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Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Nephrology

Specialty Areas

Nephrology
Kidney Transplantation
Dialysis Management

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Nephrology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Antibody mediated rejection, simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation, high risk kidney transplantation, recurrent glomerulonephritis.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Medicine Multispecialty Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 5
Office Phone: 314-362-5365
Fax: 314-362-5470

Fresenius Medical Care Metro - Normandy

25 North Oaks Plaza
Normandy, MO 63121
Phone: 314-389-4105

Education

Education

Fellowship, Transplant Nephrology: Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 2014
Fellowship, General Nephrology : Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State University, Hershey, PA 2013
MS, Public Health Science: Penn State University, Hershey, PA 2013
Residency, Internal Medicine: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX 2011
Medical Degree: University of Damascus, Damascus, Syria 2005

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Repeat kidney transplant recipients with active rejection have elevated donor-derived cell-free DNA.
Mehta SG, Chang JH, Alhamad T, Bromberg JS, Hiller DJ, Grskovic M, Yee JP, Mannon RB
Am J Transplant. 2018 Nov 23; doi: 10.1111/ajt.15192.

PMID:
    30468563
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Safety and efficacy of patiromer use with tacrolimus in kidney transplant recipients.
Rattanavich R, Malone AF, Alhamad T
Transpl Int. 2018 Oct 29; doi: 10.1111/tri.13369.

PMID:
    30444015
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Center-driven and Clinically Driven Variation in US Liver Transplant Maintenance Immunosuppression Therapy: A National Practice Patterns Analysis.
Nazzal M, Lentine KL, Naik AS, Ouseph R, Schnitzler MA, Zhang Z, Randall H, Dharnidharka VR, Segev DL, Kasiske BL, Hess GP, Alhamad T, McAdams-Demarco M, Axelrod DA
Transplant Direct. 2018 Jul; 4(7)e364. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000800.

PMID:
    30046654
    [PubMed]
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ACTH Gel in Resistant Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis after Kidney Transplantation.
Alhamad T, Dieck JM, Younus U, Matar D, Alasfar S, Vujjini V, Wall D, Kanawati B, Jochen R, Brennan DC, Alachkar N
Transplantation. 2018 Jun 12; doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002320.

PMID:
    29894413
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Metformin use in the first year after kidney transplant, correlates, and associated outcomes in diabetic transplant recipients: A retrospective analysis of integrated registry and pharmacy claims data.
Vest LS, Koraishy FM, Zhang Z, Lam NN, Schnitzler MA, Dharnidharka VR, Axelrod D, Naik AS, Alhamad TA, Kasiske BL, Hess GP, Lentine KL
Clin Transplant. 2018 Aug; 32(8)e13302. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13302.

PMID:
    29851159
    [PubMed - in process]
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The impact of direct-acting antiviral agents on liver and kidney transplant costs and outcomes.
Axelrod DA, Schnitzler MA, Alhamad T, Gordon F, Bloom RD, Hess GP, Xiao H, Nazzal M, Segev DL, Dharnidharka VR, Naik AS, Lam NN, Ouseph R, Kasiske BL, Durand CM, Lentine KL
Am J Transplant. 2018 Oct; 18(10)2473-2482. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14895.

PMID:
    29701909
    [PubMed - in process]
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Prescription opioid use before and after kidney transplant: Implications for posttransplant outcomes.
Lentine KL, Lam NN, Naik AS, Axelrod DA, Zhang Z, Dharnidharka VR, Hess GP, Segev DL, Ouseph R, Randall H, Alhamad T, Devraj R, Gadi R, Kasiske BL, Brennan DC, Schnitzler MA
Am J Transplant. 2018 Dec; 18(12)2987-2999. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14714.

PMID:
    29498196
    [PubMed - in process]
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An economic assessment of contemporary kidney transplant practice.
Axelrod DA, Schnitzler MA, Xiao H, Irish W, Tuttle-Newhall E, Chang SH, Kasiske BL, Alhamad T, Lentine KL
Am J Transplant. 2018 May; 18(5)1168-1176. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14702.

PMID:
    29451350
    [PubMed - in process]
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Metastatic melanoma after solid organ transplantation: An interdisciplinary, institution-based review of management with systemic and targeted therapies.
Tripathi SV, Morris CR, Alhamad T, Fields RC, Linette GP, Cornelius LA
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Jan; 78(1)184-185. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2017.06.031.

PMID:
    29241778
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Center practice drives variation in choice of US kidney transplant induction therapy: a retrospective analysis of contemporary practice.
Dharnidharka VR, Naik AS, Axelrod DA, Schnitzler MA, Zhang Z, Bae S, Segev DL, Brennan DC, Alhamad T, Ouseph R, Lam NN, Nazzal M, Randall H, Kasiske BL, McAdams-Demarco M, Lentine KL
Transpl Int. 2018 Feb; 31(2)198-211. doi: 10.1111/tri.13079.

PMID:
    28987015
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reexamining the Association of Body Mass Index With Overall Survival Outcomes After Liver Transplantation.
Chang SH, Liu X, Carlsson NP, Park Y, Colditz GA, Garonzik-Wang JM, Chapman WC, Wellen JR, Doyle MB, Alhamad T
Transplant Direct. 2017 Jul; 3(7)e172. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000681.

PMID:
    28706975
    [PubMed]
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Targeting High Calcineurin Inhibitor Levels After Acute Rejection With Less Tremor: A New Strategy.
Alhamad T, Venkatachalam K, Daloul R, Brennan DC, Malone AF
Transplantation. 2017 Aug; 101(8)e287-e288. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001797.

PMID:
    28422926
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Privilege of Induction Avoidance and Calcineurin Inhibitors Withdrawal in 2 Haplotype HLA Matched White Kidney Transplantation.
Brifkani Z, Brennan DC, Lentine KL, Horwedel TA, Malone AF, Delos Santos R, Maw TT, Alhamad T
Transplant Direct. 2017 Mar; 3(3)e133. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000645.

PMID:
    28361117
    [PubMed]
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Transplant Center Volume and the Risk of Pancreas Allograft Failure.
Alhamad T, Malone AF, Brennan DC, Stratta RJ, Chang SH, Wellen JR, Horwedel TA, Lentine KL
Transplantation. 2017 Nov; 101(11)2757-2764. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001628.

PMID:
    28099402
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Survival implications of opioid use before and after liver transplantation.
Randall HB, Alhamad T, Schnitzler MA, Zhang Z, Ford-Glanton S, Axelrod DA, Segev DL, Kasiske BL, Hess GP, Yuan H, Ouseph R, Lentine KL
Liver Transpl. 2017 Mar; 23(3)305-314. doi: 10.1002/lt.24714.

PMID:
    28027603
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Functional assessment of a novel COL4A5 splice region variant and immunostaining of plucked hair follicles as an alternative method of diagnosis in X-linked Alport syndrome.
Malone AF, Funk SD, Alhamad T, Miner JH
Pediatr Nephrol. 2017 Jun; 32(6)997-1003. doi: 10.1007/s00467-016-3565-4.

PMID:
    28013382
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Selected Mildly Obese Donors Can Be Used Safely in Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation.
Alhamad T, Malone AF, Lentine KL, Brennan DC, Wellen J, Chang SH, Chakkera HA
Transplantation. 2017 Jun; 101(6)1159-1166. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001303.

PMID:
    27428713
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pretransplant Midodrine Use: A Newly Identified Risk Marker for Complications After Kidney Transplantation.
Alhamad T, Brennan DC, Brifkani Z, Xiao H, Schnitzler MA, Dharnidharka VR, Axelrod D, Segev DL, Lentine KL
Transplantation. 2016 May; 100(5)1086-93. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001113.

PMID:
    26950718
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Checkpoint Inhibitors in Kidney Transplant Recipients and the Potential Risk of Rejection.
Alhamad T, Venkatachalam K, Linette GP, Brennan DC
Am J Transplant. 2016 Apr; 16(4)1332-3. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13711.

PMID:
    26752406
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utilization of Kidneys With Acute Kidney Injury in the Extended Criteria Donor Setting.
Alhamad T, Wellen JR
Am J Transplant. 2015 Oct; 15(10)2782. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13389.

PMID:
    26211425
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Veloxis

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1 - $9,999

Speaker Fees: $40,000 - $59,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018

Notes

Simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation, donation after cardiac death, immunosuppression minimization.