Erwin Aguilar, PharmD, MSc, MPH, MA

Associate Professor of Research
Director of Clinical Research

Section of Nephrology & Hypertension &
Section of Geriatric Medicine

1542 Tulane Avenue
Room 330A, Box T4M-2
New Orleans, LA 70112 
504-568-2553  Phone 
504-568-2127  FAX


PharmD - 1967
National Autonomous University of Nicaragua
León, Nicaragua

MSc - Biochemistry - 1971
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Diplôme D’Etudes Approfondies – Biochemistry - 1975
Institute of Biological Chemistry - University Louis Pasteur
Strasbourg, France

MPH, Environmental Health Sciences - 1997
Tulane University School of Public Health
New Orleans, Louisiana

MA, Romance Languages - 2018
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana


Dr. Aguilar is an Associate Professor of Research in the Sections of Nephrology and Hypertension, and the Section of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine as well as in the Department of Family Medicine. He is a member of the LSUHSC-NO Institutional Review Board (IRB) and has 25 years of clinical research experience. He is Director of Clinical Research in the Section of Nephrology and Hypertension. He lectures Geriatric Pharmacology to Medical Students and Geriatric Medicine Fellows. He also lectures Clinical Research Topics to Nephrology Fellows, Geriatric Medicine Fellows, and Family Medicine Residents. He coordinates a Research Lecture Series for Nephrology Fellows.

He has conducted numerous clinical trials in nephrology and hypertension and several studies on anemia in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the elderly, and he has conducted a review of osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment patterns in long-term care (LTC) facilities in the Greater New Orleans Area. He is presently conducting clinical trials on diabetic nephropathy in chronic kidney disease patients, dyslipidemia in high cardiovascular risk subjects, and diabetic with cardiovascular complications.

Dr. Aguilar is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Nicaragua, the Hispanic American Medical Society of Louisiana, and the New York Academy of Sciences.

In addition, Dr. Aguilar is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health in the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences of Tulane University School of Public Health in New Orleans.

Research Interests

Chronic kidney disease
Diabetic cardiovascular complications.

Selected Publications

Aguilar EA, Hijazi H, Nastasie R, Barry S, Reske, T, Campbell JS, The question of polypharmacy revisited. La State Med Soc. 2018; VOL 170 NOV/DEC, 188-193

Jalal D, McFadden M, Dwyer JP, Umanath K, Aguilar E, Yagil Y, Greco B, Sika M, Lewis JB, Greene T, Goral S. Adherence rates to ferric citrate as compared to active control in patients with end stage kidney disease on dialysis. Hemodialysis International. 2016 Sep 12. P. 1-7 doi: 10.1111/hdi.12487

Aguilar EA, Barry S, Cefalu C, Cheng L, Stolshek B, Bonafede M, Wilson K, Campbell J, Reske T, Hudson W, Abdo A, Tran N, Paoli C.  Osteoporosis diagnosis and management in Long-Term Care Facility.  The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 2015; 350(5): 357-363.

Diaz MG, Rusak EJ, Aguilar EA, Bellido CA.  Obesity and hypertension in the Argentinian population compared to the white population of the United States of America.  Current Hypertension Reports.  2014 Jul; 16(7): 438-442.

Aguilar EA, Ashraf H, Fontini M, Ruiz M, Reske TM, Cefalu C.  An analysis of chronic kidney disease risk factors in a Louisiana nursing-home population: A cross‐sectional study.  J La State Med Soc.  2013; 165(5): 260-267.

Jie Liao, Zohreh Soltani, Philip Ebenezer, Angel A. Isidro-Carrión, Rubin Zhang, Arshad Asghar, Erwin Aguilar, Joseph Francis, Xuejiao Hu, León Ferder, and Efrain Reisin. Tesaglitazar, a dual Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Agonist (PPAR α/γ), improves metabolic abnormalities and reduces renal injury in obese Zucker rats. Nephron Exp Nephrol 2010;114:55-62

Paul Muntner, Asghar Arshad, Stephen A Morse, Dharmendrakumar A Patel, Pronabesh D Manapatra, Efrain Reisin, Erwin A Aguilar, Wei Chen, Sathanur Srinivasan and Gerald S Berenson. End-stage Renal Disease in Young Black Males in a Black-White Population: Longitudinal Analysis of the Bogalusa Heart Study, BMC Nephrol. 2009; Dec 2;10:40

Reisin E, Ebenezer PJ, Liao J, Lee BS, Larroque M, Hu X, Aguilar EA, Morse SA, Francis J. Effect of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor rosuvastatin on early chronic kidney injury in obese zucker rats fed with an atherogenic diet. Am J Med Sci. 2009 Oct; 338(4):301-9.

Bravo PE, Morse S, Borne DM, Aguilar EA, Reisin E: Leptin and Hypertension in Obesity. Journal of Vascular Health and Risk Management 2006; 2:163-169,

Solomonow M. Reisin E. Aguilar EA. Baratta RV. Best R. D'Ambrosia R. Reciprocating gait orthosis powered with electrical muscle stimulation (RGO II). Part II: Medical evaluation of 70 paraplegic patients. Orthopedics 1997; 20(5):411-418

Solomonow M. Aguilar EA. Reisin E. Baratta RV. Best R. Coetzee T. D'Ambrosia R. Reciprocating gait orthosis powered with electrical muscle stimulation (RGO II). Part I: Performance evaluation of 70 paraplegic patients. Orthopedics 1997; 20(4):315-324

Solomonow M. Aguilar EA. Reisin E. Baratta RV. Best R. Coetzee T. D'Ambrosia R. Reciprocating gait orthosis powered with electrical muscle stimulation (RGO II). Part I: Performance evaluation of 70 paraplegic patients. Orthopedics 1997; 20(4):315-324

Thakur V. Reisin E. Solomonow M. Baratta R. Aguilar EA. Best R. D'Ambrosia R. Solanky T. Accuracy of formula-derived creatinine clearance in paraplegic subjects. Clinical Nephrology 1997; 47:237-42, 1997.

Letson GD. D'Ambrosia RD. Aguilar EA. Wagespack A. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, USA. Activity relationships of total hip arthroplasty in patients with osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis. Orthopedics 1996; 19(8):665-668.

Books and Chapters:

Aguilar EA.  Myths and realities of natural disasters revisited.  In: Disaster Preparedness for Seniors: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals. Vol. Ed. Charles Cefalu.  Springer. July, 2014

Huete, JA and Aguilar EA:  Ciencia y sociedad en Nicaragua (Science and Society in Nicaragua).  ISBN: 978-99964-0-974-9, Managua, 11 June, 2010

Aguilar EA, Swoop F, Dabezies EJ, D’Ambrosia RD.  Clinical research database system for orthopedic surgery.  American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Instructional Course Lectures. 1989; 38:429-436.