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Kidney (Renal)


West Campus

Kidney (Renal)
Phone: 832-227-2400
Fax: 832-825-9562


18200 Katy FreewayWA360 WA360
Houston, TX 77094

Adnan Safdar, MD, MBBS

Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Department of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX fellowship 2015
Mercer University, Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG), Macon, GA residency 2012
Rawalpindi Medical College, Rawalpindi, Pakistan medical school 1999


Dr. Safdar is committed to providing excellent patient and family centered general nephrology care to the communities in and around the TCH West Campus in Katy Texas. His clinical expertise extends to all forms of renal disease both congenital and acquired. He has an active research interest in clinical management of patients with structural renal anomalies and tubular disorders.

Clinical Interests:

• Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract 

• Kidney Stones

Research Interests:

• Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO)


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Member
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) Member

Selected Publications

Ruano R, Dunn T, Braun MC, Angelo JR, Safdar A. Lower urinary tract obstruction: fetal intervention based on prenatal staging. Pediatric Nephrology 32(10):1871-8, PubMed PMID: 28730376, 2017.

Ruano R, Safdar A, Au J, Koh CJ, Gargollo P, Shamshirsaz AA, Espinoza J, Cass DL, Olutoye OO, Olutoye OA, Welty S, Roth DR, Belfort MA, Braun MC. Defining and predicting 'intrauterine fetal renal failure' in congenital lower urinary tract obstruction. Pediatric Nephrology 31(4):605-12, PubMed PMID: 26525197, 2016.

Ruano R, Sananes N, Wilson C, Au J, Koh CJ, Gargollo P, Safdar A, et al. Fetal Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction - A proposal of Standardized Multidisciplinary Prenatal Management based on Disease Severity. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 48(4): 476-82, PubMed PMID: 26690832, 2015.

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