Niloofar Nobakht, MD

Niloofar Nobakht, MD

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Primary Location
100 Medical Plaza
Suite 690
Los Angeles, California 90095


Title: Associate Clinical Professor of Nephrology

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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English, Persian (Farsi)


Medical Board Certification

Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016


Nephrology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2012
Nephrology, University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2006


Internal Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2009


Internal Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center, 2007


MD, Shahid Beheshti (Melli/National) University, 2002


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Featured Wellness Champion

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Polycystic kidney disease


Pregnancy in ADPKD
Conversations on Kidney Health Fair
UCLA UKEEP Event: Living Kidney Donor - Expert Panel
2020 Virtual Music & Medicine event at UCLA Health
Prevention and Management of Hypertension for Women | UCLA Health Nephrology & OBG-MFM



  1. Music for Health: From Ear to Kidney.Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 PMID 35705509
  2. History of Peritoneal Dialysis. Applied Peritoneal Dialysis. 2021; (pp.1-9)
  3. Peritoneal Dialysis in Special Situations. Applied Peritoneal Dialysis. 2021; (pp.259-271).
  4. Peritoneal Dialysis Patient Selection. Applied Peritoneal Dialysis. 2021; (pp.25-28).
  5. Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for the management of chronic hyperkalemia in kidney disease, a novel agent. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol. 2021. PMID: 34227913
  6. Advances in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Clinical Review. Kidney Med. 2020 Feb, PMID: 32734239 
  7. A Rare Case of PLA2R- and THSD7A-positive Membranous Nephropathy. Proceedings Department of Medicine – UCLA. 2020; 24.
  8. Equivalent Efficacy and Decreased Rate of Overcorrection in Patients With Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone Given Very Low-Dose Tolvaptan. Kidney Med. 2019 Nov PMCID: PMC7380356.
  9. Limitations of angiotensin inhibition Nat Rev Nephrol. 2011 Jun;7(6):356-9. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2011.29. Epub 2011 Apr 19.
  10. Blood Pressure and Living Kidney Donors: A Clinical Perspective Transplant Direct. 2019 Sep, PMID: 31723583

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  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Featured Wellness Champion