Alissar El Chediak, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of the Division of Nephrology. She specializes in transplant nephrology, especially kidney, dual organ, and pancreas transplants.

Dr. El Chediak earned her medical degree at the American University of Beirut, where she also completed internal medicine residency training. She gained advanced training through fellowships in nephrology and transplantation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee.

Dr. El Chediak joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2023. Her clinical interests include incompatible-blood-type kidney transplants and simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplants.

Dr. El Chediak has published several peer-reviewed academic articles, abstracts, and case reports related to her areas of expertise.

She is a member of the American Society of Transplantation and its Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice.

In her free time, Dr. El Chediak enjoys functional strength training, traveling, and shopping.


Medical School
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon (2016)
American University of Beirut, Lebanon (2020), Internal Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2022), Nephrology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2023), Transplant Nephrology


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Disseminated Nocardiosis in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Report of 2 Cases.
El Chediak A, Triozzi JL, Schaefer H, Shawar S, Kidney Med 2022 Dec 4 12 100551
Role of Ultrastructural Study in the Diagnosis of Medical Renal Diseases: A Tertiary Medical Center Experience and Review of the Literature.
El Chediak A, Tawil A, Farroukh L, Farhat H, Kassouf HK, Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2022 Sep 33 5 603-607
Monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 in solid organ transplant recipients.
Sarrell BA, Bloch K, El Chediak A, Kumm K, Tracy K, Forbes RC, Langone A, Thomas L, Schlendorf K, Trindade AJ, Perri R, Wright P, Concepcion BP, Transpl Infect Dis 2022 Feb 24 1 e13759
Genitourinary Interventions in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: Clinical Recommendations for Urologic and Transplant Surgeons.
El Chediak A, Degheili JA, Khauli RB, Exp Clin Transplant 2021 Feb 19 2 95-103
Bile cast nephropathy: when the kidneys turn yellow
Alissar El Chediak, Khaled Janom, Sahar H. Koubar Renal Replacement Therapy 2020
Severe ketoacidosis in a patient with spinal muscular atrophy.
Lakkis B, El Chediak A, Hashash JG, Koubar SH, CEN Case Rep 2018 Nov 7 2 292-295
SuPAR, an emerging biomarker in kidney and inflammatory diseases.
Hamie L, Daoud G, Nemer G, Nammour T, El Chediak A, Uthman IW, Kibbi AG, Eid A, Kurban M, Postgrad Med J 2018 Sep 94 1115 517-524
Primary synovial sarcoma of the kidney: a case report of complete pathological response at a Lebanese tertiary care center.
El Chediak A, Mukherji D, Temraz S, Nassif S, Sinno S, Mahfouz R, Shamseddine A, BMC Urol 2018 May 18 1 40
Increase in spleen volume as a predictor of oxaliplatin toxicity.
El Chediak A, Haydar AA, Hakim A, Massih SA, Hilal L, Mukherji D, Temraz S, Shamseddine A, Ther Clin Risk Manag 2018 14 653-657
Optimizing tumor immune response through combination of radiation and immunotherapy.
El Chediak A, Shamseddine A, Bodgi L, Obeid JP, Geara F, Zeidan YH, Med Oncol 2017 Aug 34 9 165


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