Fadi Tohme, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Division of Nephrology
I obtained my medical degree from Saint Joseph University in Beirut in 2010. Subsequently I moved on to complete my residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, followed by fellowships in Nephrology and in Critical Care at the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) from 2014 through 2017. I then continued my academic career at Washington University in St. Louis, where I held the titles of Assistant Professor in Nephrology and in Anesthesiology between 2017 and 2019. I returned to Lebanon in 2019, and currently I work as an intensivist in the medical/surgical ICU at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital and as a nephrologist. My main research interests are related to the epidemiology and the use of biomarkers in acute kidney injury, as well as the use of point-of-care ultrasound both in nephrology and in the ICU. Additionally I have a strong interest in medical education and in the teaching of communication skills to students, physicians and other healthcare personnel. My clinical areas of interest include peritoneal dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
- Fiorentino M, Tohme FA, Murugan R, Kellum JA: Plasma biomarkers in predicting renal recovery from acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. Blood Purif 2019. doi: 10.1159/000500423
- Fiorentino M, Tohme FA, Wang S, Murugan R, Angus DC, Kellum JA. Long-term survival in patients with septic acute kidney injury is strongly influenced by renal recovery. Ricci Z, ed. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(6):e0198269. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0198269.
- Pena-Polanco JE, Mor MK, Tohme FA, Fine MJ, Palevsky PM, Weisbord SD. Acceptance of antidepressant treatment by patients on hemodialysis and their renal providers. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). 2017, 12: 298—303
- Tohme FA, Mor MK, Pena-Polanco J, Green JA, Fine MJ, Palevsky PM, Weisbord SD. Predictors and outcomes of non-adherence in patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. International Urology and Nephrology. 2017, 49: 1471-9
- Tohme FA, Kalil RS, Thomas CP. Conversion to a sirolimus-based regimen is associated with lower incidence of BK viremia in low-risk kidney transplant recipients. Transplant Infectious Disease. 2015, 17 (1), 66-72
- Tohme FA, Katz DA, Holanda DG, Thomas CP. Recurrent episodes of acute kidney injury in a kidney transplant recipient. Quiz page. April 2013: Am J Kidney Dis (AJKD). 2013, 61:A22-4.
View Dr. Tohme’s publications on PubMed.
Professional and Research Interests
- Epidemiology of acute kidney injury
- Biomarkers of acute kidney injury
- Point-of-care ultrasound in nephrology
- Non-invasive assessment of fluid responsiveness
Education and Training
- M.D. degree - Université Saint Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon, 2010
- Residency in Internal Medicine — University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A., 2011-2014
- Fellowship in Nephrology — University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2014-2016
- Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine — UPMC, Pittsburgh, 2016-2017
- Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology (Critical Care), Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., 2017-2019
- American Board of Internal Medicine: Nephrology, Critical Care
- Certifications: Fundamentals of Bench Research, Critical Care Communication Skills, Fundamentals of Disaster Management, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
Professional Memberships and Organizations
- François M Abboud Internal Medicine Award — University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in recognition of outstanding scholarship while an Internal Medicine resident - 2013
- American Medical Association (AMA), Member - 2014
- American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Member - 2014
- Center for Critical Care Nephrology (CCCN), University of Pittsburgh, Member — 2015-2017
- Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Member - 2017