Umar Farooq, MD, MS

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    Research interests

    Dr. Umar Farooq's primary areas of research interest have included the role of novel drug therapies in slowing the progression of diabetic nephropathy and cardiovascular disease in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Other areas of interest are renal outcomes of kidney transplantation, membranous nephropathy, and resistant hypertension.

    Dr. Farooq is the principal investigator of clinical trials involving diabetic nephropathy and renal denervation for resistant hypertension and of drug trials to manage membranous nephropathy.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Umar Farooq is involved in medical student, resident, fellow and faculty education. He serves as core clinical faculty for the Nephrology Fellowship and previously served as associate program director for fellowship training and divisional director for both medical student clerkship and medicine resident clinical rotations.

    He is actively involved in organizing the annual continuing medical education Kidney Updates event.

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Umar Farooq's clinical activities are focused on chronic kidney diseases, home dialysis, glomerulonephritis, living donation and resistant hypertension.

    Dr. Farooq serves as associate chief medical officer for the academic practice division of Penn State Health.

    Professional information

    Member, International Society of Nephrology, 2016 to present

    Member, International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, 2016 to present

    Member, American Society of Hypertension, 2013 to present

    Board-certified in clinical hypertension, American Society of Hypertension, 2013

    Board-certified in nephrology, American Board of Nephrology, 2010

    Board-certified in internal medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008 (recertified in 2018)

    Fellow, American Society of Nephrology

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Leadership Academy Participant, The Pennsylvania State University

    … → 2019

    Junior Faculty Development Program Participant, Penn State College of Medicine

    … → 2013

    Public Health Sciences, MS, Penn State College of Medicine

    … → 2011

    Nephrology, Fellowship, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    … → 2010

    Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

    … → 2008

    Thoracic Surgery, Senior House Officer, Mayo Hospital Lahore

    … → 2003

    Medicine, House Officer, Mayo Hospital Lahore

    … → 2002

    MBBS, King Edward Medical University Lahore

    … → 2001


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      Weiner, G. J., Ballas, Z. K., Bishop, G. A., Cerhan, J. R., Dogan, A., Farooq, U., Feldman, A. L., Gupta, M., Habermann, T. M., Hohl, R., Houtman, J. C. D., Juweid, M. E., Kaufmann, S. H., Lentz, S. R., Link, B. K., Macon, W. R., Ratliff, T. L., Smith, B. J., Ansell, S. M., Syrbu, S., Geyer, S. & Ansell, S. S. M.


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