Dr. Syed Ali Husain is a transplant nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. He earned his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School and completed training in internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center followed by training in nephrology and transplant nephrology at Columbia University Medical Center. His clinical practice specializes in the evaluation and management of patients with kidney disease requiring a kidney transplant. His research focuses on improving transplant outcomes and expanding access to transplant through improving the allocation of donated kidneys.


Dr. Syed Ali Husain



  • Dartmouth College

    Dartmouth College

    BA in Religion, Psychology

    09/2003 - 06/2006

  • Columbia University

    Columbia University

    MPH, Epidemiology

    06/2006 - 07/2007

  • New Jersey Medical School

    New Jersey Medical School


    08/2007 - 05/2011

  • Tufts Medical Center

    Tufts Medical Center

    Internal Medicine Residecy

    06/2011 - 06/2014

  • Columbia University Medical Center

    Columbia University Medical Center

    Nephrology Fellowship

    07/2015 - 08/2017

  • Columbia University Medical Center

    Columbia University Medical Center

    Transplant Nephrology Fellowship

    07/2017 - 06/2018

  • Columbia University

    Columbia University

    MA, Biomedical Informatics

    09/2019 - 05/2021

Published Research

Frequently asked questions

Where can I find more information about kidney transplantation?

Several organizations provide educational information for patients who want to learn more about kidney transplants:

American Association of Kidney Patients

National Kidney Foundation

Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network

Where can I find more information about living kidney donation?

You can learn more about living donation with the following resources:

National Kidney Foundation

United Network for Organ Sharing

National Living Donor Assistance Center

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