Bassam Abu Jawdeh

Bassam G Abu Jawdeh

Associate Professor of Clinical

Medical Sciences Building


COM IM Nephrology Division - 0585

Medical Sciences Building
Room 6211
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267


Medical Degree, American University of Beirut 2003 (Medicine)

Bachelor's Degree, American University of Beirut 1999 (Biology)

Residency , Case Western Reserve University 2007 (Internal Medicine )

Fellowship , Case Western Reserve University 2010 (Nephrology )

Fellowship , Johns Hopkins University 2011 (Transplant Nephrology )

Clinical Focus



Internal Medicine



American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology)


American Board of Internal Medicine


Research Support

Investigators:Abu Jawdeh BG 07-2008 -06-2010 AHA (Great Rivers Affiliate) Mechanisms of divergent NHE1 function in renal tubule vs. cardiac myocyte cells Role:PI

Grant: #C-3697 (Cincinnati-011) Investigators:Abu Jawdeh, Bassam 04-01-2017 -03-31-2018 Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Investigating Complement-Split Products as Potential Biomarkers for Antibody-Mediated Rejection in Renal Allografts Role:PI $25,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #UCSF PEARL II sub Feinstein Institute sub UH2AR067688 Investigators:Abu Jawdeh, Bassam; Alloway, Rita; Anand, Manish; Tremblay, Simon; Woodle, Ervin Steve 06-01-2018 -05-31-2019 National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease Pathway Exploration and Analysis in Renal Lupus (PEARL) – Phase 2 Role:PI $83,271.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #1137-SUB / U01DK116097 Investigators:Abu Jawdeh, Bassam 06-01-2018 -05-31-2022 National Institutes of Health APOL1 studies in kidney transplantation consortium clinical centers (ASK-CCC) Role:PI $6,608.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kamal, Mahwash; Govil, Amit; Anand, Manish; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Shah, Silvi (2018. ) Severe BK polyomavirus-induced hemorrhagic cystitis in a kidney transplant recipient with the absence of renal allograft involvement.Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society, , 20 (1 ) ,

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Woodle, Ervin Steve; Leino, Abbie D; Brailey, Paul; Tremblay, Simon; Dorst, Tonya; Abdallah, Mouhamad H; Govil, Amit; Byczkowski, Daniel; Misra, Hemant; Abuchowski, Abraham; Alloway, Rita R (2018. ) A phase Ib, open-label, single arm study to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and impact on humoral sensitization of SANGUINATE infusion in patients with end-stage renal disease.Clinical transplantation, , 32 (1 ) ,

Kamal, M; Apewokin, S; Anand, M; Abu Jawdeh, B G; Govil, A; Sheikh, M M; Shah, S (2017. ) Late-Onset Allograft Aspergillosis in an HIV-Positive Renal Transplant Recipient: A Case Report.Transplantation proceedings, , 49 (7 ) ,1570-1573

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Govil, Amit (2017. ) Acute Kidney Injury in Transplant Setting: Differential Diagnosis and Impact on Health and Health Care.Advances in chronic kidney disease, , 24 (4 ) ,228-232

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Leonard, Anthony C; Sharma, Yuvraj; Katipally, Swapna; Shields, Adele R; Alloway, Rita R; Woodle, E Steve; Thakar, Charuhas V (2017. ) Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Renal Transplant Recipients: A Single Center Experience.Frontiers in medicine, , 4 ,64

Dedhia, P; Govil, A; Mogilishetty, G; Alloway, R R; Woodle, E S; Abu Jawdeh, B G Eculizumab and Belatacept for De Novo Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Associated With CFHR3-CFHR1 Deletion in a Kidney Transplant Recipient: A Case Report.Transplantation proceedings, , 49 (1 ) ,188-192

Krisl, Jill C; Alloway, Rita R; Shield, Adele Rike; Govil, Amit; Mogilishetty, Gautham; Cardi, Michael; Diwan, Tayyab; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Girnita, Alin; Witte, David; Woodle, E Steve (2015. ) Acute Rejection Clinically Defined Phenotypes Correlate With Long-term Renal Allograft Survival.Transplantation, , 99 (10 ) ,2167-73

Revollo, J Y; Cuffy, M C; Abu Jawdeh, B G; Paterno, F; Girnita, A; Brailey, P; Alloway, R R; Woodle, E S (2015. ) Case Report: Successful Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in a Highly Human Leukocyte Antigen-Sensitized Recipient With a Positive Cytotoxic Crossmatch Using Bortezomib-Based Desensitization Without Intravenous Immunoglobulin.Transplantation proceedings, , 47 (7 ) ,2254-7

Mittal, T; Dedhia, P; Roy-Chaudhury, P; Abu Jawdeh, B G; Mogilishetty, G; Cuffy, M C; Alloway, R R; Woodle, E S; Govil, A (2015. ) Complete Remission of Post-transplantation Recurrence of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis With the Use of Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone Gel: Case Report.Transplantation proceedings, , 47 (7 ) ,2219-22

Sadaka, Basma; Ejaz, Nicole S; Shields, Adele R; Cardi, Michael A; Wadih, George; Witte, David; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Alloway, Rita R; Woodle, E Steve (2015. ) A Banff Component Scoring-based Histologic Assessment of Bortezomib-based Antibody-mediated Rejection Therapy.Transplantation, , 99 (8 ) ,1691-9

Woodle, E S; Shields, A R; Ejaz, N S; Sadaka, B; Girnita, A; Walsh, R C; Alloway, R R; Brailey, P; Cardi, M A; Abu Jawdeh, B G; Roy-Chaudhury, P; Govil, A; Mogilishetty, G (2015. ) Prospective iterative trial of proteasome inhibitor-based desensitization.American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, , 15 (1 ) ,101-18

Gupta, Gaurav; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Racusen, Lorraine C; Bhasin, Bhavna; Arend, Lois J; Trollinger, Brandon; Kraus, Edward; Rabb, Hamid; Zachary, Andrea A; Montgomery, Robert A; Alachkar, Nada (2014. ) Late antibody-mediated rejection in renal allografts: outcome after conventional and novel therapies.Transplantation, , 97 (12 ) ,1240-6

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Cuffy, Madison C; Alloway, Rita R; Shields, Adele Rike; Woodle, E Steve (2014. ) Desensitization in kidney transplantation: review and future perspectives.Clinical transplantation, , 28 (4 ) ,494-507

Khan, Shenaz; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Goel, Monu; Schilling, William P; Parker, Mark D; Puchowicz, Michelle A; Yadav, Satya P; Harris, Raymond C; El-Meanawy, Ashraf; Hoshi, Malcolm; Shinlapawittayatorn, Krekwit; Deschênes, Isabelle; Ficker, Eckhard; Schelling, Jeffrey R (2014. ) Lipotoxic disruption of NHE1 interaction with PI(4,5)P2 expedites proximal tubule apoptosis.The Journal of clinical investigation, , 124 (3 ) ,1057-68

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Khan, Shenaz; Deschênes, Isabelle; Hoshi, Malcolm; Goel, Monu; Lock, Jeffrey T; Shinlapawittayatorn, Krekwit; Babcock, Gerald; Lakhe-Reddy, Sujata; DeCaro, Garren; Yadav, Satya P; Mohan, Maradumane L; Naga Prasad, Sathyamangla V; Schilling, William P; Ficker, Eckhard; Schelling, Jeffrey R (2011. ) Phosphoinositide binding differentially regulates NHE1 Na+/H+ exchanger-dependent proximal tubule cell survival.The Journal of biological chemistry, , 286 (49 ) ,42435-45

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Rabb, Hamid (2011. ) Delayed kidney allograft function - what does it tell us about acute kidney injury?.Contributions to nephrology, , 174 ,173-81

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Rahman, Mahboob (2009. ) Blood pressure level and kidney disease progression: do we really need to go to 130/80 mm Hg? .Current hypertension reports, , 11 (5 ) ,363-7

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Kanso, Abbas A; Schelling, Jeffrey R (2009. ) Evidence-based approach for prevention of radiocontrast-induced nephropathy.Journal of hospital medicine, , 4 (8 ) ,500-6

Schelling, Jeffrey R; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G (2008. ) Regulation of cell survival by Na+/H+ exchanger-1.American journal of physiology. Renal physiology, , 295 (3 ) ,F625-32

Khan, S; Wu, K L; Sedor, J R; Abu Jawdeh, B G; Schelling, J R (2006. ) The NHE1 Na+/H+ exchanger regulates cell survival by activating and targeting ezrin to specific plasma membrane domains. Cellular and molecular biology (Noisy-le-Grand, France), , 52 (8 ) ,115-21

Lichvar, Alicia B; Tremblay, Simon; Leino, Abbie D; Shields, Adele R; Cardi, Michael A; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Govil, Amit; Kremer, Joseph; Cuffy, Madison; Paterno, Flavio; Diwan, Tayyab; Brailey, Paul; Girnita, Alin; Alloway, Rita R; Woodle, E Steve (2020. ) Reducing Donor Specific Antibody During Acute Rejection Diminishes Long Term Renal Allograft Loss: Comparison of Early and Late Rejection.Transplantation, ,

Gudsoorkar, Prakash; Anand, Manish; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G (2020. ) APOL1 Genotyping in Potential African American Living Kidney Donors: Utility and Cost-Effectiveness.American journal of nephrology, , 51 (2 ) ,116-118

Book Chapter

Abu Jawdeh BG, Alachkar N. (2010 ) Kidney Transplantation The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide .

Honors and Awards

2006 The Rajiv M. Reddy, MD Academic Achievement Award Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth Medical Center

2009 Abstract Award Winner Northeast Nephrology Young Investigators Forum, The Brigham and Women's Hospital "Forefronts in Basic, Clinical and Translational Research in Nephrology: A Nephrology Fellow Forum"

2009 Finalist: Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum

2010 Finalist: NKF 5th Annual Young Investigator National Forum

2016 Bronze pin recipient: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Research recognition award for 100K-500K in clinical trial industry funding

Professional Affiliation

Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology

Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
Room 6211
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-0668
Fax: 513-558-4309