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Davoud Mohtat, MD

Languages:
English, Farsi (Persian), Turkish
Specialty/Profession:
Pediatric Nephrology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Hypertension, proteinuric diseases (nephrotic syndrome, FSGS), kidney stones, lupus, other autoimmune conditions affecting the kidney, bed wetting, urinary tract infections, kidney transplantation, and dialysis
Education:
Medical School - University of Uludag (1998)
Residency - SUNY downstate Medical Center (2007)
Internship - SUNY downstate Medical Center (2005)
Fellowship - Montefiore Medical Center (2010)
Awards & Recognition:
Winner of Basic Science Research, New York Society of Nephrology, Fellow’s Night, NY (2010)
Parviz Lalezari Award for Research Excellence, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY (2010)
Best Teacher of The Year, awarded by pediatric residents of Georgetown University (2014)
Clinic Locations: Fairfax
Keystone Publications:

Hu CY, Mohtat D, Yu Y, Ko YA, Shenoy N, Bhattacharya S, Izquierdo MC, Park AS, Giricz O, Vallumsetla N, Gundabolu K, Ware K, Bhagat TD, Suzuki M, Pullman J, Liu XS, Greally JM, Susztak K, Verma A. Kidney cancer is characterized by aberrant methylation of tissue-specific enhancers that are prognostic for overall survival. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Aug; 20(16) 4349-60.

Ko YA, Mohtat D, Suzuki M, Park AS, Izquierdo MC, Han SY, Kang HM, Si H, Hostetter T, Pullman JM, Fazzari M, Verma A, Zheng D, Greally JM, Susztak K. Cytosine methylation changes in enhancer regions of core pro-fibrotic genes characterize kidney fibrosis development. Genome Biol. 2013; 14(10):R108.

Woroniecka KI, Park AS, Mohtat D, Thomas DB, Pullman JM, Susztak K. Transcriptome analysis of human diabetic kidney disease. Diabetes. 2011 Sep; 60(9):2354-69.

Mohtat D, Thomas R, Du Z, Boakye Y, Moulton T, Driscoll C, Woroniecki R. Urinary transforming growth factor beta-1 as a marker of renal dysfunction in sickle cell disease. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Feb; 26(2):275-80.

Mohtat D, Susztak K. Fine tuning gene expression: the epigenome. Semin Nephrol. 2010 Sep;30(5):468-76.

Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I became a doctor because I wanted to help people, have humility and teach. I chose nephrology because I like the mental process involved. As a nephrologist I solve diagnostic puzzles, and use my knowledge to determine the best treatment options.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
2 years
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I enjoy spending time with my kids and family.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
I participate in educational committees for residents.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
My proudest accomplishments in my personal life are my loving, sweet kids and family. I am also proud that my wife and I finished traveling around the world, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
Race car driver
Personal Sketch:
5 - Years Married
2 - Children