About Sandy Nissaisorakarn, MD

Dr. Pitchaphon Sandy Nissaisorakarn is AST-trained in Transplant Nephrology and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. In addition, she serves as an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She evaluates new transplant referrals as well as provides care for transplant recipients at the Transplant Center, MGH. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her Nephrology and Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School.Her passion is improving long-term care and quality of life for patients with end-stage kidney disease through kidney transplantation. Her research interests include clinical research geared towards early detection of rejection including novel biomarkers and improving transplant outcomes.

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Mass General Transplant Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2000

Medical Education

  • MD, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Residency, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

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  • 1: Yu SM, Nissaisorakarn P, Husain I, Jim B. Proteinuric Kidney Diseases: APodocyte's Slit Diaphragm and Cytoskeleton Approach. Front Med (Lausanne). 2018Sep 11;5:221. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2018.00221. PMID: 30255020; PMCID: PMC6141722.2: Wijarnpreecha K, Thongprayoon C, Nissaisorakarn P, Jaruvongvanich V, NakkalaK, Rajapakse R, Cheungpasitporn W. Association of Helicobacter pylori withChronic Kidney Diseases: A Meta-Analysis. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Aug;62(8):2045-2052.doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4516-z. Epub 2017 Mar 6. PMID: 28265827.3: Nissaisorakarn P, Sharif S, Jim B. Hypertension in Pregnancy: Defining BloodPressure Goals and the Value of Biomarkers for Preeclampsia. Curr Cardiol Rep.2016 Dec;18(12):131. doi: 10.1007/s11886-016-0782-1. PMID: 27837384.4: Nissaisorakarn P, Xiao H, Doshi MD, Singh N, Lentine KL, Rosas SE.Eliminating racial disparities in kidney transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2021Jun 26:e14397. doi: 10.1111/ctr.14397. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34174786.5: Cheungpasitporn W, Thongprayoon C, Wijarnpreecha K, Mitema DG, Mao MA,Nissaisorakarn P, Podboy A, Kittanamongkolchai W, Sakhuja A, Erickson SB.Decline in prevalence and risk of helicobacter pylori in kidney transplantrecipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Evid Based Med. 2017Aug;10(3):171-176. doi: 10.1111/jebm.12252. Epub 2017 May 21. PMID: 28464553.a6: Uffing A, P?rez-Sa?z MJ, Jouve T, Bugnazet M, Malvezzi P, Muhsin SA, LafargueMC, Reindl-Schwaighofer R, Morlock A, Oberbauer R, Buxeda A, Burballa C, PascualJ, von Moos S, Seeger H, La Manna G, Comai G, Bini Ca, Russo LS, Farouk S,Nissaisorakarn P, Patel H, Agrawal N, Mastroianni-Kirsztajn G, Mansur J,Tedesco-Silva H, Ventura CG, Agena F, David-Neto E, Akalin E, Alani O, MazzaliM, Manfro RC, Bauer AC, Wang AX, Cheng XS, Schold JD, Berger SP, Cravedi P,Riella LV. Recurrence of IgA Nephropathy after Kidney Transplantation in Adults.Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 Aug;16(8):1247-1255. doi: 10.2215/CJN.00910121.PMID: 34362788.7: Wijarnpreecha K, Thongprayoon C, Nissaisorakarn P, Lekuthai N, JaruvongvanichV, Nakkala K, Rajapakse R, Cheungpasitporn W. Association betweenHelicobacter pylori and end-stage renal disease: A meta-analysis. World JGastroenterol. 2017 Feb 28;23(8):1497-1506. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i8.1497. PMID:28293097; PMCID: PMC5330835.8: Nissaisorakarn P, D'Agati V, Anis K, Jim B. ANCA and IgA glomerulonephritisall in one: prognosis and complications. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct9;2017:bcr2017222080. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-222080. PMID: 29018146; PMCID:PMC5652625.

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