Sayed Tabatabai, M.D.

Sayed Tabatabai, M.D.

Nephrology Fellowship, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Medical School, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Pre-Med, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
Practice Areas: Nephrology



  • ABIM Certified in Nephrology – 2009
  • A.C.L.S. Certified – 2008
  • ABIM Certified in Internal Medicine – 2007


Employment History:

  • August 2015 – Present – San Antonio Kidney Disease Center – Clinical Nephrologist
  • August 2012 – August 2015 – Capital District Renal Physicians – Clinical Nephrologist and Medical Director of a Fresenius Dialysis Unit in Amsterdam, NY
  • 2009 – July 2012 – Clinical Nephrologist in Eastern Michican



  • 2004 Albany Medical College Richard A. Barnett Award – Awarded annually to the graduating senior student who “embodies those characteristics considered to be ideal for the practice of internal medicine.”
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Merit Scholarship
  • National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • General Electric STAR Scholarship


Scholarly Activity:

  • Have given numerous CME accredited lectures in venues ranging from community physician outreach, to medical grand rounds, to “State-of-the-Art in nephrology” presentations to over 300 physicians.
  • Peritoneal Dialysis University – Fellow’s Grant.
  • Introduction to Clinical Research – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Epidemiology and Public Health.
  • Fellows’ Representative – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Internal Review Committee.
  • Educational project- Organizing and implementing a web based educational curriculum for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine medical student elective in nephrology, supervision by Derek Fine, M.D and Michael Choi, M.D.
  • Research project- Biopsy safety in HIV and proteinuria in HIV-related kidney disease, supervision by Derek Fine, M.D.
  • Conference organizer – Core Curriculum Conference in Nephrology 2008-2009, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • 2005-2007- Housestaff representative on Soarian Committee, in charge of organizing and implementing an electronic medical record at Tufts Medical Center.



  • Weiner DE, Tabatabai S., Tighiouart H, Elsayed E, Bansal N, Griffith J, Salem DN, Levey AS, Sarnak MJ. Cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality: exploring the interaction between CKD and cardiovascular disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2006; 48: 392-401
  • Tabatabai S, Sperati CJ, Atta M, Janjua K, Roxbury C, Lucas G, and Fine DM. Predictors of complication after percutaneous ultrasound-guided kidney biopsy in HIV-infected individuals: possible role of hepatitis c and HIV co-infection. Clin. J Am Soc Nephrol 2009; 4: 1766-1773.
departments: North Central Clinic
positions: Internal Medicine, Nephrology