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About Noureddin Nourbakhsh, DO

Noureddin Nourbakhsh, DO, is a board-certified nephrologist with a special interest in caring for pediatric patients with a range of kidney conditions, including chronic kidney disease, hypertension, renal transplant, genetic renal disorders, glomerulonephritis, and renal cystic disease. He helps lead a clinic twice a month that coordinates the transition of pediatric patients to adult nephrology care as they come of age.

Dr. Nourbakhsh's research focuses on sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), one of the most common causes of AKI. Other research interests include metabolic alkalosis, protein-energy wasting in children with chronic kidney disease, and the role of renal oxygenation and mitochondrial function in the pathophysiology of AKI. His work has been published various peer-reviewed medical journals, including Nephron Clinical Practice, Pediatric Nephrology, and The American Journal of Medicine.

He been invited to present at national conferences and has won numerous honors and awards over the years, including the Whitehill Prize Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr. Nourbakhsh completed combined fellowship training (adult and pediatric) in nephrology-hypertension at UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. He completed residency training at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, where he served as the internal medicine-pediatrics program chief resident. He received his medical degree from College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. He is board certified in nephrology, internal medicine, pediatric nephrology and general pediatrics.

Dr. Nourbakhsh is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and the American Society of Nephrology (FASN). He is a member of many professional medical societies, including the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

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Medical Degree

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Residency

  • Stony Brook University Medical Center

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2015-06-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • General Pediatrics

Conditions and Treatments

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Genetic Kidney Disorders
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Hypertension
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted