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Nissreen Elfadawy, MD

Nissreen Elfadawy, MD



89 Ratings 15 Reviews



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Primary Location

UH Geauga Health Center
13221 Ravenna Rd
Chardon, OH 44024

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  • Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, UH Regional Hospitals Geauga Campus
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Nissreen Elfadawy, MD, MS, FASN, FAST, is a staff nephrologist at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is board-certified in medicine. Her special interests include chronic kidney disease, hypertension, acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, electrolyte disorders, diabetic nephropathy, onco-nephrology and kidney transplantation.

Dr. Elfadawy earned her medical degree from Alexandria University in Egypt, where she also completed an internship and a residency in Internal Medicine. She obtained her Master’s degrees in Internal Medicine from Alexandria University before joining the Cleveland Clinic. She completed a research fellowship and a clinical kidney transplant fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. She also finished an internal medicine residency and a general nephrology fellowship at University Hospitals.

Dr. Elfadawy received many awards during her training from University Hospitals, American Society of Nephrology and American Society of Transplantation (AST). She also served as a Chair of the Trainee and Young Faculty community of practice at the AST.

Dr. Elfadawy has written several peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters focusing on kidney disease and complications after kidney transplant. Dr. Elfadawy has also served as a reviewer for many prominent medical journals focusing on general nephrology and transplant nephrology. She is an active fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation.


  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Chemotherapy Kidney Complications
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Diabetes Complication of the Kidneys
  • Electrolytes Disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemolytic-uremic Syndrome
  • Home Hemodialysis
  • Hypertension
  • Immuno-suppression Medication Management
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Onco-Nephrology
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PCKD)
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Replacement Therapy

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic

Office Locations

UH Geauga Health Center

13221 Ravenna Rd
Chardon, OH 44024

Patient Experience Reviews

4.7 out of 5

89 Ratings

Patient Comments (15)

Reviewed On 4/1/2023
All Good!

Reviewed On 3/1/2023
Dr E. Is thorough, personable, and punctual. She listens to my concerns

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
Dr elfafsway is the most caring Dr I have

Reviewed On 2/1/2023
I was very happy with Dr. El. She was very through. [...]

Reviewed On 12/1/2022
All good. Good experience.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
I love the Doc and her people. I wish all of my providers were as friendly and helpful as they are.

Reviewed On 11/1/2022
Totally would recommend to others. Great doctor and staff

Reviewed On 10/1/2022

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Very knowledgeable Pleasant and Very nice

Reviewed On 10/1/2022
Excellent visit. Would highly recommend this lovely provider and her staff!!!

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Very pleasant and professional Doctor very knowledgableMade me feel very relaxed

Reviewed On 9/2/2022
Had a very good experience with this appointment! The doctor is very informative and always puts me at ease! I highly recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed On 8/1/2022
Excellent physician w amazing knowledge. She was also very comforting in her ability to calm my concerns

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Elfadaway is absolutely wonderful. I couldn't ask for more kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable care.

Reviewed On 7/1/2022
Dr. Listened attentively to questions and answered with detail and concern.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Nephrology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine


Fellowship | Nephrology
Nephrology - UH Cleveland Medical Center (2017 - 2019)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - UH Cleveland Medical Center (2015 - 2017)

Fellowship | Transplant Nephrology
Transplant Nephrology - Cleveland Clinic (2013 - 2014)

Research Fellowship | Urology
Urology - Cleveland Clinic (2011 - 2015)

Medical Education
Alexandria University (2002)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Nissreen Elfadawy did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.