San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5137
San Diego, CA 92123




Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Western University of Health Sciences


State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook


Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pediatrics




Dr. Nourbakhsh is a board-certified pediatric nephrologist at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has a special interest in treating pediatric patients with a range of kidney conditions who are transitioning to an adult nephrology clinic. He cares for patients in the Transition Clinic at UC San Diego Health. The clinic coordinates care for patients in their post-teen years who are making the move to UC San Diego Health's adult nephrology clinic.

Along with his clinical work, Dr. Nourbakhsh teaches residents at Rady Children's. Among his numerous honors and awards over the years has been the Whitehill Prize Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016.

His research focuses on sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI), one of the most common causes of AKI in the ICU. Other research interests include steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, protein-energy wasting in children with chronic kidney disease and the role of renal oxygenation and mitochondrial function in the pathophysiology of AKI. Dr. Nourbakhsh's work has been published in various peer-reviewed medical journals, including Nephron Clinical Practice, Pediatric Health Medicine & Therapeutics and The American Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Nourbakhsh is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and the American Society of Nephrology (FASN). He is a member of many professional medical societies, including the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

Dr. Nourbakhsh completed combined fellowship training (adult and pediatric) in nephrology-hypertension at UC San Diego and Rady Children's. He completed residency training at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, where he served as the internal medicine-pediatrics program chief resident. He received his medical degree from College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, Calif.


Assessment of fluid status in neonatal dialysis: the need for new tools.
Nourbakhsh N, Benador N

Outcomes and risk factors for death among hospitalized children and adolescents with kidney diseases and COVID-19: an analysis of a nationwide database.
Vasconcelos MA, Mendonça ACQ, Colosimo EA, Nourbakhsh N, Martelli-Júnior H, Silva LR, Oliveira MCL, Pinhati CC, Mak RH, Simões E Silva AC, Oliveira EA

Evolution of altered tubular metabolism and mitochondrial function in sepsis-associated acute kidney injury.
Li Y, Nourbakhsh N, Pham H, Tham R, Zuckerman JE, Singh P

Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome: past and current perspectives.
Nourbakhsh N, Mak RH

Protein-energy wasting and uremic failure to thrive in children with chronic kidney disease: they are not small adults.
Nourbakhsh N, Rhee CM, Kalantar-Zadeh K

Role of renal oxygenation and mitochondrial function in the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury.
Nourbakhsh N, Singh P

Alkalotics anonymous: severe metabolic alkalosis.
Marston N, Kehl D, Copp J, Nourbakhsh N, Rifkin DE

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