Nasser Hebah, MD
Dr. Hebah is a healthcare executive, medical consultant, clinician and peritoneal dialysis (PD) champion for over two decades. He has spearheaded one of the largest national, multicenter, PD Quality Improvement Initiative in the US which resulted in impressive improvements in PD outcomes, notably, significant reduction in mortality, hospitalization and infection rates, as well as, substantial growth in PD utilization. He is Director Emeritus of Home Therapies at Dialysis Clinic, Inc., and until recently was the Director of Peritoneal and Home Hemodialysis (2000-2014), and Chair of the Home Dialysis Committee. Dr. Hebah has proven strategic leadership and success with turnaround management delivering highest-quality, patient-centric, and cost-effective care. His expertise is in driving clinical/operational Continuous Quality Improvement and business development initiatives, strategic planning, outcomes management, and research. As Chair of PD Continuing Medical Education, Dr. Hebah has organized CME programs endorsed by the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation; served as Chair of the Annual Symposium on Peritoneal Dialysis and numerous Courses. He has also launched several initiatives aimed at increasing access to home dialysis and improving patient outcomes, including “Patient Education Program”, “Urgent-Start PD”, and “Renal Fellows Training in Home Dialysis” where he continues to organize courses and lecture in Renal Grand Rounds. Dr. Hebah has co-authored and published papers in peer-reviewed journals. His research interests focus on PD infections, volume control, UFF, CQI, home dialysis underutilization and dialysis economics. He collaborates with national organizations on projects aimed at implementing strategies to overcome home dialysis barriers, identifying practices associated with improved outcomes, and promoting novel care delivery models. He has also been an invited speaker at numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Hebah received his medical degree from Ain-Shams University School of Medicine, and postgraduate training in nephrology at the University of Paris. Subsequently, he joined a postdoctoral research program at Georgetown University. He is a follow of the American Society of Nephrology, and National Kidney Foundation. He is also a member of the American Board of Quality Management and Utilization Review Physicians, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.