Khashayar Sakhaee, M.D., specializes in metabolic bone disease (osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget’s disease of the bone, metabolic bone disorders resulting from chronic kidney disease), magnesium disorders (hypomagnesemia, hypermagnesemia), phosphate disorders (hyperphosphatemia, hypophosphatemia), and calcium disorders (hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia).

Dr. Sakhaee earned his medical degree at Pahlavi University Medical School in Iran, where he also performed a residency in internal medicine. After performing a separate residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, he received advanced training in nephrology through a fellowship at UT Health Science Center at Dallas.

Dr. Sakhaee is 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. At UT Southwestern, he holds the Laura Kim Pak Professorship in Mineral Metabolism Research, and he is an active participant in the Clinical Operations Work Group Meeting, among other roles.

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.

He 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