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UC Davis Transplant Center

Muna Alnimri, M.B.B.S. View profile as PDF

Muna  Alnimri

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Alnimri is interested in desensitization protocols and new trials in immunosuppression.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Alnimri's goal is to provide outstanding medical care to patients, to participate in teaching residents and medical students and to be involved in clinical research and new trials of immunosuppressive medications.


Associate Professor


Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Surgery - Transplant



Transplant Nephrology



Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Center
Cypress Building, Transplant Surgery
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-2111

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.B.B.S., Jordan University School of Medicine, Jordan, 1987


Jordan University School of Medicine, Jordan 1987-1988


Kent and Canterbury Hospital, 1993-1994
King Hussein Medical Center, 1988-1993
Unity Health System, Rochester NY 2006-2008


Oregon Health Sciences University, OR 1997-1999
Royal Medical Services, 1988-1993
University of California, San Francisco CA 2008-2009

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
American Board of Nephrology, 2009

Professional Memberships:

American Medical Association
American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Transplantation
International Society of Nephrology
Royal College of Physicians (UK)

Select Honors and Awards:

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK, 2005

Honorary Registrar University College, London, 2001

Select Recent Publications:

Alnimri M, Laftavi MR, Kohli R, Said M, Feng L, Patel S, Pankewycz O. African-American women and older patients are at risk for a greater decline in renal function following living kidney donation. Transplant Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):512-5.

Laftavi MR, Alnimri M, Weber-Shrikant E, Kohli R, Said M, Patel S, Pankewycz O. Low-dose rabbit antithymocyte globulin versus basiliximab induction therapy in low-risk renal transplant recipients: 8-year follow-up. Transplant Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):458-61.

Laftavi MR, Hai F, Laftavi H, Feng L, Said M, Patel S, Kohli R, Alnimri M, Dayton M, Pankewycz O. Mycophenolic acid dose reductions result in poor long-term renal allograft survival: comparison between mycophenolate sodium and mycophenolate mofetil. Transplant Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):478-81.

Laftavi MR, Patel S, Soliman MR, Alnimri M, Kohli R, Said M, Pankewycz O. Low-dose thymoglobulin use in elderly renal transplant recipients is safe and effective induction therapy. Transplant Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):466-8.

Pankewycz O, Leca N, Kohli R, Wallace PK, Said M, Feng L, Alnimri M, Patel S, Laftavi MR. Low-dose rabbit antithymocyte globulin induction therapy results in prolonged selective lymphocyte depletion irrespective of maintenance immunosuppression. Transplant Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):462-5.

Pankewycz O, Leca N, Kohli R, Weber-Shrikant E, Said M, Alnimri M, Feng L, Patel S, Laftavi MR. Conversion to low-dose tacrolimus or rapamycin 3 months after kidney transplantation: a prospective, protocol biopsy-guided study. Transplant Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):519-23.

Patel S, Pankewycz O, Kohli R, Said M, Alnimri M, Feng L, Laftavi MR. Obesity in renal transplantation: the role of induction therapy on long-term outcomes. Transplant Proc. 2011 Mar;43(2):469-71.

Muna A. Al- Nimri, Radko Komers, Terry T. Oyama, Arohan R. Subramanya, Jessie N. Lindsley, and Sharon Anderson. Endothelial derived vasoactive mediators in polycystic kidney disease. Kidney International 2003 63(5): 1776-1784

Muna Al Nimri, Maan Hadidi. Acute renal failure after cardiac catheterization and coronary artery bypass graft in an elderly patient. Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation 2002 13(1): 55-59

Thomas M. Kennefick, Muna A. Al-Nimri, Terry T. Oyama, Michelle M. Thompson, Francis J. Kelly, Justin G. Chapman, and Sharon Anderson. Hypertension and renal injury in experimental polycystic kidney disease. Kidney International 1999 56(6): 2181-2190

To see if Muna Alnimri is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).