Nasrollah Ghahramani, MD, MS

    • 740 Citations
    • 15 h-Index
    1989 …2019
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    Research interests

    Dr. Nasrollah Ghahramani's primary areas of research interest have included patient-centered studies regarding peer mentoring among patients with chronic kidney disease, perceptions of patients and physicians about transplant, and geographic disparities in transplant. Other areas of interest are acute kidney injury, kidney transplantation, use of methods to monitor graft survival and comparison of forms of induction immunosuppression.

    In addition to training and certification in internal medicine and nephrology in the ABIM Clinical Investigator Pathway, Dr. Ghahramani completed the NIH-sponsored K-30 MS program in clinical research. His mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K-23) focused on perceptions of patients and nephrologists about choice of transplant as a treatment modality in rural Appalachia. He has also served as a co-investigator on the NIH-sponsored Natural History of AKI Consortium (ASSESS-AKI). Dr. Ghahramani is the principal investigator of a PCORI-funded study, "Improving Patient Quality of Life and Caregiver Burden by a Peer-Led Mentoring Program for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Their Caregivers."

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Nasrollah Ghahramani is involved in medical student, resident, fellow and faculty education. He mentors students, trainees and junior faculty in their research and career development. He serves on the Department of Medicine Residency Program Curriculum Committee and is chair of the Clinical Competency Committee and chair of the Department of Medicine Educational Council. He is also a member of the Department of Public Health Sciences Master of Science Program Committee. 

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Nasrollah Ghahramani's clinical activities are focused on care of patients with kidney disease. His specific area of interest is kidney and pancreas transplantation. He evaluates patients with chronic kidney disease for their transplant candidacy and manages their post-transplant care, including immunosuppression management. He also evaluates potential living kidney donor candidates.

    Dr. Ghahramani is the medical director of the kidney transplant program at Penn State. In addition to kidney transplantation, his other major area of clinical interest is acute kidney injury.

    Professional information

    Board certification in Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Board certification in Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Education/Academic qualification

    Clinical Research, MS, College of Medicine (Hershey)

    MD, Iran University of Medical Sciences

    Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship, ABIM Research Pathway Combined Residency and Fellowship, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    BA, University of Pennsylvania

    Nephrology Research, Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine

    External positions

    Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

    Member, American College of Physicians

    Fellow, American Society of Nephrology

    Member; member of Live Donor, Kidney Pancreas and Psychosocial and Ethics communities of practice, American Society of Transplantation

    Member, International Society of Nephrology

    Member, Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation

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    Projects 2009 2014

    Appalachian Region
    Transplants
    Kidney
    Research
    Transplantation

    Research Output 1989 2019

    • 740 Citations
    • 15 h-Index
    • 56 Article
    • 4 Review article
    • 3 Comment/debate

    Changes in snail and SRF expression in the kidneys of diabetic rats during ageing

    Kostic, S., Williams, B., Ksouri, S., Hardung, L., Filipovic, N., Hamzic, L. F., Puljak, L., Ghahramani, N. & Vukojevic, K., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Acta Histochemica. 151460.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Serum Response Factor
    Snails
    Kidney
    Control Groups
    Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition

    A system dynamics approach to planning and evaluating interventions for chronic disease management

    Kang, H., Nembhard, H. B., Ghahramani, N. & Curry, W., Jul 3 2018, In : Journal of the Operational Research Society. 69, 7, p. 987-1005 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Dynamical systems
    Planning
    Education
    Systems science
    Disease management

    A systems thinking approach to prospective planning of interventions for chronic kidney disease care

    Kang, H., Nembhard, H., Curry, W., Ghahramani, N. & Hwang, W., Dec 19 2017, In : Health Systems. 6, 2, p. 130-147

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    Acute Kidney Injury
    Renal Replacement Therapy
    Demography
    Chronic Renal Insufficiency
    Nephrologists
    2 Citations (Scopus)

    Nephrologists' likelihood of referring patients for kidney transplant based on hypothetical patient scenarios

    Tandon, A., Wang, M., Roe, K. C., Patel, S. & Ghahramani, N., Jan 1 2016, In : Clinical Kidney Journal. 9, 4, p. 611-615 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Transplants
    Kidney
    Referral and Consultation
    Geographic Locations
    Nephrologists