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Naim S. Issa, M.D.

  1. Nephrologist
  2. Transplant 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.

  1. Kidney failure
  2. Transplant disorder
  • 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. 2001
    MDSaint Joseph University, Faculty of Medicine


  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. 2010
    "Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology" (FASN)American Society of Nephrology
  5. 2008
    Distinguished Fellows Research Forum AwardAmerican Society of Transplantation
  6. 2007
    Best Fellow Award (Bow Tie)Cleveland Clinic

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    Safety Management and Resource Task Force ChampionMayo clinic
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberDivision of Nephrology & Hypertension, Education Committee
  3. 2009 - present
    Elected MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  4. 2009 - present
    Fellow MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  5. 2007 - present
    AlumnusCleveland Clinic Alumni Association
  6. 2007 - present
    AlumnusMayo Clinic Alumni Association