Dr. El-Shahawy is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is a UNOS-certified transplant nephrologist. He completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Mary's Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. El-Shahawy went on to complete a fellowship in nephrology and transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and a fellowship in nephrology at USC Medical Center/Keck School of Medicine of USC.
As a certified Principal Investigator, Dr. El-Shahawy has been conducting clinical research since 1989. His research is centered around patients with kidney disease and its complications.