Emaad M Abdel-Rahman

Emaad M Abdel-Rahman, MBBS

Call 434.924.1984
Primary Location:
Kidney Center Clinic

Fifth Floor

1300 Jefferson Park Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

ABMS Certification:
Internal Medicine, 1995; Nephrology, 1996
Research Interests:

Geriatric Nephrology, acute kidney injury; in-center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, clinical trials

Clinical Practice:
Glomerulonephritis, Hyponatremia, Kidney Failure (Renal Failure or Insufficiency), Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones), Nephrotic Syndrome, In-center Hemodialysis, Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Kidney Care
Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
Emaad Abdel-Rahman, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine in the division of nephrology since 1996. His main role is as a clinician. He has also been involved in multiple clinical trials, as well as in educating students, residents and fellow physicians. He has been recognized with several clinical awards, including the department of medicine and the Dean Award for Clinical Excellence, and department of medicine Mentoring Excellence award. He has served on the Advisory Geriatric Nephrology Committee and as a member of the steering committee of the “Kidney Health Initiative” at the American Society of Nephrology. He is the medical director of the Kidney Center clinics and dialysis unit at University Hospital as well as the section chief for Geriatric Nephrology. Dr. Abdel-Rahman’s areas of clinical interest include kidney diseases in the elderly, managing dialysis patients, both in-center and home dialysis, diseases of glomeruli and acute and chronic kidney diseases.
Dr. Abdel-Rahman was born in Lawrence, Kansas, and earned his medical degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He finished his medical residency and renal fellowship in Egypt, where he worked as a nephrologist for couple of years before returning to the USA. In the USA, he did a second medical residency in Ohio, followed by a clinical and research fellowship at the University of Wisconsin before joining the faculty at UVA.
Dr. Abdel-Rahman lives with his wife (a retired UVA faculty member) and his twin adult children, who are currently UVA students.  
  • 2016-2018 “Top Doctors”, Castle Connolly Medical LTD
  • 2017 SOM Dean's Award for Clinical Excellence
  • 2017 Mentoring Excellence Award, DOM
  • 2016 Member, Steering Committee of American Society of Nephrology (ASN) “Kidney Health Initiative: Prioritizing Symptoms of ESRD Patients for Developing Therapeutic Interventions” 
  • 2011-2014 Member, American Society of Nephrology Advisory Geriatric Nephrology Committee
  • 2011 Outstanding Clinical Award, SOM
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1982
Internal Medicine, North Eastern Ohio University
Nephrology, University of Wisconsin, 1996