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Rima Zahr, DO

Rima Zahr, DO

  • Consulting Physician, Nephrology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center



BS – University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
MA – Boston University, College of Medicine, Boston, MA
DO – University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME
Residency – University of South Carolina, Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC
Fellowship – Emory University School of Medicine/Children’s Health Care of Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, GA

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Nephrology

Selected Publications

Zahr R, Yee, M, et al, Kidney Biopsy Findings in Children with Sickle Cell Disease. In review, CJASN. 2017 

Zahr R, Chappa P, Hong Y, Brown LA, Ataga KI and Archer DA. Renal Protection by Atorvastatin in a Murine Model of Sickle Cell Nephropathy. BJH 2017

Harten I, Zahr R, Lemire J, Mach J, Moses M, Dorion R, Curatolo A, Rothman F, Wright T, Toole B, Gordon L. Age dependent loss of MMP-3 in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Journal of Gerontology. 2011. Oct; 66A (11): 1201- 1207. 

Stanley AC, Lounsbury KM, Corrow K, Callas Pw, Zahr R, Howe AK, Ricci MA. Pressure elevation slows the fibroblast response to wound healing. J. Vas Surg 2005. Sept; 42 (3): 546-51.

Wellman T, Jenkins J, Penar PL, Trammer B, Zahr R and Lounsbury, KM. Nitric Oxide and reactive oxygen species exert opposing effects on the stability of Hypoxia Inducible Factor 1a (HIF-1a) in explants of human pial arteries. FASEB. 2004. Feb; 18 (2): 379-81.

Last update: March 2018