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.