Sarah Kizilbash

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Fellowship Program Director & Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Nephrology


Dr. Kizilbash is a board certified pediatric nephrologist and an Associate 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.


MBBS, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
MS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Wayne State University,
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics , American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Julie Ross Clinical/Translational Paper of the Year Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Bendel-Stenzel Pediatric Nephrology Teaching Award
Minnesota Monthly ‘Top Doctors’, Minnesota Monthly Magazine



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