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Nada Alachkar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Transplant Center


Incompatible Kidney Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Nephrology, Pancreas Transplant

Research Interests

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


  • English
  • Arabic


American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Transplantation
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  • Education +


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


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


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


    • Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
    • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2004)
  • 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


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    Ranked first in class of final year of Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria

    Professional Activities

    My clinical and research interests are finding non invasive tools to diagnose kidney transplant dysfunction.
    Also, managing and monitoring highly sensitized patients to provide a desensitization treatment to enable them to receive deceased donor kidney transplant successfully.
  • Videos & Media +


    Managing the Health of Kidney Transplant Recipients

    Transplant nephrologist Nada Alachkar discusses kidney transplants, candidate eligibility, patient health before and after surgery, quality of life, and Johns Hopkins.

    Medical Management Kidney Transplant

    Transplant nephrologist Nada Alachkar discusses kidney transplants, candidate eligibility, patient health before and after surgery, quality of life, and Johns Hopkins.

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    720 Rutland Avenue
    Ross 971
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5029
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
    Fax: 410-614-1643
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-0670
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