Dr. Fadem is a practicing Houston nephrologist. He began practice in 1978 after completing a renal fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and did his internal medicine residency at The University of Texas and MD Anderson Hospital in Houston. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of medicine. Formerly from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Fadem is married and has three children.
He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, Renal Physicians Association, the American Association of Kidney Patients and The National Kidney Foundation.
He is active in quality management, credentialing and peer review for his dialysis centers. He is also active in several civic and religious organizations and is a past Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas. He was a founding member, and first president of the Gulf Coast Kidney Society.
On a national level, he is former Vice-President of the Board of Directors, and current Co-Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Kidney Patients. He is on three national RPA committees, the Government Affairs Committee, the Clinical Practice Committee and the Health Finance Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Renal Physicians Association. He remains active in the Forum of ESRD Networks, and was a member of the Clinical Performance Measures Committee. He serves on the Technical Expert Panel for Dialysis Facility Compare, and chaired a sub committee on the Fistula First Initiative Task Force. He has served on Technical Expert Panels for the National Quality Forum, the National Committee on Quality Assurance, CMS and the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Association.
Clinical Specialties & Interests
Nephrology: General Nephrology
Clinical Interests: clinical nephrology
Education & Medical Training
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Certifications & Licensure
OK State Medical License1974 - 2015
TX State Medical License1974 - 2016
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1976
American Board of Internal MedicineNephrology, 1978
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Top Doctors:SE TexasCastle Connolly, 2013
Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012
The full profile is locked and available to verified physicians only. Join over 50% of U.S. physicians already on Doximity and get access to this and over 700,000 physician CVs. Find your physician profile
Physicians, view Dr. Fadem's full Doximity profile to: