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Wadi N. Suki, M.D.

Born in Khartoum, Sudan, of Lebanese parents Dr. Suki received his elementary education in the Sudan and subsequently went to Lebanon for his high school, university and medical studies. Graduating from the American University of Beirut School of Medicine, he received his post‑doctoral training in Internal Medicine and in Hypertension and Nephrology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. After serving for 3 years on the faculty of Southwestern Medical School, he was recruited in 1968 to head the Renal Section of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, where he served as Professor of Medicine and of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics until the year 2000. Since then, Dr. Suki established The Kidney Institute of Houston, a comprehensive kidney care and research center, where he works presently. Dr. Suki has served as a consultant to, or member of the Board of Directors of, a number of governmental agencies, voluntary health organizations and professional organizations. He also has served, or continues to serve, on the Editorial Boards of a number of scientific journals. Widely published, Dr. Suki has written over 200 scientific publications dealing with many aspects of renal physiology and disease including hypertension and diabetes. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has been listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, The National Register of Prominent Americans and International Notables, The Best Doctors in the U.S., The Best Doctors in America, and The Best in Houston, and his contributions have been recognized by such awards as the President's Medal of the American Society of Nephrology in 1991, the David M. Hume Award of the National Kidney Foundation in 1994, and President of the American Society of Nephrology, 1997-98.


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