Khaled Abdel-Kader
Last active: 11/29/2018


Dr. Abdel-Kader's research interests include geriatric nephrology, quality of life in chronic kidney disease (CKD), quality of care in non-dialysis dependent CKD, health information technology including electronic health records (EHR) and clinical decision support systems (CDSS). He's received federal and foundational grants to fund this research including a K23 career development award, a Norman Coplon Satellite Grant award, and an R01 award. His publications have included manuscripts in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Critical Care Medicine, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and the Journal of Hypertension among others. He is an associate editor for BMC Nephrology and is a member of the editorial board of CJASN.

As a nephrologist, Dr. Abdel-Kader's passions include collaborating with and educating his patients. He believes in the importance of engaging patients in their care and discussing treatment options. He works hard to make sure that his patients understand their health issues and what they can to do to improve their health.  Dr. Abdel-Kader is committed to ensuring that his patients receive the best treatments that are also consistent with their goals and values.  In addition to his passion for general nephrology, Dr. Abdel-Kader has a clinical interest in chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Abdel-Kader completed his undergraduate training at Washington University and his medical degree at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson (now Rutgers Medical School). He completed residency in internal medicine with a year as chief resident at Brown University School of Medicine before specializing in nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Abdel-Kader has a master’s in medical education and is completing a doctorate in clinical and translational science.




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Featured publications are shown below:

  1. Health Outcome Priorities of Older Adults with Advanced CKD and Concordance with Their Nephrology Providers' Perceptions. Ramer SJ, McCall NN, Robinson-Cohen C, Siew ED, Salat H, Bian A, Stewart TG, El-Sourady MH, Karlekar M, Lipworth L, Ikizler TA, Abdel-Kader K (2018) J Am Soc Nephrol 29(12): 2870-2878
    › Primary publication · 30385652 (PubMed) · PMC6287864 (PubMed Central)
  2. Black Americans' Perspectives of Barriers and Facilitators of Community Screening for Kidney Disease. Umeukeje EM, Wild MG, Maripuri S, Davidson T, Rutherford M, Abdel-Kader K, Lewis J, Wilkins CH, Cavanaugh K (2018) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13(4): 551-559
    › Primary publication · 29545381 (PubMed) · PMC5969459 (PubMed Central)
  3. Acute Kidney Injury and Subsequent Frailty Status in Survivors of Critical Illness: A Secondary Analysis. Abdel-Kader K, Girard TD, Brummel NE, Saunders CT, Blume JD, Clark AJ, Vincz AJ, Ely EW, Jackson JC, Bell SP, Archer KR, Ikizler TA, Pandharipande PP, Siew ED (2018) Crit Care Med 46(5): e380-e388
    › Primary publication · 29373362 (PubMed) · PMC5899022 (PubMed Central)
  4. Risk of Hypoglycemia Following Hospital Discharge in Patients With Diabetes and Acute Kidney Injury. Hung AM, Siew ED, Wilson OD, Perkins AM, Greevy RA, Horner J, Abdel-Kader K, Parr SK, Roumie CL, Griffin MR, Ikizler TA, Speroff T, Matheny ME (2018) Diabetes Care 41(3): 503-512
    › Primary publication · 29326106 (PubMed) · PMC5829959 (PubMed Central)
  5. Acute Kidney Injury and Risk of Incident Heart Failure Among US Veterans. Bansal N, Matheny ME, Greevy RA, Eden SK, Perkins AM, Parr SK, Fly J, Abdel-Kader K, Himmelfarb J, Hung AM, Speroff T, Ikizler TA, Siew ED (2018) Am J Kidney Dis 71(2): 236-245
    › Primary publication · 29162339 (PubMed)
  6. Acute kidney injury is a risk factor for subsequent proteinuria. Parr SK, Matheny ME, Abdel-Kader K, Greevy RA, Bian A, Fly J, Chen G, Speroff T, Hung AM, Ikizler TA, Siew ED (2018) Kidney Int 93(2): 460-469
    › Primary publication · 28927644 (PubMed) · PMC5796522 (PubMed Central)
  7. Nephrology Provider Prognostic Perceptions and Care Delivered to Older Adults with Advanced Kidney Disease. Salat H, Javier A, Siew ED, Figueroa R, Lipworth L, Kabagambe E, Bian A, Stewart TG, El-Sourady MH, Karlekar M, Cardona CY, Ikizler TA, Abdel-Kader K (2017) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 12(11): 1762-1770
    › Primary publication · 28923833 (PubMed) · PMC5672972 (PubMed Central)
  8. The Times, They Are A-Changin: Innovations in Health Care Delivery To Reduce CKD Progression. Abdel-Kader K (2017) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 12(9): 1375-1376
    › Primary publication · 28778853 (PubMed) · PMC5586579 (PubMed Central)
  9. Reliability and Utility of the Surprise Question in CKD Stages 4 to 5. Javier AD, Figueroa R, Siew ED, Salat H, Morse J, Stewart TG, Malhotra R, Jhamb M, Schell JO, Cardona CY, Maxwell CA, Ikizler TA, Abdel-Kader K (2017) Am J Kidney Dis 70(1): 93-101
    › Primary publication · 28215946 (PubMed) · PMC5771496 (PubMed Central)
  10. High prevalence of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use among acute kidney injury survivors in the southern community cohort study. Lipworth L, Abdel-Kader K, Morse J, Stewart TG, Kabagambe EK, Parr SK, Birdwell KA, Matheny ME, Hung AM, Blot WJ, Ikizler TA, Siew ED (2016) BMC Nephrol 17(1): 189
    › Primary publication · 27881100 (PubMed) · PMC5122006 (PubMed Central)
  11. Provider Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Surrounding Conservative Management for Patients with Advanced CKD. Parvez S, Abdel-Kader K, Pankratz VS, Song MK, Unruh M (2016) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 11(5): 812-20
    › Primary publication · 27084874 (PubMed) · PMC4858478 (PubMed Central)
  12. Disparities in Electronic Health Record Patient Portal Use in Nephrology Clinics. Jhamb M, Cavanaugh KL, Bian A, Chen G, Ikizler TA, Unruh ML, Abdel-Kader K (2015) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 10(11): 2013-22
    › Primary publication · 26493242 (PubMed) · PMC4633780 (PubMed Central)
  13. Case report: proximal tubule impairment following volatile anesthetic exposure. Ray EC, Abdel-Kader K, Bircher N, Rondon-Berrios H (2015) Physiol Rep 3(9)
    › Primary publication · 26416976 (PubMed) · PMC4600399 (PubMed Central)
  14. Predictors of Recurrent AKI. Siew ED, Parr SK, Abdel-Kader K, Eden SK, Peterson JF, Bansal N, Hung AM, Fly J, Speroff T, Ikizler TA, Matheny ME (2016) J Am Soc Nephrol 27(4): 1190-200
    › Primary publication · 26264853 (PubMed) · PMC4814177 (PubMed Central)
  15. Conveying uncertainty in prognosis to patients with ESRD. Parvez S, Abdel-Kader K, Song MK, Unruh M (2015) Blood Purif 39(1-3): 58-64
    › Primary publication · 25661575 (PubMed)
  16. Laboratory test surveillance following acute kidney injury. Matheny ME, Peterson JF, Eden SK, Hung AM, Speroff T, Abdel-Kader K, Parr SK, Ikizler TA, Siew ED (2014) PLoS One 9(8): e103746
    › Primary publication · 25117447 (PubMed) · PMC4130516 (PubMed Central)
  17. Screening, monitoring, and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease. Abdel-Kader K (2014) Ann Intern Med 161(1): 83
    › Primary publication · 24979458 (PubMed)
  18. Primary care physicians' familiarity, beliefs, and perceived barriers to practice guidelines in non-diabetic CKD: a survey study. Abdel-Kader K, Greer RC, Boulware LE, Unruh ML (2014) BMC Nephrol : 64
    › Primary publication · 24755164 (PubMed) · PMC4021215 (PubMed Central)
  19. Ecological momentary assessment of fatigue, sleepiness, and exhaustion in ESKD. Abdel-Kader K, Jhamb M, Mandich LA, Yabes J, Keene RM, Beach S, Buysse DJ, Unruh ML (2014) BMC Nephrol : 29
    › Primary publication · 24502751 (PubMed) · PMC3927224 (PubMed Central)
  20. Association of sleep-disordered breathing with cognitive dysfunction in CKD stages 4-5. Kang EW, Abdel-Kader K, Yabes J, Glover K, Unruh M (2012) Am J Kidney Dis 60(6): 949-58
    › Primary publication · 23063144 (PubMed) · PMC3549635 (PubMed Central)
  21. Benefits of short daily home hemodialysis in the FREEDOM Study: is it about person, place, time, or treatment? Abdel-Kader K, Unruh ML (2012) Kidney Int 82(5): 511-3
    › Primary publication · 22892857 (PubMed)
  22. The association of mental health over time with cardiac outcomes in HEMO study patients. Kang EW, Pike F, Ramer S, Abdel-Kader K, Myaskovsky L, Dew MA, Unruh M (2012) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7(6): 957-64
    › Primary publication · 22490873 (PubMed) · PMC3693543 (PubMed Central)
  23. Resistant hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea in the setting of kidney disease. Abdel-Kader K, Dohar S, Shah N, Jhamb M, Reis SE, Strollo P, Buysse D, Unruh ML (2012) J Hypertens 30(5): 960-966
    › Primary publication · 22388231 (PubMed) · PMC3771863 (PubMed Central)
  24. Automated clinical reminders for primary care providers in the care of CKD: a small cluster-randomized controlled trial. Abdel-Kader K, Fischer GS, Li J, Moore CG, Hess R, Unruh ML (2011) Am J Kidney Dis 58(6): 894-902
    › Primary publication · 21982456 (PubMed) · PMC3221894 (PubMed Central)
  25. Characterizing pre-dialysis care in the era of eGFR reporting: a cohort study. Abdel-Kader K, Fischer GS, Johnston JR, Gu C, Moore CG, Unruh ML (2011) BMC Nephrol : 12
    › Primary publication · 21406096 (PubMed) · PMC3065401 (PubMed Central)
  26. Numeracy skills in CKD: correlates and outcomes. Abdel-Kader K, Dew MA, Bhatnagar M, Argyropoulos C, Karpov I, Switzer G, Unruh ML (2010) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5(9): 1566-73
    › Primary publication · 20507954 (PubMed) · PMC2974395 (PubMed Central)
  27. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: a survey of nephrologists' perceptions and practices. Abdel-Kader K, Patel PR, Kallen AJ, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Bolton WK, Unruh ML (2010) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 5(6): 964-71
    › Primary publication · 20299369 (PubMed) · PMC2879309 (PubMed Central)
  28. Acute kidney injury in the elderly. Abdel-Kader K, Palevsky PM (2009) Clin Geriatr Med 25(3): 331-58
    › Primary publication · 19765485 (PubMed) · PMC2748997 (PubMed Central)
  29. Disaster and end-stage renal disease: targeting vulnerable patients for improved outcomes. Abdel-Kader K, Unruh ML (2009) Kidney Int 75(11): 1131-1133
    › Primary publication · 19444266 (PubMed)
  30. Symptom burden, depression, and quality of life in chronic and end-stage kidney disease. Abdel-Kader K, Unruh ML, Weisbord SD (2009) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4(6): 1057-64
    › Primary publication · 19423570 (PubMed) · PMC2689883 (PubMed Central)
  31. Individual quality of life in chronic kidney disease: influence of age and dialysis modality. Abdel-Kader K, Myaskovsky L, Karpov I, Shah J, Hess R, Dew MA, Unruh M (2009) Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 4(4): 711-8
    › Primary publication · 19339411 (PubMed) · PMC2666434 (PubMed Central)