Samira Farouk, MD


Samira Farouk, MD, MSCR, FASN, is a board certified nephrologist and internist. She is a transplant nephrologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). She is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program, and Social Media Director of the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Farouk is a graduate of Princeton University where she received her B.S.E. in chemical engineering with a certificate in Spanish and Portuguese language and culture. She received her M.D. from Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where she graduated with a distinction in research. She completed her internship, residency and nephrology and transplant fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and also served as Chief Fellow.

Dr. Farouk is involved in all levels of medical education and teaches medical students, residents and fellows and has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards. She is a Fellow Educator member of the institute of Medical Education at ISMMS. She is interested in the development and study of innovative medical education (FOAMed) and social media. She is the co-founder of NephSIM (www.nephsim), winner of the 2018 ASN Innovations in Kidney Education, founder of the virtual nephrology mentoring program NephSIM Nephrons, co-faculty lead of the Renal Fellow Network (, and Executive Committee member of NephMadness and the Nephrology Social Media Collective. Dr. Farouk was the recipient of the 2020 American Society of Nephrology (ASN) William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholar of KidneyCure Award. She serves on ASN and American Society of Transplantation (AST) committees and is currently Chair of the AST Trainee and Young Faculty Community of Practice. She serves on the Executive Board of the New York Society of Nephrology and on the Editorial Board of journals including the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Kidney News, and Clinical Transplantation.