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Naim S. Issa, M.D.

  1. Nephrologist

Naim Issa, M.D., is a transplant nephrologist and consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he serves as the Practice Chair of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. He's also an associate professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Issa obtained his internal Medicine and nephrology training at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and subsequently pursued further specialization in transplant nephrology at the Mayo Clinic. His primary focus areas include kidney and pancreas transplantation and living kidney donation.

  • Kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Living kidney donation
  • Paired kidney exchange
  1. 2008
    Fellow - Renal TransplantationMayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2007
    Fellow - Nephrology and Hypertension Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  3. 2005
    Residency - Internal MedicineCleveland Clinic Foundation
  4. 2003
    Internship - Internal MedicineCleveland Clinic Foundation
  5. 2002
    Internship - Internal MedicineHotel Dieu de France University Hospital
  6. 2001
    MDSaint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine

Certifications

  1. 2008
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Excellence in Clinical TeachingDepartment of Internal Medicine
  2. 2020
    Department of Medicine 2020 Laureate Award Mayo clinic
  3. 2020
    Teacher of the Year Award 2020, nominated and voted on by residents and fellowsMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2016
    Poster of DistinctionAmerican Transplant Congress
  5. 2015
    Poster of DistinctionAmerican Transplant Congress
  6. 2014
    Poster of DistinctionWorld Transplant Congress
  7. 2013
    Poster of DistinctionAmerican Transplant Congress
  8. 2012
    Poster of DistinctionAmerican Transplant Congress
  9. 2010
    "Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology" (FASN)American Society of Nephrology
  10. 2008
    Poster of Distinction, ASN Renal Week 2008American Society of Nephrology
  11. 2008
    Poster of DistinctionAmerican Transplant Congress
  12. 2008
    Distinguished Fellows Research Forum AwardAmerican Society of Transplantation
  13. 2007
    Best Fellow Award (Bow Tie)Cleveland Clinic
  14. 2006
    First place for best original research project presentationUniversity of Pittsburgh
  15. 2006
    Poster of DistinctionWorld Transplant Congress
  16. 2000
    First Scientific Prize for Best PresentationFrench-Lebanese Association of Cardiology

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    MemberNational Kidney Foundation
  2. 2020 - present
    Safety Management and Resource Task Force ChampionMayo clinic
  3. 2019 - present
    Board MemberMayo Clinic
  4. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic
  5. 2019 - 2021
    Epic Lead Provider Super UserMayo clinic
  6. 2018 - 2021
    Epic Provider Super UserMayo clinic
  7. 2018 - present
    MemberDivision of Nephrology & Hypertension, Education Committee
  8. 2017 - present
    MemberOrgan Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN) pilot program with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
  9. 2017 - present
    MemberOrgan Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN) pilot program with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
  10. 2016
    Planning CommitteeThe Cutting Edge in Transplantation Innovations in Testing and Therapies, 2016 Continuing Education activity, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  11. 2015 - 2016
    LeadUniversity of Minnesota Physicians Quality Improvement Collaborative
  12. 2015
    Organizing Committee Member2015 Transplant Immunosuppression Course at the University of Minnesota
  13. 2015 - 2016
    Founding MemberPost-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders (PTLD) Consortium at the University of Minnesota
  14. 2014
    Academic AdvisorResearch Grant
  15. 2013
    Organizing Committee MemberOrganizing Committee of the 2013 Transplant Immunosuppression Course at the University of Minnesota
  16. 2013 - 2016
    Organizing Committee MemberUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis: Kidney Transplant Program
  17. 2009 - present
    Elected MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  18. 2009 - present
    Fellow MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  19. 2008 - 2011
    MemberWisconsin Medical Society
  20. 2007 - present
    AlumnusCleveland Clinic Alumni Association
  21. 2007 - present
    AlumnusMayo Clinic Alumni Association
  22. 2007 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Alumni Association
  23. 2006 - 2008
    Trainee MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  24. 2005 - 2008
    Associate MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  25. 2005 - 2008
    Associate MemberNational Kidney Foundation
  26. 2003 - 2005
    Associate MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  27. 2001 - present
    MemberLebanese Order of Physicians

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