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Past ISN Fellow Helps Initiate Kidney Transplant Program in Egypt

Dr. Ali Shendi in the post-transplant clinic at Zagazig University hospital in Egypt with the center’s first kidney transplant patient

Dr. Ali Shendi, a former ISN Fellow, has helped initiate a kidney transplant program in Zagazig University Hospital in Egypt.

The center performed a first kidney transplant in late 2020 and carried out a second successful transplant in May this year. Dr. Shendi commented, “This represents the great success of my fellowship. Despite all the challenges, we established a team and set the logistics to start our program – huge progress in nephrology practice in our area.”

Dr. Shendi, now Assistant Professor of Nephrology at Zagazig, undertook an ISN Fellowship at the UCL Department of Renal Medicine, London, supervised by Clinical Associate Professor Mark Harber from 2014-2015.

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