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Pooneh Alborzi, MD Provider Not Employed by Penn Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Alborzi is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2005
  • Nephrology, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Alport Syndrome
  • Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Dialysis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Kidney Disease
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein purpura
  • HIV-Assoicated Nephropathy
  • Home Dialysis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cyst (Renal Cyst)
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Polycystic Diseases
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Uremia
  • Vasculitis
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Medical School: Shiraj University
Residency: Bridgeport Hospital
Fellowship: Indiana University Hospital


American Society of Nephrology, National Renal Physicians Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Alborzi is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Agarwal Rajiv, Alborzi Pooneh, Satyan Sangeetha, Light Robert P: Dry-weight reduction in hypertensive hemodialysis patients (DRIP): a randomized, controlled trial. Hypertension 53 (3): 500-7,2009.

Agarwal Rajiv, Satyan Sangeetha, Alborzi Pooneh, Light Robert P, Tegegne Getachew G, Mazengia Helmneh S, Yigazu Paulos M: Home blood pressure measurements for managing hypertension in hemodialysis patients. American Journal of Nephrology 30 (2): 126-34,2009.

Alborzi Pooneh, Patel Nina A, Peterson Carla, Bills Jennifer E, Bekele Dagim M, Bunaye Zerihun, Light Robert P, Agarwal Rajiv: Paricalcitol reduces albuminuria and inflammation in chronic kidney disease: a randomized double-blind pilot trial. Hypertension 52 (2): 249-55,2008.

Alborzi Pooneh, Patel Nina, Agarwal Rajiv: Home blood pressures are of greater prognostic value than hemodialysis unit recordings. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2 (6): 1228-34,2007.

Satyan S, Alborzi P, and Agarwal R: Clinical Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology E1 (2): 2006.

Satyan S, Alborzi P, Agarwal R: CKD: The interplay of mineral metabolism, cardiovascular disease, and survival. Medscape Online, Renal Week : 2006.

Alborzi, P: Chicken pox in adults Shiraz Electronic Medical Journal 4 : 2001.

Academic Contact Info

230 West Washington Square
Farm Journal Building
Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-8420
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)