SEHA Kidney Care

Beds: 288

Doctors: 34

Specialities: 4

Hospital Info

SKC provides the largest and only full-service integrated nephrology care in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, offering all modalities of kidney care to patients with any form of kidney problem. With 34 physicians and over 250 nurses and other specialised staff dedicated to the care of patients with kidney disease.


SKC offers;

Care to all in-patients with kidney problems in all SEHA/PH hospitals, and some private providers.

Care of early and chronic kidney disease mainly as out-patient.

Super specialists: we have physicians expert in :


Acute kidney injury


Connective tissue disease

Diabetic kidney disease


Genetic and inherited kidney disease


Kidney stones

Liver and kidney disorders

Obstetric nephrology



Vascular disease


Viral infection affecting the kidney


All forms of kidney replacement therapy including;

All haemodialysis modalities

In-centre out-patient haemodialysis (HD) and haemodialfiltration (HDF).

In- patient acute and chronic HD/HDF/CVVH

Home based assisted HD/HDFOvernight long hours HD/HDF.


Note that SKC offer almost exclusively HDF rather than HD. This has been shown to have a 23% improvement in mortality over HD alone.

All peritoneal dialysis modalities

Automated peritoneal dialysis (APD)

Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)

Intermittent peritoneal dialysis (IP)

Hybrid therapy

Ultrafiltration for heart failure.


Other extracorporeal therapies eg plasma exchange
Continuous renal replacement advice and therapies where needed

Slow low efficiency dialysis (SLED)

Slow continuous ultrafiltration (SCUF)


All transplantation modalities with our partners in the transplant institute based at SKMC


Live donor kidney transplantation

Deceased donor kidney transplantation

Paired exchange program

ABO incompatible treatments if needed.


SKC offers training to new nephrologists as the only training centre for

Nephrology in Abu Dhabi
In house expert and intelligent IT systems
Research and innovation


SKC works with primary care on prevention of organ failure. 

However, kidney transplantation is always the first option explored to replace the failing kidney.


Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and SKC provide transplants to patients more than any other unit in the UAE.

Transplantation surgery is performed mostly in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) by a dedicated transplant team.


If kidney transplantation is not an immediate choice, then all modalities of dialysis including in-center hemodialysis will be offered to the patient.


Our dialysis machines are connected to the electronic medical record to monitor all patients in real-time, computer analytics to guarantee that our highly experienced physicians obtain a complete and accurate picture of the patient’s case.


No other service in the UAE provides this level and quality kidney care for all kidney problems to ensure patients receive the best care available.

Prof. Stephen Holt (BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRCP(Lond), FRACP)

Chief Executive Officer and Professor Director

Prof Stephen G. Holt BSc MBBS PhD FRCP FRACP • Professor Director and CEO of SEHA Kidney Care (SKC) Abu Dhabi • Adjunct Professor at Khalifa University. Previously • Director of Nephrology Royal Melbourne Hospital and Transplant Centre & Professor University of Melbourne, Australia • University of Sussex and Royal Sussex County Hospital, Sussex, UK • Royal Free and University College Hospitals, UK Academic Profile • International expertise in: o Mineral and protein biochemistry o Vascular biology o Dialysis therapies o Transplantation o Information technology • >200 publications • Numerous research grants

Address: Al Himam Street - Next to Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City - Abu Dhabi