Dr. Sahar Barayan, medical director, pediatric nephrology, Children’s Hospital, is board certified in pediatric nephrology by the American Board of Pediatrics. She joined Children’s as a pediatric nephrologist in October 2007.
Dr. Barayan received her medical degree from King Faisal University Hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She completed her pediatric residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and her pediatric nephrology fellowship at University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.
While working in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Barayan established pediatric dialysis services in two hospitals. She provided hemodialysis and peritoeneal dialysis training and introduced continuous renal replacement therapies to the intensive care units. Dr. Barayan championed the initiative to promote organ donation through lectures and by organizing organ donor card registration drives. She partnered with other physicians to improve how the Saudi Center of Organ Transplant listed and prioritized pediatric patients. Dr. Barayan also served as a co-investigator for two National Institute of Health studies on chronic kidney disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
Prior to joining Children’s, Dr. Barayan was an attending pediatric nephrologist at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in Falls Church, Va.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the International Society of Pediatric Nephrologists.