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Nada Alachkar, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Female  | Languages: English, Arabic

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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower Ross 971
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5029
Fax: 410-614-1643

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670

601 N. Caroline Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Incompatible Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Nephrology, Pancreas Transplant

Research Interests

Biomarker in Kidney transplant; Outcome of deceased donor kidney transplant recipients with positive crossmatch.; Highly sensitized patients: response to desensitization treatments and post transplant outcome.; Late AMR: response to therapy and outcome.; Recurrence of atypical HUS, the role of Eculizumab.; Recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis post kidney transplantation.

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Managing the Health of Kidney Transplant Recipients

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    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Faculty of Medicine-Aleppo Unviersity / MD (1994)


    • Faculty of Medicine-Aleppo Unviersity / Internal Medicine (1997)
    • Wright State University School of Medicine-GME / Internal Medicine (2004)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Nephrology (2008)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    1. Andrew L Singer; Nada Alachkar; Robert A Montgomery; Andrea A Zachary; Reply to "Defining the benefits of desensitization therapy". Transplantation 2013;95(6):e33. 2013
    2. Nada Alachkar; Gaurav Gupta; Robert A Montgomery; Angiotensin antibodies and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. The New England journal of medicine 2013;368(10):971-3. 2013
    3. A Sharif; N Alachkar; E Kraus; Incompatible kidney transplantation: a brief overview of the past, present and future. QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians 2012;105(12):1141-50. 2012
    4. Nada Alachkar; Serena M Bagnasco; Robert A Montgomery; Eculizumab for the treatment of two recurrences of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in a kidney allograft. Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation 2012;25(8):e93-5. 2012
    5. Adnan Sharif; Nada Alachkar; Serena Bagnasco; Duvuru Geetha; Gaurav Gupta; Karl Womer; Lois Arend; Lorraine Racusen; Robert Montgomery; Edward Kraus; Incidence and outcomes of BK virus allograft nephropathy among ABO- and HLA-incompatible kidney transplant recipients. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2012;7(8):1320-7. 2012
    6. Nada Alachkar; Bonnie E Lonze; Andrea A Zachary; Mary J Holechek; Karl Schillinger; Andrew M Cameron; Niraj M Desai; Nabil N Dagher; Dorry L Segev; Robert A Montgomery; et al. Infusion of high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin fails to lower the strength of human leukocyte antigen antibodies in highly sensitized patients. Transplantation 2012;94(2):165-71. 2012
    7. Nyan Latt; Nada Alachkar; Ahmet Gurakar; Hepatitis C virus and its renal manifestations: a review and update. Gastroenterology & hepatology 2012;8(7):434-45. 2012
    8. Adnan Sharif; Andrea A Zachary; Janet Hiller; Dorry Segev; Nada Alachkar; Edward S Kraus; Niraj M Desai; Nabil N Dagher; Andrew L Singer; Robert A Montgomery; Rescue kidney paired donation as emergency salvage for failed desensitization. Transplantation 2012;93(7):e27-9. 2012
    9. Nada Alachkar; Serum and urinary biomarkers in acute kidney transplant rejection. Néphrologie & thérapeutique 2012;8(1):13-9. 2012
    10. Zsolt Szabo; Nada Alachkar; Jinsong Xia; William B Mathews; Hamid Rabb; Molecular imaging of the kidneys. Seminars in nuclear medicine 2011;41(1):20-8. 2011
    11. Nada Alachkar; Hamid Rabb; Bernard G Jaar; Urinary biomarkers in acute kidney transplant dysfunction. Nephron. Clinical practice 2011;118(2):c173-81; discussion c181. 2011
    12. N Alachkar; R Ugarte; E Huang; K L Womer; R Montgomery; E Kraus; H Rabb; Stem cell factor, interleukin-16, and interleukin-2 receptor alpha are predictive biomarkers for delayed and slow graft function. Transplantation proceedings 2010;42(9):3399-405. 2010
    13. C John Sperati; Nada Alachkar; Ronald Rodriguez; Mark Haas; Michael J Choi; Incidental discovery of a renal cell carcinoma on native kidney biopsy. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2010;56(1):175-80. 2010
    14. Post Transplant Day 2 Serum and Urine Inflammatory Biomarkers Predict Early Acute Rejection and Acute Tubular Necrosis on Biopsy and Delayed Graft function; Nada Alachkar, Richard Ugarte, Edmund Huang, Karl Womer, Robert Montgomery, Edward Kraus and Hamid Rabb. Transplant Nephrology and Transplant Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Poster presented at the ASN Renal Week in November 2008

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Ranked first in class of final year of Medical School, Aleppo University


    • American Society of Nephrology
    • American Society of Transplantation¬†
  • Videos & Media +


    Medical Management Kidney Transplant

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