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Mihran V. Naljayan, MD

Interim Section Chief 
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director

Clinical Location:

LSU Special Hypertension clinic
LSU Renal clinic
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-702-5700
Fax: 504-568-2127


Academic Location:

LSUHSC - New Orleans
LSU School of Medicine
Section of Nephrology and Hypertension
1542 Tulane Aveune, Room 330A
New Orleans, LA  70112

Fax 504-568-2126


Dr. Mihran Naljayan graduated from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport in 2007.  He then went on to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School for Internal Medicine residency followed by a Nephrology Fellowship.  During his fellowship, he worked in Dr. Ananth Karumanchi’s lab developing a rat model for contrast induced nephropathy and evaluating various inhibitors to prevent contrast induced nephropathy.  He subsequently joined the faculty at LSUHSC-New Orleans School of Medicine in the Section of Nephrology and Hypertension as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Hypertension, and also has been trained and currently practices Interventional Nephrology as well.  He is the Medical Director of the Peritoneal Dialysis program at LSU, and has more than doubled this program with the initiation of an Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis program with LSU. 

He currently is involved in multiple clinical trials at LSU, as well as an investigator-initiated trial in interventional nephrology to evaluate access outcomes after angioplasty as well.  He is involved in curriculum development at the School of Medicine as a member of the Curriculum Renewal Committee. He is actively involved in teaching with medical students, residents, and fellows.  

Clinical Interests

Interventional Nephrology, Consultative Nephrology, Electrolyte disorders, Peritoneal Dialysis, Clinical Research, Translational Research, Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education

Teaching Activities

LSU Houses Program
Undergraduate Medical Education
Graduate Medical Education
Interprofessional Education


Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Curriculum Renewal Committee
Medical Director of Peritoneal Dialysis program
Medical Director Ochsner Baptist Dialysis Unit


Selected Publications

Naljayan, M., Karumanchi, S: New Developments in the Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia. Advances in Chronic Kidney Diseases. Vol 30 (3). May 2013 p. 265-270.

Naljayan, M, Kuresh K, Steinman, T, Reisin, E: Hypomagnesemia and hypokalemia: A successful oral therapeutic approach after 16 years of potassium and magnesium intravenous replacement therapy. Clinical Kidney Journal (2014) 0:1-3

Naljayan, M., Reisin, E.: Mast cell infiltration and obesity related glomerulopathy, an under-recognized disease process and new ways to approach treatment.  Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014 Oct;16(10)480

Smith, A, Fonseca, A, Naljayan, M, Paramesh, A.: Post-endoscopy retroperitoneal hematoma manifesting as peritoneal dialysis catheter dysfunction: A case report and literature review. Submitted to Peritoneal Dialysis International

Affiliated Hospitals & Clinics

    LSU Interim Hospital
    Ochsner Kenner Medical Cente
    Ochsner Baptist

    LSU Special Hypertension clinic
    LSU Renal clinic