Assistant Professor of Medicine
Nephrology and Hypertension

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Professional Bio

Osama El Shamy, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a nephrologist with a special interest in the field of home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis).

After completing his nephrology fellowship training at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. El Shamy spent an additional year as the inaugural home dialysis fellow. He is involved in multiple research projects in the field of home dialysis including one that involved a novel peritoneal dialysis machine, as well as many qualitative clinical research projects.

Dr. El Shamy has presented at many large nephrology conferences including the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Transplant Congress. He is a major proponent of home dialysis training for fellows and was an integral part of revamping the home dialysis training program for fellows at his institution. He was an invited speaker at Mount Sinai’s Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis annual symposium in 2019, delivering a talk on the importance of home dialysis training for fellows.

He is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) and was the recipient of the GHHS award for his graduating class in medical school for his focus on improving patient education with his project titled “Knowledge is Gold.” He is also interested in studying healthcare disparities in patients with CKD, and was the recipient of a research career development award, which culminated in the publication of a paper, “Consent for Genetic Biobanking in a Diverse Multi-Site Chronic Kidney Disease Cohort.”


MD - Rutgers New Jersey Medical School - 2014
Residency - Internal Medicine - Temple University Hospital - 2017
Fellowship - Nephrology - Icahn School of Medicine - 2019
Fellowship - Home Dialysis - Icahn School of Medicine - 2020