Dr. Katafan Achkar, MD,


Meet the Provider

Personal Statement:

In addition to my professional experience in general nephrology and dialysis; I have keen interests and experiences in the management of kidney transplant patients, dialysis access procedures and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). On a personal note, I enjoy practicing medicine and I love caring for my patients, while concurrently striving to learn and continuously acquiring new knowledge and medical skills. I believe that honesty, compassionate care, knowing your limitation as physician, and actively involving patients in their medical care are great values and virtues that every physician should provide to their patients. Please visit my personal website www.Houstonkidneydoctor.org for more information about my professional background and educational materials about different kidney disorders.

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Nephrology


  • 1999-2011: Practiced general and transplant nephrology in Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
  • 2011-2015: Senior consultant nephrologist and head of nephrology team at Heart Hospital, Doha, Qatar, managing renal issues in patients with congestive heart failure and patients undergoing major cardiovascular procedures
  • 2014-2015: Program director, Nephrology fellowship training program, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
  • Perform Interventional Nephrology procedures on dialysis access (Arteriovenous grafts and fistulae, and tunneled dialysis catheters)
  • Perform office renal ultrasonography

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Houston Methodist St. John Hospital
  • Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
  • Kindred Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Kindred Hospital Bay Area
  • Kindred Healthcare Hospital – Clear Lake
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast
  • Mainland Medical Center Hospital
  • Cornerstone Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital- Houston TMC

Education Background:

  • Internship and Residency Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX – Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX – Nephrology
  • Damascus University Medical School, Syria
  • Training and Credentialing in dialysis vascular access interventional Procedures in the Methodist Hospital and With RMS-Life Line
  • Initial Certification in 2004 by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology in renal ultrasonography and interventional nephrology


  • FASN: Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology
  • US Family Health Plan Rising Star Award
  • Listed 2007 Guide to Americas Top Physician; Nephrology
  • 5000+ performer award, RMS Life Line, DaVita, Physician Operators Forum Meeting 2010
  • Stars of Excellence Award, HMC Health: Leadership award, presented for Katafan Achkar as a member of Qatar Center for Organ Transplantation.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar, In recognition of valuable contribution, hard work and dedication in the Residency program.


  • English

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lunch Break 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sat – Sun Closed

600 N. Kobayashi Rd., Suite 312
Webster, TX 77598