Stephen Fadem, MD

Stephen Fadem, MD, FACP, FASN

Nephrology Houston, TX

Chief Medical Officer Kidney Associates

Office Address

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  • 6624 Fannin St
    Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77030
    Phone: (713) 795-5511
    Fax: (832) 553-6081


  • 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.

Dr. Fadem's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Nephrology: General Nephrology
  • Clinical Interests: clinical nephrology

Dr. Fadem's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Chief Medical OfficerKidney Associates, PLLC
    Houston, TX
  • Medical DirectorDaVita Medical Center
    Houston, TX

Dr. Fadem's Education & Medical Training

  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioFellowship, Nephrology
  • University of Texas at HoustonUniversity of Texas at HoustonResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of OK Coll of MedUniversity of Oklahoma College of MedicineMedical School

Dr. Fadem's Certifications & Licensure

  • OK State Medical LicenseOK State Medical License1974 - 2014
  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License1974 - 2014
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1976
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineNephrology, 1978

Dr. Fadem's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesMeaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012
  • Castle ConnollyAmericas Top DoctorsCastle Connolly
  • Key Professional Media, Inc.Super DoctorKey Professional Media, Inc.
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Dr. Fadem's Publications & Presentations

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Dr. Fadem's Professional Memberships

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Medical Groups

  • Kidney Associates

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