Biography

Pahlavi University, Shiraz, Iran B.S. 1968, Biochemistry
Pahlavi University School of Medicine, Shiraz, Iran M.D. 1972, Medicine
FLEX BOARD 1983

POSITION and HONORS:
1972-1974 Internship, Pahlavi University, School of Medicine, Shiraz, Iran
1974-1976 Residency in Internal Medicine, Pahlavi University, School of Medicine
1976-1977 Senior Medical Residency, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH
1977-1979 Nephrology Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
1980-1982 Faculty Associate, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
1982-1984 Clinical Associate Physician to General Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
1982-1989 Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
1989-1994 Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
1990-1996 Associate Program Director, General Clinical Research Center, Outpatient Services, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
1995-1996 Internal medicine Housestaff Outstanding Teaching Award
1991-Present Associate Clinical Director, Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
1994-Present Professor of Internal Medicine, Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
1994 BeautiControl Cosmetics, Inc. Professorship in Mineral Metabolism and Osteoporosis
1996-Present Program Director, General Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas
1999-Present Chief, Division of Mineral Metabolism, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas

Education

Undergraduate Pahlavi University - Iran (1968)
Medical School Pahlavi University - Iran (1972)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Calcium Disorders
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Kidney Stones
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's Disease
  • Post Transplantation Bone Disease
  • Renal Osteodystrophy

Research Interest

  • Bone Loss
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-Renal Transplantation
  • Uric Acid Stones

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Metabolic syndrome and uric acid nephrolithiasis

Sakhaee K, NM Maalouf Sem Nephrol 2008 28 174-180

Nephrolithiasis as a systemic disorder

Sakhaee K Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens 2008 17 304-309

Osteoporosis following solid organ transplantation

Vega D, K Sakhaee Future Rheumatol 2007 2 341-345

The role of RANK/RANKL/OPG: Clinical implications

Vega D, NM Maalouf, and K Sakhaee J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007 92 4514-4521

Increased propensity for calcium phosphate kidney stones with topiramate use

Vega D, NM Maalouf, and K Sakhaee Expert Opin Drug Saf 2007 6 547-557

Honors & Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
    Nephrology, Mineral Metabolism (2007)
  • Best Doctors in America
    Nephrology, Mineral Metabolism (2006)
  • Medicine Housestaff Outstanding Teacher Award
    (1996)
  • Endowed Professorship in Mineral Metabolism and Osteoporosis
    (1994)