Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis

Samhar I. Al-Akash, M.D.

Elizabeth Anyaegbu, M.D.

Amy Becker, M.D.

Salam I. Gharaybeh, M.D.

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Pediatric Nephrology/Dialysis

Salam I. Gharaybeh, M.D. - Pediatric Nephrologist


Dr. Gharaybeh graduated from the Jordan University of Science and Technology School of Medicine in 1991.  She completed internship and residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and then completed her pediatric nephrology fellowship at Mattel Children’s Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine.  Dr. Gharaybeh is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric nephrology.  Prior to joining CPSST, she was a consultant pediatric nephrologist at King Fahad Medical City in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Gharaybeh is interested in genetic renal disease and glomerulonephritis. She is interested in medical education, and served as the medical student coordinator for Texas A&M medical students.

MD: Jordan University of Science and Technology School of Medicine

Pediatrics – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)

Pediatric Nephrology – Mattel Children’s Hospital - University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Board Certification
Pediatric Nephrology

Clinical Interests
Genetic renal disease
Congenital anomalies of the urinary tract
Pediatric hypertension

Research Interests
Genetic renal disease



  1. AC Gelb, GS Manligas, S Gharaybeh, LA Schimmenti. Identification of two novel polymorphisms (g.903C>T and g.1544C>T) in the PAX2 gene. Human Mutation 2001, 17(2): 155-156.
  2. Chedrawi AK, Gharaybeh SI, Al-Ghwery SA, Al-Mohaimeed SA, Alshahwan SA. Cephalosporin-induced nonconvulsive status epilepticus in a uremic child. Pediatr Neurol 2004, 30(2):135-9.
  3. Anyaegbu E, Almond PS, Milligan T, Allen WR, Gharaybeh SI, Al-Akash SI. Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy in the Treatment of BK Viremia and Nephropathy in Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients. Pediatric Transplantation 2012, 16(1):E19-24.
  4. Al-Akash SI, Almond PS, Savell VH, Gharaybeh SI, Hogue C. Eculizumab induces long-term remission in recurrent post-transplant HUS associated with C3 gene mutation. Pediatric Nephrology 2011, 26(4):613-9.

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