Prof. Rubin Zhang

Department of Medicine

Tulane University School of Medicine, USA



1985-1989 Ph.D., San Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, China

1980-1985 M.Sc., Nantong Medical School, China


  1. Morse S. A. Dang, V. Thakur, R. Zhang and E. Reisin. Hypertension in Chronic Dialysis Patients. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2003; 325(4): 194-201.
  2. Zhang, R. P. Kumar, T. Ramcharan and E. Reisin. Kidney Transplantation: the evolving challenges. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2004; 328(3): 156-161.
  3. Zhang, R, J Lia, S Morse, S Donelon and E. Reisin. Kidney Disease in the Metabolic Syndrome. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2005; 330(6): 319-325.
  4. Morse, S., R Zhang, V Thakur and E. Reisin. Hypertension and the Metabolic Syndrome. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2005; 330(6): 303-310.
  5. Zhang, R., S. Florman, S. Devidoss, A. Zarifian, L. Yau, A. Paramesh, M. Killackey, B. Alper, V. Fonseca and D. Slakey. The Comparison of Long-Term Survivals of Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplant between African American and Caucasian Recipients with Basiliximab Induction Therapy. Am. J. Transplant 2007; 7: 1815-1821.
  6. Zhang, R., S. Florman, S. Devidoss, A. Zarifian, M. Killackey, A. Paramesh, V. Fonseca, V. Batuman, L. Hamm and D. Slakey. The Long-Term Survival of Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplant with Basiliximab Induction Therapy. Clin. Transplant. 2007; 21: 583-589.
  7. Paramesh, A., R. Zhang, V. Fonseca, M. Killackey, B. Alper, D. Slakey and S. Florman. Pancreas Transplantation – A Controversy in Evolution. J La State Med Soc 2007; 159: 319-329.
  8. Paramesh, A., M. Killackey, R. Zhang, B. Alper, D. Slakey and S. Florman. Living Donor Kidney Transplantation – Medical, Legal and Ethical Considerations. CME topic, South. Med. J. 2007; 100(12): 1208-1213.
  9. Zhang, R., B. Alper, E. Simon, S. Florman, and D. Slakey. Management of Metabolic Bone Diseases in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2008; 335(2): 120-125.
  10. Slakey DP, A Altman, J Bhutto, A Paramesh, M Killackey, B Alper, R Zhang and S Florman: Psychosocial Aspects of Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy: Donor Impressions. Dialysis and Transplantation 2008; 37(5):160-165.
  11. Zhang R, Paramesh AS, Florman SS, Yau CL, Balamuthusamy S, Krane, K and Slakey DP. Long-Term Outcome of Adult Patients Transplanted with Single Pediatric Donor Kidneys: How Young Is Too Young? Clin. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. (CJASN) 2009; 4(9): 1500-1506.
  12. Paramesh AS, Zhang R (co-first author), Florman SS, Yau CL, McGee J, Al-Abbas H, Killackey M and Slakey DP. Laparoscopic Procurement of Single vs. Multiple Artery Kidney Allografts: Is Long-Term Graft Survival Affected? Transplantation 2009; 88(10): 1203-1207.
  13. Paramesh AS, Zhang R, Yau CL, Killackey MT, Balamuthusamy S, Alper BA, Eric Simon, Slakey DP and Florman SS. A Comparison of Long-term Outcomes of Single Pediatric Kidney Transplant between African-American and Non African-American Adults. Clin. Neph. 2009; 72(1): 55-61.
  14. Zhang, R, S Florman, A Paramesh, T Islam, A Zarifian, M Killackey, B Alper, E Simon and D Slakey. Pancreas Transplantation in African-American Patients Using Basiliximab Induction. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2009; 337(5): 307-311.
  15. Balamuthusamy S, Hamrahian M, Zhang R and Batuman V. Myeloma Kidney with Isolated Tubulointerstitial Light Chain Deposition in a Renal Allograft. Clin. Transplant. 2009; 23: 848-52.
  16. Balamuthusamy S, A Paramesh, R Zhang, S Florman, R Shenava, T Islam, J Wagner, M Killackey, B Alper, E Simon and D Slakey. The Effects of body mass index (BMI) on graft survival in adult recipients transplanted with single pediatric kidneys. Am. J. Neph. 2009; 29(2): 94-101.
  17. matya A, Florman S, Paramesh A, McGee J, Killackey M, Ren Q, Alper B, Heneghan J, Simon E, Sullivan K, Slakey D, and Zhang R. HLA-matched Kidney Transplantation in the Era of Modern immunosuppressive Therapy. Dialysis and Transplantation 2010; 2010:39: 193-8.
  18. Kandil E, Florman S, Alabbas H, Abdullah O, McGee J, Noureldine S, Slakey D, and Zhang R. Exploring the Effect of Parathyroidectomy for Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism after Kidney Transplantation. Am. J. Med. Sci. 2010; 339: 420-4.
  19. Killackey M, Zhang R, Sparks K, Paramesh A, Slakey D, and Florman S. The Challenges of Abdominal Organ Transplant in Obesity. CME topic, South. Med. J. 2010; 103: 532-40.
  20. Van Sickels NJ, Mave V, Zhang R, Killackey MT, Paramesh AS, Regenstein FG, and Mushatt D. Five Organ Transplant Patients Infected With Influenza in the Early Fall of 2009. J La State Med Soc 2010; 160: 206-213.
  21. McGee J, Magnus JH, Islam T, Jaffe B, Zhang R, Florman S, Hamm LL , Mruthinti N, Sullivan K, Slakey DP. Donor-Recipient Gender and Size Mismatch Impacts Graft Success after Kidney Transplantation. J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2010; 210: 718-25.
  22. Liao J, Soltani Z, Ebenezer P, Zhang R, Asghar A, Aguilar E, Francis J, Hu X, Ferder L and Reisin E. Tesaglitazar, a Dual Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Agonist, Improves Metabolic Abnormalities and Reduces Renal Injury in Obese Zucker Rats. Nephron Exp Nephrol 2010; 114(2): e61-e68.
  23. Paramesh AS, Buell J, Zhang R, Killackey MT, Hanley K and Slakey DP. Who’s Your Kidney Donor? Bringing about Louisiana’s First Domino Paired Exchange Transplants. J La State Med Soc 2011; 163: 102-104.
  24. Ren Q, Paramesh AS, Yau CL, Florman S, Killackey M, Slakey DP, Alper B, Simon E, Hamm LL and Zhang R. Kidney Transplantation in Highly Sensitized African Americans. Transplant International 2011; 24(3): 259-65.
  25. Jalandhara N, Thakor P, Goswami M, and Zhang R. Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease in Kidney Transplant Patient. Dialysis and Transplantation 2011; 5: 226-230.
  26. Paramesh AS, Zhang R, Baker J, Yau CL, Slakey DP, Killackey MT, Ren Q, Sullivan K, Heneghan J and Florman S. The Effect of HLA Mismatch on Highly Sensitized Renal Allograft Recipients. Clin Transplant 2011; Accepted, published online: 28 JUL 2010; DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2010.01306.x.
  27. McGee J, Magnus JH, Zhang R, Florman S, Hamm LL, Islam TM, Sullivan K, Mruthinti N, and Slakey DP. Race and Gender are not Independent Risk Factors of Allograft Loss after Kidney Transplantation. American Journal of Surgery 2011; 201: 463-467.
  28. McGee J, Mave V, Yau CL, Killackey MT, Paramesh AS, Buell J, Slakey DP, Hamm LL and Zhang R. The Risk and Impact of Cytomegalovirus Disease in African American Kidney Transplant Patients. Submitted.
  29. McGee J, Magnus JH, Zhang R, Jaffe BM, Yau CL, Paramesh AS, Buell J, Hamm LL, Killackey MT and Slakey DP. Allograft Size, not Gender, Impacts Survival Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation. Submitted.
  30. Zhang R. and Chouhan K. Editorial: Metabolic Bone Diseases in Kidney Transplant Recipients. World Journal of Nephrology 2011.
  31. Chouhan K and Zhang R. Editorial: Antibody Induction Therapy in Adult Kidney Transplantation, A Controversy Continues. World Journal of Transplantation 2011.