Massini A Merzkani, MD

Massini A Merzkani, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Interests:  Long term renal allograft survival, Recurrent glomerulonephritis after transplantation, complications related to kidney transplantation.


Patients seen at

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Center for Advanced Medicine, South County

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Center for Advanced Medicine

Mailing Address

Division of Nephrology

  • Mailing Address: 660 S. Euclid Ave., CB 8126
    St. Louis, MO 63110

Specialty Areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Kidney Transplantation


  • Transplant Nephrology: Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, 2018
  • Nephrology Fellowship: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, 2017
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi Medical Center), 2015
  • Medical Degree: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, 2011

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Clinical Interests

  • Long term renal allograft survival
  • Recurrent glomerulonephritis after transplantation
  • Complications related to kidney transplantation

Research Interests

  • Long-term allograft survival


Research Articles

Gangadharan K, Parameswaranunni R, Merzkani M, Molmenti E, Bhaskaran M. Renal Transplantation after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Case Report. Int J Angiol, 2020

Kukla A, Hill J, Merzkani M, Bentall A, Lorenz EC, Park WD, D’Costa M, Kudva YC, Stegall MD, Shah P. The Use of GLP1R Agonists for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplant Direct, 2020.

Issa N, Lopez CL, Denic A, Taler SJ, Larson JJ, Kremers WK, Ricaurte L, Merzkani MA, Alexander MP, Chakkera HA, Stegall MD, Augustine JJ, Rule AD. Kidney Structural Features from Living Donors Predict Graft Failure in the Recipient. J Am Soc Nephrol, 2020

Sochol KM, Johns TS, Buttar RS, Randhawa L, Sanchez E, Gal M, Lestrade K, Merzkani M, Abramowitz MK, Mossavar-Rahmani Y, Melamed ML. The Effects of Dairy Intake on Insulin Resistance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Nutrients, 2019.

Ross DW, Abbasi MM, Jhaveri KD, Sachdeva M, Miller I, Barnett R, Narasimhan M, Mayo P, Merzkani M, Mathew AT. Lung ultrasonography in end-stage renal disease: moving from evidence to practice-a narrative review. Clin Kidney J, 2018

Ross DW, Stevens GR, Wanchoo R, Majure DT, Jauhar S, Fernandez HA, Merzkani M, Jhaveri KD. Left Ventricular Assist Devices and the Kidney. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 2018

Merzkani M, Uppal NN, Ross DW, Gautam-Goyal P, Malhotra P, Shah HH, Jhaveri KD, D’Agati VD. Strongyloides stercoralis-Associated Tip Variant Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. Kidney Int Rep, 2017.

Merzkani M, Israel E, Sachdeva M. Primary Cytomegalovirus Infection Causing Guillain-Barré Syndrome in a Living Renal Allograft Recipient. Case Rep Transplant, 2017.