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Dr. Massini Merzkani Joins WashU Transplant Nephrology

Dr. Massini Merzkani Transplant Nephrology
Massini Merzkani, MD, joins WashU Nephrology Transplant team

The Division of Nephrology welcomes assistant professor of medicine Massini Merzkani, MD, to the WashU Transplant Nephrology team.  His clinical interests include long-term renal allograft survival, recurrence of glomerulonephritis after transplantation, and complications related to kidney transplantation. 

After earning his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Merzkani completed a residency in internal medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi Medical Center), NY.  He went on to complete a fellowship in nephrology at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, NY, and a fellowship in transplant nephrology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. 

While at the Mayo Clinic, Merzkani also obtained a master’s degree in clinical and translational science.  He has been part of multiple research projects investigating living kidney donor outcomes and renal allograft survival, and has first-authored two peer-reviewed published manuscripts:  Primary Cytomegalovirus Infection Causing Guillain-Barré Syndrome in a Living Renal Allograft Recipient in Case Rep Transplant (2017) and Strongyloides stercoralis-Associated Tip Variant Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosisin Kidney International Reports (2018).  See a full list of his publications here.

In his off-time, Merzkani enjoys watching movies with his family, playing soccer and chess.

Follow Dr. Merzkani on Twitter @massini_me.