Dr. Abdel Basset EL Essawy

Contact Info

+971 4 41 44444

Designation:Professor and Consultant Internal Medicine & Nephrology
Specialty: Internal Medicine & Nephrology
Languages: English, Arabic & French

Core Competencies

  • Internal Medicine
  • Clinical immunology and  Clinical nephrology
  • Organ transplantation
  • Pediatric nephrology
  • Immunology & immunopathology
  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney and autoimmune diseases
  • Resistant and Secondary Hypertension
  • Obesity and its related disorders like Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Kidney disorders etc

Brief Profile

Dr. Abdel Basset EL Essawy has an extensive career. Some of the positions held by him in his work years are:

2019 – Director of Education, Training and research in IBHO Hospital

2018 – Director of Resident Program Project IBHO Hospital

2012 – Current, Professor of Medicine and Nephrology Al-Azhar University, Egypt

2011 – Current, Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Nephrology & Associate Dean   RAKMHSU

2011 – 2020 Senior Consultant   Internal Medicine and Nephrology & Head of Nephrology Unit at IBHO Hospital – RAK – UAE.

2007 – 2011 Sabbatical working as Visiting Consultant and Professor –Military Hospitals, Saudi Arabia

2012 – Current Full Professor, Al Azhar University, Egypt

2006 – 2012 Associate Prof. of Medicine and Nephrology – Al Azhar University, Egypt

2001-2006 Lecturer of Internal medicine And Nephrology – Al Azhar University, Egypt

1999- Maitre es Science Medical (Professor) Nephrology, appointed by French Ministry of Education, Research & Technology, October 1999 – France

1994-1998 – Instructor in Nephrology Department (Service Prof Zech) – Claude Bernard university – Lyon – France

1997-1999 – Acting Consultant (Medicine Attachee)- Saint Etienne Uinversity Hospital – Saint Ettiene – Farnce

He is also on the editorial board of many International Journals. Dr. El Essawy is also a member of various medical associations. He has also won numerous prizes and honours, some of them are mentioned as below:

  • First Prize clinical research project on the 9th RAKMHSU scientific conference (May 2018)
  • Director of Resident Program Project of IBHOH since 2018
  • Chairman of CME Committee 2012-2015, IBHOH Hospital – Ministry of Health – RAK – UAE
  • Chairman of Scientific Committee – Vascular access meeting – KFMH-Khames Mysheet- Saudi Arabia, October – 2010
  • President of the nephrology, metabolic disorders, and Transplantation update since 2011
  • Grant from The American Society of Nephrology to attend the Workshop in Geriatric Nephrology November 2010
  • Al-Azhar University prize for Excellence in Research in 2008
  • Al-Azhar University prize for Excellence in Research in 2007
  • International Society of Nephrology Fellowship Grant – Kidney and Pancrease department and Transplant Research Center, BIDMC- Harvard medical School- December 2002-December 2003
  • ERA-EDTA Grant to study Islet Transplant in San Raffael Hospital, Milano, Italy (March 1995-May 1995)


He has numerous educational qualifications in his name. Few of them are as follows:

  • Fellow of American society of Transplantation (FAST 2017)
  • Fellow of American society of Nephrology (FASN 2009)
  • International Society of Nephrology Fellowship (ISN 2002 -2003)
  • Doctor Degree, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Etienne University, France, 2005
  • Egyptian MD equivalency: Supreme Council of Universities, Cairo, Egypt, 1999
  • Doctract (PhD) Thesis: Tanta Faculty of Medicine & University, Egypt, 04/97
  • Certificate of Advanced Specialty in Nephrology (Attestation de Formation Spécialisée Approfondie en Néphrologie), Faculty of Medicine, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France 1993/1994
  • French National Diploma of Deep Studies: Host/Graft Relationship in Organ Transplantation and Tissue Grafting, Faculty of Medicine, Bourgogne University, France, 1997
  • Inter-Universities Diploma in Organ Transplantation (Diplôme Interuniversitaire- Transplantation d’Organes des régions Rhône-Alpes et Auvergne), Faculty of Medicine, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France, (93/94) 1995 and Pediatric Nephrology
  • Inter-Universities Diploma in Pediatric Nephrology  (Diplôme Interuniversitaire- Transplantation d’Organes des régions Rhône-Alpes et Auvergne), Faculty of Medicine, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France, 1994-1996
  • MSc Internal Medicine 1991

Research & Publications

Dr. Abdel has more than 50 peer-reviewed, national and regional publications. Some of the most recent ones are as follows:

  • Pre,peri and Posttransplant diabetes mellitus. Basset El Essawy and Fouad Kandeel. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens (Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension)
  • [2019, 28(1):47-57].
  • Immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes.
  • Davide Frumento, Moufida Ben Nasr, Basset El Essawy, Francesca D’Addio, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Paolo Fiorina. J Endocrinol Invest (Journal of endocrinological investigation) [2017, 40(8):803-814]
  • Type 1 diabetes and T regulatory cells. Basset ElEssawy, Xian C Li  Pharmacol Res2015 Aug
  • Lupus Nephritis: Current Treatment Paradigm and Unmet Needs.
  • Steven P Menez, Basset El Essawy, Mohamed G Atta. Rev Recent Clin Trials (Reviews on recent clinical trials)
  • [2018, 13(2):105-113].
  • Vera Usuelli, Moufida Ben Nasr, Francesca D’Addio, Liu Kaifeng, Andrea Vergani, Basset El Essawy, Emma Assi, Francesca Rocchio, Mayuko Uehara, Chiara Rossi, Anna Solini, Annalisa Capobianco, Elena Rigamonti, Luciano Potena, Massimo Venturini, Francesco Grigioni, Enrico Ammirati, Maria Frigerio, Eduardo Castillo-Leon, Anna Maestroni, Cristian Loretelli, Eric N. Olson, Gabriella Becchi, Domenico Corradi, GaryA. Visner, Anil K. Chandraker, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Nelson Chau, Reza Abdi, Marcus G. Pezzolesi and Paolo Fiorina. Targeting miR-21 reprograms macrophages and abrogates chronic allograft vasculopathy. American Journal of Transplantation, accepted March 2021
  • Emma Assi,Francesca D’Addio, Chiara Mandò,Anna Maestroni, Cristian Loretelli, Moufida Ben Nasr, Vera Usuelli, Ahmed Abdelsalam, Andy Joe Seelam, Ida Pastore, Cinzia Magagnotti, Reza Abdi, Basset El Essawy, Franco Folli , Domenico Corradi, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti, Irene Cetin, Paolo Fiorina. Placental proteome abnormalities in women with gestational diabetes and large-for-gestational-age newborns. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2020; 8(2): e001586. Published online 2020 November 13. doi: 10.1136/bmjdrc-2020-001586
  • Cristian Loretelli1,*, Moufida Ben Nasr1,2,*, Giorgio Giatsidis3, Roberto Bassi2, Luca Lancerotto4, Francesca D’Addio1, Alessandro Valderrama-Vasquez2, Saja Sandra Scherer3, Luca Salvatore5, Marta Madaghiele5, Ahmed Abdelsalam1,6, Elio Ippolito1, Emma Assi1, Vera Usuelli1, Basset El Essawy7,8, Alessandro Sannino5, Giorgio Pietramaggiori3, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti1,9, Dennis Paul Orgill3 and Paolo Fiorina1,2. Embryonic stem cell extracts improve wound healing in diabetic mice. Acta Diabetol. 2020 Jul;57(7):883-890. doi: 10.1007/s00592-020-01500-0. Epub 2020 Mar 2.PMID: 32124076
  • miR-21 antagonism reprograms macrophage metabolism and abrogates chronic allograft vasculopathy.Vera Usuelli, Moufida Ben Nasr, Francesca D’Addio, Kaifeng Liu, Andrea Vergani, Basset El Essawy, Jun Yang, and authors. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 2021

Nationality: Egyptian

Number of Years of Experience: +25 years