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American University of Beirut | Intenal Medicine-Division of Nephrology and Hyperetension

Dr Ali Abu-Alfa is a tenured Professor of Medicine, and Head of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He is the Director for the Human Research Protection Program at AUB, and for Research Affairs at AUB Medical Center. He joined AUB in 2010 after spending 2 decades at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT, USA, and remains an Adjunct faculty member at Yale in the Section of Nephrology.


He earned his MD degree from AUB in 1985, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern in 1990 and a fellowship in Nephrology at Yale in 1993. He is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine-Nephrology, is a certified hypertension specialist (AHSCP) and a Fellow of the American Heart Association and member of its hypertension council.


In December 2014, he launched and is serving as founding President of the Middle East Chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. He is also the Chair of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN)-Middle East Regional Board, and is serving as an ISN council member. He is a current member of the Continuous Medical Education Committee and Renal Disaster Preparedness Workgroup of the ISN and vice-chair/chair-elect of the latter. He is a former member of the ISN Dialysis Committee and had completed a 3 years term as member of the KDIGO Executive committee in Dec 2018. He is the immediate past President of the Lebanese Society of Nephrology and Hypertension.


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Date (UTC+8) Time (UTC+8) Local Time Hall Session Role Talk Title
2022-06-17 15:45-17:00 2022-06-17,15:45-17:00Hall 3

Off Loading the Salt Burden in Kidney Patients - Session 3