Khashayar Sakhaee, M.D., is a Professor with tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a faculty member in the Charles and Jane Pak Center for Mineral Metabolism and Clinical Research. He holds the Laura Kim Pak Professorship in Mineral Metabolism Research. 

Originally from Tehran, Iran, Dr. Sakhaee earned his bachelor's degree and medical degree and completed internal medicine residency training at Pahlavi University in Shiraz, Iran. He finished his internal medicine residency as a Senior Resident at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio. He then completed advanced training through a fellowship in Nephrology at UT Health Science Center in Dallas.

Dr. Sakhaee is the Director of the Mineral Metabolism Clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital and a member of the Ambulatory High-Performance Team for the Parkland Health & Hospital System.

Dr. Sakhee's clinical interests include metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteomalacia, magnesium disorders like hypomagnesia, phosphate disorders like hyperphosphatemia, and calcium disorders like hypercalcemia and hypocalcemia. His research interests include uric acid stones, post-renal transplantation hypophosphatemia, and osteoporosis.

An editorial board member of the journal Urolithiasis, Dr. Sakhaee has published countless academic articles and delivered a number of international, national, and regional invited lectures.

Dr. Sakhaee is a member of the National Kidney Foundation, the American Urological Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society, among many other professional organizations.


Medical School
Pahlavi University Medical School (1972)
Pahlavi University Medical School (1976), Internal Medicine
University Hospitals of Cleveland (1977), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1979), Nephrology

Research Interest

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


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
  • Endowed Professorship in Mineral Metabolism and Osteoporosis