Wissam Mohammad Aly Kourany, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 2 Genome Court, Msrb2 Box 103015, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 286-0411

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Nephrology, Medicine, Duke University, 2004 - 2006
  • Fellow in Endocrinology, Medicine, Duke University, 2002 - 2004
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2002
  • M.D., American University of Beirut (Lebanon), 1998

Publications

Pericàs, Juan M., Jaume Llopis, Maria Jesús Jiménez-Exposito, Wissam M. Kourany, Benito Almirante, Giampiero Carosi, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, et al. “Infective Endocarditis in Patients on Chronic Hemodialysis.” J Am Coll Cardiol 77, no. 13 (April 6, 2021): 1629–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.02.014.

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33795037
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Fischer, Michael J., Wissam M. Kourany, Karen Sovern, Kurt Forrester, Cassandra Griffin, Nancy Lightner, Shawn Loftus, et al. “Development, implementation and user experience of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) dialysis dashboard.” Bmc Nephrol 21, no. 1 (April 16, 2020): 136. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-020-01798-6.

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32299383
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Kourany, Wissam, and Susan T. Crowley. “Site of Care and Health Outcomes of Veterans Undergoing Maintenance Dialysis.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13, no. 7 (July 6, 2018): 979–81. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.06100518.

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29903899
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Zimering, M. B., J. H. Zhang, P. D. Guarino, N. Emanuele, P. A. McCullough, L. F. Fried, K. Servilla, et al. “Endothelial cell autoantibodies in predicting declining renal function, end-stage renal disease, or death in adult type 2 diabetic nephropathy.” Frontiers in Endocrinology 5, no. AUG (January 1, 2014). https://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2014.00128.

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Kanafani, Z. A., W. M. Kourany, V. G. Fowler, D. P. Levine, G. A. Vigliani, M. Campion, D. E. Katz, G. R. Corey, and H. W. Boucher. “Clinical characteristics and outcomes of diabetic patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis.” Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28, no. 12 (December 2009): 1477–82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-009-0808-3.

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19730900
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Malakauskas, Sandra M., Wissam M. Kourany, Xiao Yin Zhang, Danhong Lu, Robert D. Stevens, Timothy R. Koves, Hans E. Hohmeier, Deborah M. Muoio, Christopher B. Newgard, and Thu H. Le. “Increased insulin sensitivity in mice lacking collectrin, a downstream target of HNF-1alpha.” Mol Endocrinol 23, no. 6 (June 2009): 881–92. https://doi.org/10.1210/me.2008-0274.

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Aksoy, Olcay, Daniel J. Sexton, Andrew Wang, Paul A. Pappas, Wissam Kourany, Vivian Chu, Vance G. Fowler, et al. “Early surgery in patients with infective endocarditis: a propensity score analysis.” Clin Infect Dis 44, no. 3 (February 1, 2007): 364–72. https://doi.org/10.1086/510583.

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17205442
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Malakauskas, Sandra M., Hui Quan, Timothy A. Fields, Shannon J. McCall, Ming-Jiun Yu, Wissam M. Kourany, Campbell W. Frey, and Thu H. Le. “Aminoaciduria and altered renal expression of luminal amino acid transporters in mice lacking novel gene collectrin.” Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 292, no. 2 (February 2007): F533–44. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajprenal.00325.2006.

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16985211
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Aksoy, Olcay, Laura T. Meyer, Christopher H. Cabell, Wissam M. Kourany, Paul A. Pappas, and Daniel J. Sexton. “Gender differences in infective endocarditis: pre- and co-morbid conditions lead to different management and outcomes in female patients.” Scand J Infect Dis 39, no. 2 (2007): 101–7. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365540600993285.

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Wang, Liming, Patrick J. Flannery, Krairerk Athirakul, Stephen R. Dunn, Wissam M. Kourany, and Robert F. Spurney. “Galphaq-dependent signaling cascades stimulate water-seeking behavior.” Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 291, no. 4 (October 2006): F781–89. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajprenal.00401.2005.

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16609148
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