Fadi Abouzhar, MD


Clinic Locations

Medical Center
5131 Medical Drive, Suite 120
San Antonio, Texas 78229
210.614.1515

Affiliated Hospitals
Methodist Hospital
7700 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229


St. Luke's Hospital
7930 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229

Christus Santa Rosa - Northwest
2827 Babcock Road
San Antonio, Texas 78229

LifeCare Hospital
8902 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78240

Health South Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio
9119 Cinnamon Hill
San Antonio, Texas 78240 

Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center
333 Foster Maldonado Blvd
Eagle Pass, Texas 78852

Medina Regional Hospital
3100 Avenue E
Hondo, Texas 78861

Languages
English
Arabic
French

Test Doctor, MD


I was born in Lebanon, and grew up in tumultuous times in the midst of a civil war. My family relocated to France, hoping for more peaceful times. We lived in the beautiful city of Angers, home to the Tapestry of the Apocalypse, and heart of the once Kingdom of France. After completing high school, I joined the University of Angers, where I obtained both my college and medical school education. In 1996, I graduated with the degree and training in Family Medicine. A commitment to excellence compelled me to seek further education in the United States of America. I joined Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, at the department of Molecular and Human Genetics as a Postdoctoral Fellow; a brief experience in basic sciences that has awarded me with several publications.

I completed my Internal Medicine training at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 2002, before joining the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for my Nephrology Fellowship. I am board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology, and have been in practice in the San Antonio and surrounding area since 2004. I am fluent in Arabic, French and English. My wife Raghda and my two boys, Issam and Firas, are the light of my life. I enjoy sports, pop music, and believe primarily in human goodness. I love my job, and think that it is most rewarding. I attribute much of my success to the memory of my father Issam (1928-2001) who dedicated his life to his family, and made all the sacrifices so I could become a doctor.

Education

MD, University of Angers, College of Medicine, Angers, France, 1996
Postgraduate training: 
Internship and Residency, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 2002

Nephrology Fellowship, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, 2004

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Professional Organizations, Societies

American Medical Association

American Society of Nephrology

Texas Medical Association
Bexar County Medical Association 

Awards and Honors

Ranked Highly Honorable 1996, University of Angers, College of Medicine, Angers, France
Sirridge Award 2002 for Outstanding Clinical Performance, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Residents Research 2002, University of Missouri, Kansas City


Publications and Presentations

Journal of General Internal Medicine, Suppl. May 2002, Thigh Pain in a Poorly Controlled Diabetic. F. Abouzahr, E. Al Hihi, K. Watson

Journal of Biology and Chemistry, November 1999, 274 (48): 34212-8. Resistance of Mitomycin C Requires Direct Interaction Between the Fanconi FANC and FANCG in the Nucleus Through an Arginin-rich Domain. F. Abouzahr, F. Mok, H. Youssoufian, F.A. Kruyt

American Journal of Medical Genetics, 1999, April 23: 83 (5): 388-91. Normal Expression of the Fanconi Anemia Proteins. FAA and FAC and Sensitivity to Mitomycin C in Two Patients with Seckel Syndrome. F. Abouzahr, B. Bejjani, F.A. Kruyt, R. Kurg, C.A. Bacino, C.A. Shaphira

Scientific Presentations

American Society of Nephrology, Renal Week 2003, Poster Presentation. High Prevalence of Cardiovascular Calcification in Predialysis Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Due to Type 2 Diabetic Nephropathy. F. Abouzahr, M. R. Mizani, K. Hunt, C. Nolan, K. Watson

American College of Physicians 2001, Missouri Chapter. Poster Presentation Thigh Pain in a Poorly Controlled Diabetic. F. Abouzahr, E. Al Hihi, K. Watson
 
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Internal Medicine Noon Conference Series 2000. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis. F. Abouzahr, B. Wood

American Society of Human Genetics, 49th Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation Effect of Mutations on Cytochrome P4501B1 (CYP1B1), the Protein Responsible for Primary Congenital Glaucoma. F. Abouzahr, B. A. Bejjani, F.A.E. Kruyt, R.A. Lewis, J.R. Lupski, H. Youssoufian

American Society of Human Genetics, 48th Annual Meeting, Poster Presentation Normal Sensitivity to Mitomycin C and Expression of Fanconi Proteins in two families with Seckel Syndrome. F. Abouzahr, B.A. Bejjani, F.A.E. Kruyt, R. Kurg, C.A. Bacino, S.K. Shaphira, H. Youssoufian

Research Experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, 04/1998-06/1999


University of Angers, College of Medicine, Angers, France, Department of Infectious Disease, 11/1995-04/1996

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