL, Pan C, Greenbaum LA

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Published: 1 October 2015
Author(s): Ibrahim Shatat

Vitamin D in incident nephrotic syndrome: a Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium study

Pediatr Nephrol. 2016 Mar;31(3):465-72. doi: 10.1007/s00467-015-3236-x....
Selewski DT, Chen A, Shatat IF, Pais P, Greenbaum LA, Geier P, Nelson RD, Kiessling SG, Brophy PD, Quiroga A, Seifert ME, Straatmann CE, Mahan JD, Ferris ME, Troost JP, Gipson DS

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Published: 31 March 2016
Author(s): Ibrahim Shatat

Incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of opportunistic infections in pediatric renal transplant recipients

Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Feb;20(1):44-8. doi: 10.1111/petr.12625...
Jordan CL, Taber DJ, Kyle MO, Connelly J, Pilch NW, Fleming J, Meadows HB, Bratton CF, Nadig SN, McGillicuddy JW, Chavin KD, Baliga PK, Shatat IF, Twombley K

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Published: 20 February 2016
Author(s): Ibrahim Shatat

Gut microbiome and kidney disease: a bidirectional relationship

Pediatr Nephrol. 2016 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] Review....
Al Khodor S, Shatat IF

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Published: 29 April 2016
Author(s): Ibrahim Shatat

Changes in Urine Microalbumin-to-Creatinine Ratio in Children with Sickle Cell Disease over Time

Front Pediatr. 2016 Oct 7;4:106...
Shatat IF, Qanungo S, Hudson S, Laken MA, Hailpern SM

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Published: 7 October 2016
Author(s): Ibrahim Shatat

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