Abbal Koirala, MD

Nephrology Research Fellow



 Fellowship, Clinical Nephrology

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Clinical Hospitalist

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

Internal Medicine Residency

Saint Francis Hospital

Evanston, IL

Research Assistant in Multiple Myeloma

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY

 MBBS, King Edward Medical University

Lahore, Pakistan


Research Interests  and Background

Clinical Interests

Diabetic Kidney Disease


IgA Nephropathy

Membranous Nephropathy

Lupus nephritis

ANCA vasculitis

C3 glomerulonephritis

Infection related glomerulonephritis

Monoclonal gammopathy of Renal Significance

Research Interests

Mechanisms of proteinuria

Multiple Myeloma


T. M. Mark, A. Koirala, R. N. Pearse, F. Zafar, D. Jayabalan, J. P. Leonard, M. Coleman, R. Niesvizky. An evaluation of the role of bone marrow

biopsy in patients with multiple myeloma who achieve an unconfirmed stringent complete remission. Journal Of Clinical Oncology. 2010,

Jun; 28(J Clin Oncol 28:15s): 8144.

Jia Ruan, Tomer Mark, John Allan, Julia Morrison, Abbal Koirala, Peter Martin, Madhu Mazumdar, Morton Coleman, Mark Lachs, Ruben

Niesvizky, and John P. Leonard. (2010). Elderly patients with lymphoma and myeloma can effectively participate in clinical trials of novel

agents. Poster presented at: American Society of Clinical Oncology; Chicago, IL

Tomer M Mark, MD, MSc, Jason P Meadows, MD, Abbal Koirala, MD, David Jayabalan, BSMS, MSc and Ruben Niesvizky, MD. (2014). A

Comparison of Outcomes in the First-Line Treatment of Multiple Myeloma Presenting with Single Versus Multiple Monoclonal Paraproteins

Poster presented at: American Society of Hematology Meeting; San Francisco, CA.

Tiffany Shao, Robert Nelson, Michael Mauer, Abbal Koirala, Jonathan A Jefferson, Behzad Najafian. Podocyte protrusions into glomerular

basement membrane (GBM) and GBM defects are common in glomeruli from proteinuric diabetic nephropathy (DN) patients and are strong

predictors of albuminuria, Abstract Submitted to USCAP 2019 Meeting (#1913).