Posted on October 21, 2015

Sidra Medical and Research Center (Sidra) is pleased to announce that Ibrahim Shatat, Senior Attending Physician and Medical Director in Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, has won a top accolade.

Dr. Shatat was voted among the Top Doctors in the Field of Pediatric Nephrology by Castell Connolly - the firm used by US News and World Reports (USNWR) to rank top hospitals. As a pediatric nephrologist, Dr. Shatat specializes in treating children with kidney or urinary tract diseases; bladder problems; kidney stones or high blood pressure. His specialty also includes kidney transplants and taking care of dialysis patients.

Sidra doctor wins top Pediatric 2 [].jpgFor more than two decades, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying top doctors, has based its selection process on the foundation of peer nominations. The Castle Connolly physician-led research team carefully reviews the credentials of every physician being considered for inclusion in Castle Connolly Guides®, magazine articles and website. The review includes, amongst other factors, scrutiny of medical education; training; board certifications; hospital appointments; administrative posts; professional achievements; malpractice and disciplinary history. In the category for Dr. Shatat, Castell Connolly asked practicing pediatric nephrologists to identify top doctors in the field based on reputation and contribution to clinical care.

Dr. Shatat, who has been at Sidra Medical and Research Center since December 2014, said, “I am delighted that my contributions to the field of pediatric nephrology have been appreciated and acknowledged by my peers in the medical field. I am looking forward to having a similar impact in Qatar and regionally with the world-class team of physicians and healthcare professionals we have here at Sidra.” Before joining Sidra, Dr. Shatat was the Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension at the Medical University of South Carolina - where he led the division to rank among the top pediatric nephrology programs in the US.

Dr. Shatat obtained his medical degree from the University of Jordan, and went on to specialize in the field of pediatrics, finishing his training at the State University of New York (SUNY-Downstate). He is double boarded in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology and his subspecialty training was obtained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Shatat also holds a Master’s degree with distinction in Science and Clinical Research Methods. He obtained his leadership training at the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and The Harvard School of Public Health. He currently holds multiple leadership positions at the International Pediatric Hypertension Association and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.