Samy Riad, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Samy Riad

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Mailing Address:
717 Delaware Street, SE
MMC 1932
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Medical Director of the Pancreas Transplant Program

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Physician; Nephrologist

Medical School, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Master's Degree, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Dr. Riad is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. Following his formal training in general nephrology, clinical research and transplant medicine at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Riad joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as a transplant faculty. After leaving UAB, Dr. Riad joined a private practice group and severed as the kidney and pancreas transplant medical director in association with the surgeons of University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Following his passion for advancing the field, Dr. Riad was delighted to return to the University of Minnesota the home of many firsts in medicine and transplantation. Dr. Riad has several clinical and research interests mainly focused on transplant outreach and tele-medicine for improving access to transplantation.

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American Society of Nephrology


Research Summary/Interests

  • Post transplant recipient outcome research
  • Tele-Medicine for improving access to transplantation
  • Kidney donors outcome research


Teaching Areas

  • Renal Pathophysiology



Kidney (Nephrology) Clinic

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Kidney transplant; Pancreas transplant; Glomerulonephritis, BK Nephropathy; CMV infection in transplant recipients; Post Transplant Lymphoprolifrative Disorders (PTLD); Post transplant diabetes; Pediatric transplant recipients care transitioning