About us

The kidney registry is sponsored by the Lebanon Society of Nephrology and Hypertension, with endorsement of the Ministry of Health in Lebanon and the World Health Regional office. Data collection, analysis and publications are performed by a neutral research group to ensure complete confidentiality of individual patient and hospital information. In first year, hemodialysis data only will be collected. Peritoneal dialysis, pediatric data and transplantation will be added by end of 3rd year.

A Scientific Committee supervises the research program and the registry. The committee is formed of 12 members:

  • Two members representing the society: the president and the designated registry principle investigator.
  • Seven nephrologists, one from each of the 7 medical schools in Lebanon. The university representative is appointed by the Dean of the medical school.
  • President of the pan-Arab pediatric nephrology association in Lebanon (PAPNA-Lebanon).
  • A representative from the ministry of health.
  • A representative from the independent research group operating the registry and the research program.


The table below presents the name, affiliation and research specialty responsibility of the members:

Name of Faculty Members University / Institution Research Area Responsibility
Jose Khabouth, MD President – SNL Committee Chairman
Jose Khabouth, MD Lebanese University Policy & Reimbursement
Samir Mallat, MD American University of Beirut Chronic Kidney Disease Pre-RRT
Najat Fares-Joubran, MD Balamand University Anemia
Albert Karam, MD Lebanese American University Nephrology of Transplant
Saade Abboud, MD Kaslik University Osteodystrophy / Nutrition
Dania Shelala, MD Saint Joseph University Dialysis & Adequacy
Hilal Abu Zeinab, MD Arab University Management of Comorbidities
Salim Kabalan, MD Society of Nephrology Principle Investigator Vascular Access
Chebl Mourani, MD PanArab Pediatric Nephrology Association Pediatric RRT
Rayess Nada, MD Ministry of Health Public Awareness
Hafez Elzein, MD, MS Partners in Wellness & Research, SARL Quality & Outcomes Research

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