Zohreh S. Soltani, MD, FACP, FASN

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Section of Nephrology
1542 Tulane Avenue
Room 330A
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-8655
FAX: (504) 568-2127


M.D. – 1998
Hamadan University of Medical Science
Hamadan, Iran


Research Fellowship
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland

Internal Medicine Resident
Nassau University Medical Center
East Meadow, New York

Nephrology Fellowship
Louisiana University of Health Science Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mini-fellowship in Renal Ultrasonography
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of IM, Nephrology

Clinical Interests

Critical Nephrology,
Acid Base Imbalance
Cardiorenal Syndrome
Diabetic Nephropathy

Research Interests

Obesity-Induced Hypertension
Hyperuricemia and Chronic Kidney Disease
Lipid Nephrotoxicity
Diabetic Nephropathy


Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

2010 - Present       Nephrology Mentoring Program for
                                        Southern Society of Clinical Investigation 
                                        (SSCI) Meetings
2011 - Present       National Kidney Foundation, Louisiana
                                        Affiliate - Board of Directors
2012 - Present       Academic Standards Committee, LSUHSC-NO
2012 - Present       National Institute of Health (NIGMS/NCRR) 
                                        member of Funded Center of Biomedical 
                                        Research Excellence (COBRE) program
                                         "Mentoring in Cardiovascular Biology'     

Selected Publications

Philip J. Ebenezer, Nithya Mariappan, Carrie M. Elks, Masudul Haque, Zohreh Soltani, Efrain Reisin, Joseph Francis. Effects of pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate on high-fat diet-induced metabolic and renal alterations in rats. Life Science 26:357-364, 2009.

Jie Liao, Zohreh Soltani, Philip Ebenezer, Angel A. Isidro-Carrión, Rubin Zhang, Arshad Asghar, Erwin Aguilar, Joseph Francis, Xuejiao Hu, León Ferder, Efrain Reisin.   Tesaglitazar, a Dual Peroxisome Proliferator- Activated Receptor Agonist (PPAR / ), Improves Metabolic Abnormalities and Reduces Renal Injury in Obese Zucker Rats. Nephron Exp Nephrol 114:e61-e68, 2010.

Zohreh Soltani, Efrain Reisin.  A tool to reduce proteinuria.  Editorial.  Curr Hypertens Rep 13(2):96-98, 2011.

Leonard Gyebi, Zohreh Soltani, Efrain Reisin.  Lipid nephrotoxicity:  New concept for an old disease.  Curr Hypertens Rep 14(2):177-81, 2012.

Zohreh Soltani, Efrain Reisin.  Is hyperuricemia the missing piece in the metabolic syndrome puzzle?  Curr Hypertens Rep 14(2):97-99, 2012

Efrain Reisin, Zohreh Soltani, Daniel H Suarez, Eduardo Rusak.  El impacto de la obesidad y el sindrome metabolico en el sistema cardio-renal.  Gomez Llambi H;Piskorz D (eds) Inter-Medica pp:226-231, 2013.

Zohreh Soltani, Kashaf Rasheed, Daniel Kapusta, Efrain Reisin.  Potential Role of Uric Acid in Metabolic Syndrome.  Hypertension, Kidney Injury and Cardiovascular Diseases:  Is it time for reappraisal?  In Press 2013

Additional Info


Nominated for Faculty Assembly Award (Outstanding Accomplishments by a Young Faculty Member) LSUHSC, New Orleans, LA

National Institute of Health - NIGMS grant award 2012-2013

Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) 2012

Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) 2011

Selected as one of The Leading Physicians of the World and Top Nephrologist in New Orleans, LA by the International Association of Healthcare Professions and included in the 2012 edition of "The Leading Physicians of the World".

Selected for Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, AAMC 2011

Nominated by students of the Aesculapian Society of the LSU School of Medicine for theJunior Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for 2011, LSUHSC NO

Elected for Nephrology Mentoring Program for the Southern Society of Clincial Investigation (SSCI) Meetings  -2010- Present

Recognition letter for Excellence in Teaching and Patient Care by Nephrology Fellows, LSUHSC, New Orleans, LA  2010.