Dr. Nobakht is a Nephrology faculty member at UCLA. Her current research and practice are focused on Hypertension, Diabetes, Polycystic Kidney Diseases in patients with chronic kidney disease. She completed a kidney disease research fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Science Center in Denver and the Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Southern California.
She completed the Clinical Nephrology Fellowship at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
She is board certified and Faculty of the American Society of Nephrology, with several publications. She has participated in a wealth of research including hypertension, diabetes, polycystic kidney disease and kidney transplantation.She highly supports the mission of kidney health awareness in our society in both the research and clinic field. She is the founder of the Music and Kidney program and was awarded as wellness champion. She highly supports the role of music and wellness on human health. Her outpatient practice is located at UCLA Westwood Medical Plaza Nephrology Clinic.
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Niloofar Nobakht, a doctor at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, believes it is important to bring music into clinical applications and raise public and patient awareness of its psychological and physiological benefits. Music intervention has been proven to decrease anxiety and depression levels, speed up recovery processes, decrease heart rate and lower blood pressure, ultimately leading to a healthy brain, kidney and heart, she said. Nobakht added that programs such as Mindful Music are important in educating others about the role music plays in improving wellness.
"Each of (the artists), no matter what type of instrument or genre of music that they are playing, they take us to another level of resting of the mind," Nobakht said. "And when you are done, you feel refreshment already physiologically and psychologically."
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