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Nasrollah Ghahramani

TitleProfessor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Phone7175318156
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    InstitutionCollege of Medicine
    DepartmentPublic Health Sciences


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    2016Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    2016Department of Medicine Education Recognition Award, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    2015Distinguished Educator Award, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    2009Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence , Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    2007Department of Medicine Education Recognition Award , Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
    2006Mark J Young Award for Outstanding Scholarship , Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

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    PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:

    Physician, Professor
    Vice Chair for Educational Affairs
    Interim Chief, Division of Nephrology



    EDUCATION:



    Fellowship, Nephrology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2006)

    Master of Science (M.S.), Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine (2006)

    Residency, Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2003)

    Internship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2001)

    Visiting Fellow, Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine (1994)

    Residency, Internal Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (1988)

    Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.), Medical Sciences University of Iran (1984)

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Pennsylvania (1976)

    PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:



    Physician, Associate Professor



    EDUCATION:



    Fellowship, Nephrology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2006)

    Master of Science (M.S.), Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine (2006)

    Residency, Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (2003)

    Internship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2001)

    Visiting Fellow, Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine (1994)

    Residency, Internal Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (1988)

    Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.), Medical Sciences University of Iran (1984)

    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), University of Pennsylvania (1976)


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    1. Ghahramani N. Paid Living Donation and Growth of Deceased Donor Programs. Transplantation. 2016 Jun; 100(6):1165-9. PMID: 27203584.
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    2. Cukor D, Cohen LM, Cope EL, Ghahramani N, Hedayati SS, Hynes DM, Shah VO, Tentori F, Unruh M, Bobelu J, Cohen S, Dember LM, Faber T, Fischer MJ, Gallardo R, Germain MJ, Ghahate D, Grote N, Hartwell L, Heagerty P, Kimmel PL, Kutner N, Lawson S, Marr L, Nelson RG, Porter AC, Sandy P, Struminger BB, Subramanian L, Weisbord S, Young B, Mehrotra R. Patient and Other Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funded Studies of Patients with Kidney Diseases. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Sep 07; 11(9):1703-12. PMID: 27197911; PMCID: PMC5012486 [Available on 09/07/17].
    3. Tandon A, Wang M, Roe KC, Patel S, Ghahramani N. Nephrologists' likelihood of referring patients for kidney transplant based on hypothetical patient scenarios. Clin Kidney J. 2016 Aug; 9(4):611-5. PMID: 27478607; PMCID: PMC4957715.
    4. Habig DF, Gaspari JL, Lokhandwala PM, Domen RE, Abendroth CS, Kadry Z, Ghahramani N, Shah RA, Jain A, Shike H. Donor-specific antibody to trans-encoded donor HLA-DQ heterodimer. Hum Immunol. 2015 Aug; 76(8):587-90. PMID: 26382246.
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    5. Ghahramani N. Potential impact of peer mentoring on treatment choice in patients with chronic kidney disease: a review. Arch Iran Med. 2015 Apr; 18(4):239-43. PMID: 25841945.
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    6. Ghahramani N, Wang C, Sanati-Mehrizy A, Tandon A. Perception about transplant of rural and urban patients with chronic kidney disease; a qualitative study. Nephrourol Mon. 2014 Mar; 6(2):e15726. PMID: 24783174; PMCID: PMC3997949.
    7. Ghahramani N, Sanati-Mehrizy A, Wang C. Perceptions of patient candidacy for kidney transplant in the United States: a qualitative study comparing rural and urban nephrologists. Exp Clin Transplant. 2014 Feb; 12(1):9-14. PMID: 24471717; PMCID: PMC4175393.
    8. Parikh CR, Butrymowicz I, Yu A, Chinchilli VM, Park M, Hsu CY, Reeves WB, Devarajan P, Kimmel PL, Siew ED, Liu KD. Urine stability studies for novel biomarkers of acute kidney injury. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Apr; 63(4):567-72. PMID: 24200462; PMCID: PMC3969397.
    9. Ghahramani N, Karparvar Z, Ghahramani M, Shadrou S. International survey of nephrologists' perceptions and attitudes about rewards and compensations for kidney donation. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2013 Jun; 28(6):1610-21. PMID: 23780679; PMCID: PMC3685310.
    10. Ismail-Beigi F, Ghahramani N. Impact of quality mentorship on achievements of Shiraz Medical School in the 1970s and the role of Professors Khosrow Nasr and Asghar Rastegar. Arch Iran Med. 2013 Apr; 16(4):251-3. PMID: 23496373.
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    11. Spatz C, Saadulla L, Lapsiwala A, Parhizgar A, Ghahramani N. Effect of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockade therapy on incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with chronic kidney disease. Iran J Kidney Dis. 2012 Nov; 6(6):432-6. PMID: 23146980; PMCID: PMC3596166.
    12. Ghahramani N, Rizvi SA, Padilla B. Paid donation: a global view. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2012 Jul; 19(4):262-8. PMID: 22732047; PMCID: PMC3622226.
    13. Douthitt L, Bezinover D, Uemura T, Kadry Z, Shah RA, Ghahramani N, Janicki PK. Perioperative use of continuous renal replacement therapy for orthotopic liver transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2012 Jun; 44(5):1314-7. PMID: 22664007.
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    14. Rawal BB, Shadrou S, Abubacker F, Ghahramani N. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Prophylactic versus Pre-emptive Strategies for Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection in Renal Transplant Recipients. Int J Organ Transplant Med. 2012; 3(1):10-7. PMID: 25013618; PMCID: PMC4089275.
    15. Incentives for organ donation: proposed standards for an internationally acceptable system. Am J Transplant. 2012 Feb; 12(2):306-12. PMID: 22176925; PMCID: PMC3350332.
    16. Hollenbeak CS, Nikkel LE, Schaefer EW, Alemao E, Ghahramani N, Raman JD. Determinants of medicare all-cause costs among elderly patients with renal cell carcinoma. J Manag Care Pharm. 2011 Oct; 17(8):610-20. PMID: 21942302; PMCID: PMC3350946.
    17. Uemura T, Ramprasad V, Matsushima K, Shike H, Valania T, Kwon O, Ghahramani N, Shah R, Farooq U, Khan A, Kadry Z. Single dose of alemtuzumab induction with steroid-free maintenance immunosuppression in pancreas transplantation. Transplantation. 2011 Sep 27; 92(6):678-85. PMID: 21841541; PMCID: PMC3353259.
    18. Ghahramani N, Karparvar ZY, Ghahramani M, Shrivastava P. Nephrologists' perceptions of renal transplant as treatment of choice for end-stage renal disease, preemptive transplant, and transplanting older patients: an international survey. Exp Clin Transplant. 2011 Aug; 9(4):223-9. PMID: 21819365; PMCID: PMC3154028.
    19. Ghahramani N, Ahmed F, Al-Laham A, Lengerich EJ. The epidemiological association of altitude with chronic kidney disease: Evidence of protective effect. Nephrology (Carlton). 2011 Feb; 16(2):219-24. PMID: 21272135; PMCID: PMC3142936.
    20. Roozbeh J, Shahriyari B, Akmali M, Vessal G, Pakfetrat M, Raees Jalali GA, Afshariani R, Hasheminasab M, Ghahramani N. Comparative effects of silymarin and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative stress markers, and hemoglobin levels among patients on hemodialysis. Ren Fail. 2011; 33(2):118-23. PMID: 21332331; PMCID: PMC3142951.
    21. Uemura T, Riley TR, Khan A, Hollenbeak C, Schreibman I, Ghahramani N, Reeves B, Domen RE, Zander DS, Kadry Z. Immune functional assay for immunosuppressive management in post-transplant malignancy. Clin Transplant. 2011 Jan-Feb; 25(1):E32-7. PMID: 20636411; PMCID: PMC3161828.
    22. Hychko G, Mirhosseini A, Parhizgar A, Ghahramani N. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Rituximab in Antibody-mediated Renal Allograft Rejection. Int J Organ Transplant Med. 2011; 2(2):51-6. PMID: 25013595; PMCID: PMC4089253.
    23. Go AS, Parikh CR, Ikizler TA, Coca S, Siew ED, Chinchilli VM, Hsu CY, Garg AX, Zappitelli M, Liu KD, Reeves WB, Ghahramani N, Devarajan P, Faulkner GB, Tan TC, Kimmel PL, Eggers P, Stokes JB. The assessment, serial evaluation, and subsequent sequelae of acute kidney injury (ASSESS-AKI) study: design and methods. BMC Nephrol. 2010 Aug 27; 11:22. PMID: 20799966; PMCID: PMC2944247.
    24. Ghahramani N. Silica nephropathy. Int J Occup Environ Med. 2010 Jul; 1(3):108-115. PMID: 23022796.
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    25. Uemura T, Liang J, Khan A, Kwon O, Ghahramani N, Wang L, Hollenbeak CS, Reeves BW, Kadry Z. Outcomes of transplantation of single pediatric renal allografts equal to or more than 6 cm in length. Transplantation. 2010 Mar 27; 89(6):710-3. PMID: 20019648.
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    26. Saadulla L, Reeves WB, Irey B, Ghahramani N. Impact of computerized order entry and pre-mixed dialysis solutions for continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration on selection of therapy for acute renal failure. J Med Syst. 2012 Feb; 36(1):223-31. PMID: 20703723.
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    27. Ghahramani N. Living organ donation: an ethical evolution or evolution of ethics? Int J Organ Transplant Med. 2010; 1(2):57-62. PMID: 25013566; PMCID: PMC4089222.
    28. Nikkel LE, Hollenbeak CS, Fox EJ, Uemura T, Ghahramani N. Risk of fractures after renal transplantation in the United States. Transplantation. 2009 Jun 27; 87(12):1846-51. PMID: 19543063.
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    29. Ghahramani N, Lendel I, Haque R, Sawruk K. User satisfaction with computerized order entry system and its effect on workplace level of stress. J Med Syst. 2009 Jun; 33(3):199-205. PMID: 19408453.
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    30. Ghahramani N, Reeves WB, Hollenbeak C. Association between increased body mass index, calcineurin inhibitor use, and renal graft survival. Exp Clin Transplant. 2008 Sep; 6(3):199-202. PMID: 18954297.
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    31. Ghahramani N, Shadrou S, Hollenbeak C. A systematic review of continuous renal replacement therapy and intermittent haemodialysis in management of patients with acute renal failure. Nephrology (Carlton). 2008 Oct; 13(7):570-8. PMID: 18518933.
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    32. Ghahramani N. Disparities in care of patients with end-stage renal disease: review of literature and action plan. Iran J Kidney Dis. 2007 Oct; 1(2):47-53. PMID: 19363275.
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    33. Haghighi AN, Ghahramani N. Living unrelated kidney donor transplantation in Iran. Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. 2006 Dec; 2(12):E1. PMID: 17124516.
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    34. Sanaei-Ardekani M, Movahed MR, Movafagh S, Ghahramani N. Contrast-induced nephropathy: a review. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2005 Apr-Jun; 6(2):82-8. PMID: 16263365.
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    35. Mosallaci M, Ghahramani N, Malek-hosseini SA, Tavakoli AR. Renal transplantation in diabetic nephropathy. Transplant Proc. 2003 Feb; 35(1):149-51. PMID: 12591343.
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    36. Ahmad E, Salahi H, Ghahramani N, Malek-Hosseini SA, Bahador A, Pirasteh Far MH, Jan-Ghorban P, Besharati A. Simultaneous previously failed graft nephrectomy and the use of same vessels for vascular anastomosis in second renal transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2001 Aug; 33(5):2669. PMID: 11498115.
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    37. Ghahramani N, Salahi H, Malek-Hosseini SA, Ahmad E, Behzadi S, Jafari M, Pour-Shabanan P, Jan-Ghorban P. Transplant outcome in patients with non-O blood groups who received kidneys from O blood group donors. Transplant Proc. 2001 Aug; 33(5):2841. PMID: 11498181.
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    38. Salahi H, Ghahramani N, Malek-Hosseini SA, Bahador A, Ahmad E, Rais-Jalali GA, Behzadi S, Hossein-Nejad AR. Effect of donor nephrectomy on renal function and blood pressure. Transplant Proc. 2001 Aug; 33(5):2654. PMID: 11498108.
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    39. Salahi H, Malek-Hosseini SA, Ghahramani N, Ahmad E, Bahador A, Momtahan S, Karbasi A, Jan-Ghorban P. The efficacy of ureteral stents in prevention of urological complications in renal transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2001 Aug; 33(5):2668. PMID: 11498114.
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    40. Hashemi V, Nadjafi I, Azzordegan F, Ghahramani N, Broumand B. Renal transplantation in systemic lupus erythematosus: a multicenter study with 37 patients in Iran. Transplant Proc. 1999 Dec; 31(8):3142-3. PMID: 10616413.
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    41. Ahmad E, Malek-Hosseini SA, Salahi H, Bahador A, Nezakatgoo N, Ghahramani N. Posttransplant urinary complications; a thing of the past after insertion of inexpensive ureteral stent. Transplant Proc. 1999 Dec; 31(8):3210. PMID: 10616444.
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    42. Ahmad E, Ghahramani N, Malek-Hosseini SA, Salahi H, Behzadi S, Rais-Jalali GA, Javid R, Soleiman-pour H. Transplant outcome as related to prolonged chronic dialysis versus short-term pretransplantation dialysis. Transplant Proc. 1999 Dec; 31(8):3135. PMID: 10616409.
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    43. Ghahramani N, Behzadi S, Malek-Hosseini SA, Ahmad E, Nezakatgoo N, Salahi H, Rais-Jalali GA, Arsalani-Zadeh B, Ghorban PJ. Occurrence of hypertension and proteinuria among kidney donors in Shiraz Nemazee Hospital. Transplant Proc. 1999 Dec; 31(8):3139. PMID: 10616411.
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    44. Javid R, Ghahramani N, Malek-Hosseini SA, Behzadi S, Rais-Jalali GA. Management of posttransplant erythrocytosis with enalapril. Transplant Proc. 1999 Dec; 31(8):3226. PMID: 10616453.
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    45. Ghahramani N, Habili H, Karimi M, Ghalambor MA, Jan-Ghorban P. Renal transplantation: levels of prolactin, leutinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone and testosterone. Transplant Proc. 1999 Dec; 31(8):3145. PMID: 10616415.
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    46. Salahi H, Malek-Hosseini SA, Ghahramani N, Ahmad E, Nezakatgoo N, Behzadi S, Rais-Jalali GA, Pakzad AR, Jan-Ghorban P. Occurrence of renal graft failure among 386 patients transplanted in Shiraz Nemazee Hospital 1989-1996. Transplant Proc. 1999 Dec; 31(8):3110-1. PMID: 10616396.
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    47. Ghahramani N, Behzadi A, Gholami S, Salahi H, Rais-Jalali GA, Malek-Hosseini SA, Ahmad E, Behzadi S, Jan-Ghorban P. Postrenal transplant improvement of sexual function. Transplant Proc. 1999 Dec; 31(8):3144. PMID: 10616414.
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    48. Malek-Hosseini SA, Ghahramani N, Behzadi S, Rais-Jalali GA, Ahmad E, Salahi H, Nezakatgoo N, Javid R, Bakhtiari Rad S. Incidence of posttransplant hypertension among renal allograft recipients. Transplant Proc. 1998 May; 30(3):775-6. PMID: 9595093.
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    49. Salahi H, Ghahramani N, Malek-Hosseini SA, Nezakatgoo N, Ahmad E, Rais-Jalali GA, Behzadi S. Religious sanctions regarding cadaveric organ transplantation in Iran. Transplant Proc. 1998 May; 30(3):769-70. PMID: 9595090.
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    50. Ghahramani NL, Malek-Hosseini SA, Rais-Jalali GA, Behzadi S, Nezakatgoo N, Salahi H, Javid R, Bakhtiari Rad S. Factors relating to posttransplant erythrocytosis in renal allograft recipients. Transplant Proc. 1998 May; 30(3):828-9. PMID: 9595115.
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    51. Ahmad E, Malek Hosseini SA, Nezakatgoo N, Salahi H, Fallah-zadeh MH, Javid R, Ghahramani N. A report of 26 cases of renal transplantation in children. Transplant Proc. 1995 Oct; 27(5):2570. PMID: 7482829.
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    52. Malek Hosseini SA, Lahsaee M, Zare S, Salahi H, Dehbashi N, Firoozi MS, Ghahramani N. Report of the first liver transplants in Iran. Transplant Proc. 1995 Oct; 27(5):2618. PMID: 7482855.
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    53. Malek Hosseini SA, Javid R, Salahi H, Nezakatgoo N, Ahmad E, Ghahramani N. A case report of Kala-Azar in a kidney transplant patient. Transplant Proc. 1995 Oct; 27(5):2715. PMID: 7482886.
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    54. Ahmad E, Malek Hosseini SA, Salahi H, Javid R, Ghahramani N, Nezakatgoo N. Experience with 300 renal transplants in Shiraz, Iran. Transplant Proc. 1995 Oct; 27(5):2767. PMID: 7482906.
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    55. Salahi H, Malek Hosseini SA, Ahmad E, Nezakatgoo N, Javid R, Ghahramani N. Mannitol infusion and decreased incidence of allograft acute renal failure. Transplant Proc. 1995 Oct; 27(5):2569. PMID: 7482828.
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    56. Malek Hosseini SA, Salahi H, Nezakatgoo N, Ahmad E, Sanjarian MA, Zare S, Ghahramani N. First report of nine consecutive multiorgan cadaver donor transplants in Iran. Transplant Proc. 1995 Oct; 27(5):2770. PMID: 7482908.
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    57. Ghahramani N, Gahrmani N, Gorban-Brennan N, Kliger AS, Finkelstein FO. Infection rates in end-stage renal disease patients treated with CCPD and CAPD using the UltraBag system. Adv Perit Dial. 1995; 11:164-7. PMID: 8534695.
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    58. Ghahramani N, Attaipour Y, Ghods AJ. Chromosomal aberrations among offspring of female renal transplant recipients. Transplant Proc. 1993 Jun; 25(3):2190. PMID: 8516866.
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