Sarah Kizilbash, MBBS, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Sarah Kizilbash

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2922

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Nephrology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Program Director and Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Residency in Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

MBBS, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan


Dr. Kizilbash is a board certified pediatric nephrologist and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She pursued a fellowship in pediatric nephrology and Masters in clinical research at the University of Minnesota before joining it in 2016 as an Assistant Professor. Her clinical interests encompass pediatric kidney transplantation, hypertension, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease including dialysis, congenital anomalies of the kidney and the urinary tract, and glomerulonephritis. Dr. Kizilbash is actively involved in clinical research and quality improvement initiatives. Her research focuses on improving kidney transplant outcomes in children, and her quality improvement activities are aimed at improving the care of children with chronic kidney disease.

Awards & Recognition

Minnesota Monthly ‘Top Doctors’ - 2021

Julie Ross Clinical/Translational Paper of the Year Award - 2021

Bendel-Stenzel Pediatric Nephrology Teaching Award - 2021

Bronze Award for Clinical Research (PRESS) - 2015

Sanford Cohen Award for Best Graduating Pediatric Resident - 2008


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Nephrology



View Dr. Kizilbash's talk on Use of Increased Risk Donors for Pediatric Kidney Transplantation