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Sami Alasfar, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Nephrologist


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Sami Alasfar, M.D., is a board-certified nephrologist with expertise in transplant nephrology. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

Dr. Alasfar joined the transplant group at Mayo Clinic Arizona in 2022. After completing residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, he completed Nephrology and Transplant Nephrology fellowships at Johns Hopkins University in 2016, where he stayed as faculty and director of the transplant nephrology fellowship.

Dr. Alasfar is involved in global humanitarian projects to improve care of kidney disease patients in armed conflict settings. In addition, he is passionate about studying cardiovascular disease and kidney transplantation, noninfectious complications of transplantation, and impact of COVID-19 on solid organ transplant.

  1. Kidney failure
  2. Kidney injury
  3. Transplant disorder
  4. Transplant rejection
  5. Transplant-associated infection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection 
  • Complications of Kidney Transplantation
  1. 2023
    MPH - Public HealthJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  2. 2016
    Fellow - Transplant NephrologyJohns Hopkins Hospital
  3. 2015
    Fellow - NephrologyJohns Hopkins Hospital
  4. 2013
    Chief Resident - Internal MedicineTemple University Hospital
  5. 2012
    Resident - Internal MedicineTemple University Hospital
  6. 2010
    Intern - Internal MedicineTemple University Hospital
  7. 2008
    MD - MedicineSchool of Medicine, University of Damascus


  1. 2015
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    FellowAmerican Society of Nephrology
  2. 2012
    Selected at Chief ResidentInternal Medicine Residency Program, Temple University Hospital
  3. 2010
    Night Float of the YearInternal Medicine Residency Program, Temple University Hospital

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    FellowAmerican Society of Nephrology
  2. 2020 - present
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Transplant Congress
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberKidney and Pancreas Transplant Community of Practice, American Society of Transplantation
  4. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  5. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology