New Faculty

Fadi A. Tohme, MD

Fadi A. Tohme, MD, joined the Department of Medicine as an Assistant Professor, with dual appointments in the Division of Nephrology and the Department of Anesthesiology on August 1, 2017.

Dr. Tohme is also director of the Renal Biopsy Service and serves both on the renal consult inpatient service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital as well as in the surgical intensive care unit as a critical care attending physician. Dr. Tohme is the first Division of Nephrology faculty member to hold a joint appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology.

Tohme earned his medical degree from St. Joseph University (SJU) in Beirut, Lebanon and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC). He then completed his fellowship in Nephrology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Tohme’s research focus lies in the epidemiology of acute kidney injury. He is the first author on three of four recently published articles and two book chapters and has ongoing research collaborations with the Center for Critical Care Nephrology (C3N) in Pittsburgh.

During his time at SJU, Dr. Tohme was founder and chief editor of the cultural and medical journal Hypocampus (Faculty of Medicine) and was part of the “Seventh Day Operation” community outreach preventative medicine clinic in underserved areas of Lebanon. For the past decade, Dr. Tohme has been a member of the International Focolari & Youth for a United World Movement, which strives to build universal brotherhood to heal the divisions that exist within families, between generations, and between different social groups. He enjoys playing tennis, basketball and biking.