Nizar Attallah

Nizar Attallah

Transplant Nephrologist

Nephrology and Renal Transplant Department, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Personal History

Dr Nizar M. Attallah is a transplant nephrologist at Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi. 


Academic History

In 1998, Dr Attallah earned his medical degree from the University of Jordan, in Amman, Jordan. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine, a fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension and a second fellowship in Kidney Transplantation at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, US.1, 2


Career Overview

Dr Nizar Attallah is a transplant nephrologist in the nephrology department in the Medical Subspecialties Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.1

Dr Attallah has been involved in the evaluation and management of more than 1,000 new kidney transplants and eighty new pancreas transplants. He has a special interest in managing patients with renal hypertension and on home dialysis. In addition to kidney transplants, Dr Attallah focuses on critical care nephrology and halting the progression of chronic kidney disease.1


Career Timeline

  • 2006 - 2008: Staff Physician, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, US
  • 2006 - 2008: Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • 2008 - 2012: Director, Home Dialysis & Transplant Medical Co-director, Nephrology Associates of Kentuckiana, Louisville, Kentucky, US
  • 2008 - 2014: Nephrologist and Transplant Physician, Nephrology Associates of Kentuckiana
  • 2012 - 2014 : Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Kentucky
  • Present: Transplant Nephrologist, Nephrology Department, Medical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi


Areas of Speciality

  • General Nephrology
  • Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation
  • Hypertension





Articles by Nizar Attallah, Transplant Nephrologist

Clinical and Haemodynamic Effects of Arteriovenous Shunts in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

Medhat Soliman, Nizar Attallah, Houssam Younes, et al


Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2022;8:e05.