Education and Research



Our Section meets the institution's educational objectives by:

  • Organizing a nephrology module for internal medicine residents focusing on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of various kidney disorders.
  • Conducting regular workshops on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and vascular access
  • Coordinating bi-weekly nephro-pathology conferences with nephrologists and pathologists to discuss renal biopsies and pathology.
  • Supervising and teaching internal medicine residents in the outpatient clinics.
  • Giving case-based lectures for internal medicine residents.
  • Conducting a weekly journal club.
  • Supervising internal medicine resident dissertations, case reports, abstract, and other publications.
  • Mentoring internal medicine residents.
  • Educating faculty and other providers on evidence-based nephrology developments and guidelines.
  • Participating in local, national and international committees, conferences, and events. 


Current Research Projects 

Currently None

MMed Theses 

• Thyroid disorders in End Stage Renal Disease, 2017. Ahmed Sokwala


  1. Varwani MH, Sokwala A. Treatment of steroid-resistant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis with rituximab: A case report and review of literature. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2017; 28(5):1175-1179. 

  2. Kirui N, Sokwala A. A case of refractory thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura treated with plasmapheresis and rituximab. S Afr Med J. 2016;106(7):689-91. 

  3. Shavadia J, Sayed S, Revathi G, Sokwala A, Abdullah MS. Cryptococcosis, an unusual cause of gross proteinuria in an HIV-infected patient. NDT Plus. 2009;2(2):185-7. doi: 10.1093/ndtplus/sfn202. PMID: 25949329. 

  4. Nelson M, Azwa A, Sokwala A, Harania RS, Stebbing J. Fanconi syndrome and lactic acidosis associated with stavudine and lamivudine therapy. AIDS. 2008;22(11):1374-6. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e328303be50.PMID: 18580619.