Dr. Loai Eid

Pediatric Nephrologist

Dr. Loai Eid

Pediatric Nephrologist


Dr. Loai Eid is a Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist. Before joining Al Jalila Children’s, he was the Chief of Pediatric Nephrology Section at Dubai Hospital since 2016. He is the Director of the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program. He is the President of Emirates Pediatric Nephrology group under Emirates Medical Society of Nephrology since 2017. Additionally, he is a council member of the Asian Pediatric Nephrology Association. He completed the Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship from the United States of America. He is American Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Eid appointed as Clinical Associate Professor at Mohamed Bin Rashid University of Medicine & Health Science & Dubai Medical College since 2014. He obtained Master of Science in Health Science (Clinical & Translational Research) from School of Medicine and Health Science at George Washington University in 2013. His clinical and academic interests include renal calculi, renal tubular disorders, pediatric dialysis, and genetic renal diseases. Dr. Eid is actively involved in clinical research nationally and internationally. He is participating in different International and European registries including the global IPNA Registry, International Pediatric Dialysis network (IPDN), ERKReg, PodoNet, ARegPKD, and ADPedKD registries. He initiated the largest genetic study across UAE in collaboration with Prof. Friedhelm Hildebrandt Labs at Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School (Genetics of Childhood Chronic Kidney Diseases and related disorders in UAE). He has published articles in well-known International journals. Moreover, he participated in many regional and international meetings with lectures, workshops and guidelines.

Professional Background

Medical School

1995 - 2001
Baghdad University College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq
2011 - 2013
George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Science, Washington DC, USA


2005 - 2007
Latifa Women & Children Hospital, Dubai, UAE
2007 - 2010
Brooklyn Hospital Center - Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA


2010 - 2013
Children’s National Medical Center - George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

Work Experience

2001 - 2002
Rotating Intern, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
2002 - 2005
Resident Doctor, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE
2013 - 2016
Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist, Latifa Women & Children Hospital, Dubai, UAE
2016 - 2021
Consultant & Head of Pediatric Nephrology Section, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Achievements Career Highlights

  • Dr. Eid awarded the higher education and research awards from “You Are Our Pride program” at Dubai Health Authority in 2017 & 2019, respectively.
  • He has initiated all forms of renal replacement therapy among critically ill patients in the private sector in Dubai and established the 1st pediatric nephrology unit outside government hospitals.
  • American Society of Transplantation Award, 2013
  • Pediatric Nephrology Fellow Award and Travel Grant (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Best Teaching Pediatric Resident Award, 2009

Research & Publications

  1. Whole exome sequencing identifies potential novel candidate genes for spina bifida. Human Genetics; Am J Med Genet A. 2022 Jan 18. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.62644

  2. Reverse phenotyping facilitates disease allele calling in exome sequencing of patients with CAKUT. Genet Med. 2021 Nov 16;S1098-3600(21)04137-X. doi: 10.1016/j.gim.2021.09.010

  3. Early childhood height-adjusted total kidney volume as a risk marker of kidney survival in ARPKD. Sci Rep. 2021 Nov 4;11(1):21677. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-00523-z

  4. A truncating NRIP1 variant in an Arabic family with congenital anomalies of the kidneys and urinary tract. Am J Med Genet A. 2022 Jan;188(1):310-313.doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.62502

  5. Refining genotype-phenotype correlations in 304 patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease and PKHD1 gene variants; Kidney Int 2021 Apr 30;S0085-2538(21)00459-2. doi: 10.1016

  6. Recessive mutations in SYNPO2 as a candidate of monogenic nephrotic syndrome. Kidney International Reports (2021) 6, 472–483, ;


  7. Treatment and long-term outcome in primary nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, gfaa243


  8. Severe neurological outcomes after very early bilateral nephrectomies in patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD); Sci Rep. 2020 Sep 29;10(1):16025.doi: 10.1038/s41

  9. Mutations of the Transcriptional Corepressor ZMYM2 Cause Syndromic Urinary Tract Malformations; Am J Hum Genet. 2020 Aug 31:S0002-9297(20)30282-2.doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2020.08.013

  10. Vascular Access Choice, Complications, and Outcomes in Children on Maintenance Hemodialysis: Findings From the International Pediatric Hemodialysis Network (IPHN) Registry. Am J Kidney Dis. 2

  11. Global Variation of Nutritional Status in Children Undergoing Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis: A Longitudinal Study of the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network. Sci Rep. 2019; 9: 4

  12. ADPedKD: A Global Online Platform on the Management of Children With ADPKD,Kidney Int Rep. 2019 May 29;4(9):1271-1284. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2019.05.015. e Collection 2019 Sep

  13. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies Causative Mutations in Families with Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Aug 24. pii: ASN.2017121265.doi: 10.1681/AS

  14. ARegPKD consortium. Risk Factors for Early Dialysis Dependency in Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease. J Pediatr. 2018 Aug; 199:22-28.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.03.052

  15. IPNA Global RRT Registry Annual Report 2018

  16. IPNA Global RRT Registry Annual Report 2017


  17. Recent Progress of the ARegPKD Registry Study on Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease, Front Pediatr. 2017 Feb 16;5:18.doi: 10.3389/fped.2017.00018. eCollection 2017

  18. Pediatric Renal Replacement Therapy for Severe Hyperosmolality and AKI. J Nephrol Ther 2017, 7:6 (Suppl).DOI: 10.4172/2161-0959-C1-048

  19. Xanthinuria: An Unusual Cause of Pink Diaper in an Infant. Pediatric Nephrology, 2016 January; 31:575.DOI 10.1007/s00467-015-3072-z

  20. Late Acute Rejection: Incidence, Causes, and Effect on Graft Survival and Function. Pediatric Transplantation, 2014 March; 18(2): 155–162. DOI: 10.1111/petr.12203

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Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

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