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Ihab Wahba, MD, FACP

Ihab Wahba, MD, FACP Researcher

Chief, Renal Section, Philadelphia VA Medical Center Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Wahba is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Nephrology, 1999

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

Insurance Accepted

  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Cairo
Residency: University of Cairo
Residency: Harbor Hospital
Fellowship: Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital


American College of Physicians, National American Society of Nephrology, National Coptic Medical Association of North America, National International Society of Nephrology, International Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wahba is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: On the medical staff, but does not have privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


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:

Fink J, Joy M, St Peter W, Wahba IM: Finding a common language for patient safety in CKD CJASN 7 (4): 689-95,2012.

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.

Cedergreen J, Markin C, Wahba I: Pulmonary hypertension is an independent risk factor for chronic kidney disease (poster presentation) The American Thoracic Society : 2009.

Wahba IM, Olyaei A, Rozansky D, Bennett WM: Handling of drugs in children with abnormal renal function Pediatric Nephrology 6th Edition : 1693-1712,2009.

Palevsky PM, Zhang JH, O'Connor TZ, et al.: VA/NIH Acute Renal Failure Trial Network, "Intensity of renal support in critically ill patients with acute renal failure" N Engl J Med 359 : 7-20,2009.

Erley CM, Wahba IM, Porter G: Imaging agents in patients with renal dysfunction Clinical Nephrotoxins 3rd Edition : 402-426,2009.

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

Cedergreen JC, Markin CJ, Wahba IM: Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Am J of Respit and Crit Care Med 179 : A4864,2009.

Wahba, IM, Simpson, EL, White, K: Authors reply to: Gadolinium exposure in organ donors may cause nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in transplant recipients never exposed to gadolinium Am J Transplant 8 (5): 1076,2008.

Wahba IM, Simpson EL, White K: Gadolinium is not the only trigger for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: insights from two cases and review of the recent literature Am J Transplant 7 (10): 2425-32,2007.

Academic Contact Info

3900 Woodland Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7934