Dr. Samhar Ibrahim Al-Akash MD Pediatric Nephrologist

Dr. Samhar Al-Akash is a pediatric nephrologist in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Memorial and Driscoll Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Al-Akash accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Memorial and one of 2 at Driscoll Children's Hospital who specialize in Pediatric Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Pediatric Nephrologist: General Pediatric Nephrology

Education & Medical Training

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency, Pediatrics, 1993 - 1996

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, 1996 - 1999

University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine
Class of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 18 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 15 years in Pediatric Nephrology

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Four siblings with distal renal tubular acidosis and nephrocalcinosis, neurobehavioral impairment, short stature, and distinctive facial appearance: a possible new autosomal recessive syndrome.
Faqeih, E., Al-Akash, S.I., Sakati, N., Teebi, P.S.

Immediate post-transplant nephrosis in a patient with congenital nephrotic syndrome.
Barayan, S. S., Al-Akash, S. I., Malekzadeh, M., Marik, J. L., Cohen, A. H., Ettenger, R. B., Yadin, O.

Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in the treatment of BK viremia and nephropathy in pediatric renal transplant recipients.
Anyaegbu, E. I., Almond, P. S., Milligan, T., Allen, W. R., Gharaybeh, S., Al-Akash, S. I.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Regence Oregon - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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