Khashayar Sakhaee, M.D.

  • Laura Kim Pak Professorship in Mineral Metabolism Research
  • BeautiControl Cosmetics Inc. Professorship in Mineral Metabolism and Osteoporosis
  • Internal Medicine - Mineral Metabolism
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney Stones


Khashayar Sakhaee, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Chief of the Division of Mineral Metabolism at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in metabolic bone disease (osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget’s disease of the bone, metabolic bone disorders resulting from chronic kidney disease), magnesium disorders (hypomagnesemia, hypermagnesemia), phosphate disorders (hyperphosphatemia, hypophosphatemia), and calcium disorders (hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia).

Dr. Sakhaee earned his medical degree at Pahlavi University Medical School in Iran, where he also performed a residency in internal medicine. After performing a separate residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, he received advanced training in nephrology through a fellowship at UT Health Science Center at Dallas.

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1982.

Dr. Sakhaee is Director of the Mineral Metabolism Clinic at Parkland Memorial Hospital and a member of the Ambulatory High-Performance Team for the Parkland Health & Hospital System. At UT Southwestern, he holds the Laura Kim Pak Professorship in Mineral Metabolism Research, and he is an active participant in the Clinical Operations Work Group Meeting, among other roles.

His research interests include uric acid stones, post-renal transplantation hypophosphatemia, and osteoporosis.

An editorial board member of the journal Urolithiasis, Dr. Sakhaee has published countless academic articles and delivered a number of international, national, and regional invited lectures.

He is a member of the National Kidney Foundation, the American Urological Association, and the Dallas County Medical Society, among many other professional organizations.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1977-1979), Nephrology
  • Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland (1976-1977), Internal Medicine
  • Internship/Residency - Pahlavi University Medical School (1972-1976), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Pahlavi University Medical School
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • American Urological Association
  • Association for Patient-Oriented Research
  • Endocrine Society
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Federation for Medical Research
Honors & Awards
  • Laura Kim Pak Professorship in Mineral Metabolism Research 2010-2020, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • BeautiControl Cosmetics Inc. Professorship in Mineral Metabolism and Osteoporosis 1994-2020, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Best Doctors in America 2005-2020, Nephrology, Mineral Metabolism
  • Best Reviewer Award 2012, American Urological Association—Journal of Urology
  • America’s Top Physicians 2007-2008, Consumer’s Research Council of America
  • Internal Medicine House Staff Outstanding Teacher Award 1995-1996, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Books & Publications
  • Books
    • Uric Acid Stones: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Treatment in Kidney Stones Medical and Surgical Management. (Eds: Coe, F.L, Worcester, E.M., Evan, A.P, Lingeman, J.E.) 2nd Edition
      Sakhaee, K. (2020), Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher
    • Renal stone disease, hypercalciuria, and Osteoporosis: use of thiazides and alkali for osteoporosis in Marcus and Feldman’s Osteoporosis. (Eds: Dempster, D., Cauley, J., Bouxsein, M., and Cosman, F.), Fifth Edition, Volume 2
      Sakhaee, K., Maalouf, N.M., Academic Press
    • Urolithiasis in Brenner and Rector’s the Kidney. (Eds; Yu, A., Chertow, G, Marsden, Luyckx, V., Philip, M., Skorecki, K., and Taal, M.), Eleventh Edition
      Sakhaee K., Moe OW. (2019), Philadelphia, Elseveir
    • Medical Management of Nephrocalcinosis and Nephrolithiasis in Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology (Ed. Marc E. De Broe). Fourth Edition
      Sinnott B., Maalouf N., Sakhaee K. Moe OW (2015), Oxford University Press
    • Urolithiasis in Brenner and Rector’s the Kidney. (Eds; Skorski, K., Chertow, G, Marsden, P., Taal, M., and Yu, M.), Tenth Edition
      Sakhaee K. Moe OW (2015), Philadelphia, Elseveir
    • Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis: Uric Acid or Urine pH? in Practical Controversies in Medical Management of Stone Disease. (Eds) Pearle MS, Nakada SY
      Sakhaee K. (2014), New York, Springer Publishing, Springer Science + Business Media
    • Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis: Basic and Clinical Aspects in Urolithiasis: Basic Science and Clinical Practice. (Eds) Talati, J, Tiselius HG, Albala D, Ye Z
      Sakhaee K. (2012), London, Springer Publishing, Springer-London
    • Medical Management: Uric Acid and Cystine Stones in Urinary Tract Stone Disease. (Eds) Rao NP, Preminger G, Kavanaugh J
      Sakhaee K. (2011), London, BC Decker Publishing, Springer-Verlag
  • Publications
  • Uric Acid Stones
  • Post-Renal Transplantation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Bone Loss

Clinical Focus

  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Chronic Kidney Disease—Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Osteomalacia
  • Paget’s Disease of the Bone
  • Management of Magnesium Disorders (Hypomagnesemia, Hypermagnesemia)
  • Management of Phosphate Disorders (Hyperphosphatemia, Hypophosphatemia)
  • Management of Calcium Disorders (Hypercalcemia, Hypocalcemia)

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