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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Specialty Areas

Glomerular diseases, (primary focus: IgA nephropathy), ANCA-vasculitis, lupus nephritis, thrombotic microangiopathy, nephrotic syndrome

Education and Experience

Medical School, M.B.B.S.: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India, 2001; Residency in Internal Medicine: Seton Hall University, NJ, 2004-2007; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine: Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, MN, 2007-2014; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine: University of Minnesota, 2009-2013; Fellowship in  Nephrology: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014-2015; T32 NIH Nephrology Research Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015-2017; Glomerulonephritis/Vasculitis Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2017-2018; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2018-present.


Rizk DV, Saha MK, Hall S, Novak L, Brown R, Huang ZQ, Fatima H, Julian BA, Novak J. Glomerular Immunodeposits of Patients with IgA Nephropathy Are Enriched for IgG Autoantibodies Specific for Galactose-Deficient IgA1. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug 23

Saha MK, Julian BA, Novak J, Rizk DV. Secondary IgA nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2018 May 24. pii: S0085-2538(18)30245-X.

Saha M, McDaniel JK, Zheng XL. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: pathogenesis, diagnosis and potential novel therapeutics.  J Thromb Haemost. 2017 Oct;15(10):1889-1900. doi: 10.1111/jth.13764. Epub 2017 Jul 27. Review. PMID: 28662310

Saha M, Allon M. Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Hemodialysis Emergencies.  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Nov 9. pii: CJN.05260516. [Epub ahead of print] Review. 

Saha M, Jhaveri KD. Nephrology Crossword: Antihypertensive agents.  Kidney Int. 2016 Nov; 90(5):1137-1138. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2016.05.021.

Del Nogal-Avila M, Donoro-Blazquez H, Saha MK, Marshall CB, Clement LC, Macé CE, Chugh SS. Novel therapeutic approaches for chronic kidney disease due to glomerular disorders. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2016 Jul 1; 311(1):F63-5. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00245.2016. 

Thornley-Brown D, Saha M. Dialysate content and risk of sudden cardiac death. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2015 Nov; 24(6):557-62. Review. 

Roohani P, Saha MK, Rosenbloom M. Creutzfeldt – Jakob disease in the hospital setting: a case report and review.  Minn Med. 2013 May; 96(5):46-9. Review. 

Saha MK, Tarek H, Sagar V, Abraham P. Role of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor in granulomatous interstitial nephritis secondary to Crohn’s disease.  Int Urol Nephrol. 2014 Jan; 46(1):229-33. doi: 10.1007/s11255-012-0362-2. 

Saha MK, Hamieh T. An elusive cause of pleural effusion.  BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Aug 18; 2012. pii: bcr0120125616. doi: 10.1136/bcr-01-2012-5616. 

Saha MK, Hamieh T, Larkin B, Mcmillan W. Cerebral hemorrhage due to internal jugular vein stenosis in a hemodialysis patient.  Clin Exp Nephrol. 2012 Apr; 16(2):345-9. doi: 10.1007/s10157-011-0548-4.