Ihab Michel Wahba, MD

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Professor of Clinical Medicine (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)
Chief, Section of Nephrology, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Medical Director, Outpatient Dialysis, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Medical Director, Inpatient Dialysis, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Director, Resistant Hypertension Clinic, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Co-Chair, VISN4 Dialysis Council, CMCVAMC Philadelphia
VISN4 Nephrology Subspecialty Lead , CMCVAMC Philadelphia
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3900 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-7934
Cairo University, 1991.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Cardiorenal syndrome
Resistant hypertension
Disorders of water balance (Sodium disorders)
Acid-base disorders
Drug nephrotoxicity
Drug dosing in CKD and ESRD
Dialysis care
Gadolinium and kidney disease
Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Description of Other Expertise

Teaching medical students, residents and fellows

Description of Research Expertise

Drug dosing in dialysis
Drug nephrotoxicity
Cardiorenal syndrome
Intra-abdominal hypertension
Obesity and renal disease
Acute kidney injury
Resistant hypertension

Selected Publications

Pennekamp A, Wahba I: Importance of MAP reduction for AKI induction in type 1 cardiorenal syndrome. Am J Kidney Dis 2023 Notes: In Press.

Rudnick MR, Fay K, Wahba IM: Fluid administration strategies for the prevention of contrast-associated acute kidney injury. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 31(5): 414-424, September 2022.

Rudnick MR, Wahba IM, Leonberg-Yoo AK, Miskulin D, Litt HI: Risks and Options With Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents in Patients With CKD: A Review. Am J Kidney Dis 4: 517-528, 2021.

Rudnick M, Wahba IM, Miskulin D: Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis/nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy in advanced kidney disease. UpToDate April 2020- Current.

Srinivasan V, Ahmad S, Aggarwal S, Wahba I, Huan Y: COVID-19 infection patterns in an academic inner city dialysis unit. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology October 2020.

Rudnick M, Wahba IM, Leonberg-Yoo A: Use of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents in Patients with Severe Renal Impairment. Absence of Risk Versus Caution: A Nephrologist’s Perspective. Kidney360 1(6): 433-435, June 2020.

Fink JC, Joy MS, St Peter WL, Wahba IM; ASN Chronic Kidney Disease Advisory Group.: Finding a common language for patient safety in CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7(4): 689-95, Apr 2012 Notes: doi: 10.2215/CJN.12781211.

Dadfarmay S, Wahba IM : Acute kidney injury due to pulmonary embolism: The case for congestive kidney failure. Nephrol Dial Transplant Plus 4: 295-298, 2011.

Olyaei A, Wahba IM, Bennett WM: Prescribing drugs for dialysis patients. Principles and Practice of Dialysis. William & Wilkins, 4th Edition: 149-195, 2009.

Erley CM, Wahba IM, Porter G: Imaging agents in patients with renal dysfunction Clinical Nephrotoxins DeBore ME, Porter GA, Bennett WM, Deray G (eds.). 3rd Edition: 402-426, 2009.

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