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Susanne Nicholas, M.D.

   
Co-Investigator, Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP)
Associate Professor, Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension, Nephrology
Member, CTSI, California NanoSystems Institute

Education:
Degrees:
M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1989

Certifications:
Certifications:
2002 American Board of Internal Medicine
1994 American Board of Internal Medicine

Education:
Fellowship:
1992 - 1998 UCLA School of Medicine
Internship:
1989 - 1990 Veterans Administration Medical Center
Residency:
1990 - 1992 Veterans Administration Medical Center

Contact Information:
Work Email Address: sunicholas@mednet.ucla.edu
Office Address: 900 Veteran Avenue
BOX 957073
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES
Home Page: http://www.uclahealth.org/SusanneNicholas
Fax Number: (310) 794-7654
Work Phone Number: (310) 794-7555

Selected Publications:

Gangula Pandu R, Dong Yuan-Lin, Al-Hendy Ayman, Richard-Davis Gloria, Montgomery-Rice Valerie, Haddad Georges, Millis Rihcard, Nicholas Susanne B, Moseberry Diane, Protective cardiovascular and renal actions of vitamin D and estrogen, Frontiers in bioscience (Scholar edition), 2013, 5, 134-48.
Aminzadeh Mohammad A, Nicholas Susanne B, Norris Keith C, Vaziri Nosratola D, Role of impaired Nrf2 activation in the pathogenesis of oxidative stress and inflammation in chronic tubulo-interstitial nephropathy, Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, 2013.
Bostrom Meredith A, Kao W H Linda, Li Man, Abboud Hanna E, Adler Sharon G, Iyengar Sudha K, Kimmel Paul L, Hanson Robert L, Nicholas Susanne B, Rasooly Rebekah S, Sedor John R, Coresh Josef, Kohn Orly F, Leehey David J, Thornley-Brown Denyse, Bottinger Erwin P, Lipkowitz Michael S, Meoni Lucy A, Klag Michael J, Lu Lingyi, Hicks Pamela J, Langefeld Carl D, Parekh Rulan S, Bowden Donald W, Freedman Barry I, Freedman Barry I, Genetic association and gene-gene interaction analyses in African American dialysis patients with nondiabetic nephropathy, American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 2012, 59 (2), 210-21.
Vaziri Nosratola D, Yuan Jun, Ni Zhenmin, Nicholas Susanne B, Norris Keith C, Lipoprotein lipase deficiency in chronic kidney disease is accompanied by down-regulation of endothelial GPIHBP1 expression, Clinical and experimental nephrology, 2012, 16 (2), 238-43.
Nicholas Susanne B, Yuan Jun, Aminzadeh Amin, Norris Keith C, Crum Albert, Vaziri Nosratola D, Salutary effects of a novel oxidative stress modulator on adenine-induced chronic progressive tubulointerstitial nephropathy, American journal of translational research, 2012, 4 (3), 257-68.
Boström Kristina I, Jumabay Medet, Matveyenko Aleksey, Nicholas Susanne B, Yao Yucheng, Activation of vascular bone morphogenetic protein signaling in diabetes mellitus, Circulation research, 2011, 108 (4), 446-57.
Nicholas Susanne B, Cardiac biomarkers and prediction of ESRD, American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 2011, 58 (5), 689-91.
Igo Robert P, Iyengar Sudha K, Nicholas Susanne B, Goddard Katrina A B, Langefeld Carl D, Hanson Robert L, Duggirala Ravindranath, Divers Jasmin, Abboud Hanna, Adler Sharon G, Arar Nedal H, Horvath Amanda, Elston Robert C, Bowden Donald W, Guo Xiuqing, Ipp Eli, Kao W H Linda, Kimmel Paul L, Knowler William C, Meoni Lucy A, Molineros Julio, Nelson Robert G, Pahl Madeline V, Parekh Rulan S, Rasooly Rebekah S, Schelling Jeffrey R, Shah Vallabh O, Smith Michael W, Winkler Cheryl A, Zager Philip G, Sedor John R, Freedman Barry I, Freedman Barry I, Genomewide linkage scan for diabetic renal failure and albuminuria: the FIND study, American journal of nephrology, 2011, 33 (5), 381-9.
Noori Nazanin, Caulfield Michael P, Salameh Wael A, Reitz Richard E, Nicholas Susanne B, Molnar Miklos Z, Nissenson Allen R, Kovesdy Csaba P, Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Novel lipoprotein subfraction and size measurements in prediction of mortality in maintenance hemodialysis patients, Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN, 2011, 6 (12), 2861-70.
Nicholas Susanne B, Basgen John M, Sinha Satyesh, Using stereologic techniques for podocyte counting in the mouse: shifting the paradigm, American journal of nephrology, 2011, 33 Suppl 1 (4), 1-7.
Nicholas Susanne B, Liu Joey, Kim Jason, Ren Yuelan, Collins Alan R, Nguyen Lam, Hsueh Willa A, Critical role for osteopontin in diabetic nephropathy, Kidney international, 2010, 77 (7), 588-600.
Adler Sharon, Pahl Madeleine, Abboud Hanna, Nicholas Susanne, Ipp Eli, Seldin Michael, Mexican-American admixture mapping analyses for diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes mellitus, Seminars in nephrology, 2010, 30 (2), 141-9.
Rajasekaran Sigrid A, Huynh Thu P, Wolle Daniel G, Espineda Cromwell E, Inge Landon J, Skay Anna, Lassman Charles, Nicholas Susanne B, Harper Jeffrey F, Reeves Anna E, Ahmed Mansoor M, Leatherman James M, Mullin James M, Rajasekaran Ayyappan K, Na,K-ATPase subunits as markers for epithelial-mesenchymal transition in cancer and fibrosis, Molecular cancer therapeutics, 2010, 9 (6), 1515-24.
Moseberry Diane, Nicholas Susanne B, The pros and cons of staging chronic kidney disease, Ethnicity & disease, 2010, 20 (1), 77-81.
Lea Janice P, Greene Eddie L, Nicholas Susanne B, Agodoa Lawrence, Norris Keith C, Cardiorenal metabolic syndrome in the African diaspora: rationale for including chronic kidney disease in the metabolic syndrome definition, Ethnicity & disease, 2009, 19 (2 Suppl 2), S2-11-14.
Malhotra Alka, Igo Robert P, Thameem Farook, Kao W H Linda, Abboud Hanna E, Adler Sharon G, Arar Nedal H, Bowden Donald W, Duggirala Ravindranath, Freedman Barry I, Goddard Katrina A B, Ipp Eli, Iyengar Sudha K, Kimmel Paul L, Knowler William C, Kohn Orly, Leehey David, Meoni Lucy A, Nelson Robert G, Nicholas Susanne B, Parekh Rulan S, Rich Stephen S, Chen Yii-Der I, Saad Mohammed F, Scavini Marina, Schelling Jeffrey R, Sedor John R, Shah Vallabh O, Taylor Kent D, Thornley-Brown Denyse, Zager Philip G, Horvath Amanda, Hanson Robert L, Hanson Robert L, Genome-wide linkage scans for type 2 diabetes mellitus in four ethnically diverse populations-significant evidence for linkage on chromosome 4q in African Americans: the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes Research Group, Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews, 2009, 25 (8), 740-7.
Wolak Talya, Kim HyunJu, Ren Yuelan, Kim Jason, Vaziri Nosratola D, Nicholas Susanne B, Osteopontin modulates angiotensin II-induced inflammation, oxidative stress, and fibrosis of the kidney, Kidney international, 2009, 76 (1), 32-43.
Schelling Jeffrey R, Abboud Hanna E, Nicholas Susanne B, Pahl Madeleine V, Sedor John R, Adler Sharon G, Arar Nedal H, Bowden Donald W, Elston Robert C, Freedman Barry I, Goddard Katrina A B, Guo Xiuqing, Hanson Robert L, Ipp Eli, Iyengar Sudha K, Jun Gyungah, Kao W H Linda, Kasinath Balakuntalam S, Kimmel Paul L, Klag Michael J, Knowler William C, Nelson Robert G, Parekh Rulan S, Quade Shannon R, Rich Stephen S, Saad Mohammed F, Scavini Marina, Smith Michael W, Taylor Kent, Winkler Cheryl A, Zager Philip G, Shah Vallabh O, Shah Vallabh O, Genome-wide scan for estimated glomerular filtration rate in multi-ethnic diabetic populations: the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND), Diabetes, 2008, 57 (1), 235-43.
Kao W H Linda, Klag Michael J, Meoni Lucy A, Reich David, Berthier-Schaad Yvette, Li Man, Coresh Josef, Patterson Nick, Tandon Arti, Powe Neil R, Fink Nancy E, Sadler John H, Weir Matthew R, Abboud Hanna E, Adler Sharon G, Divers Jasmin, Iyengar Sudha K, Freedman Barry I, Kimmel Paul L, Knowler William C, Kohn Orly F, Kramp Kristopher, Leehey David J, Nicholas Susanne B, Pahl Madeleine V, Schelling Jeffrey R, Sedor John R, Thornley-Brown Denyse, Winkler Cheryl A, Smith Michael W, Parekh Rulan S, Parekh Rulan S, MYH9 is associated with nondiabetic end-stage renal disease in African Americans, Nature genetics, 2008, 40 (10), 1185-92.
Iyengar Sudha K, Abboud Hanna E, Goddard Katrina A B, Saad Mohammed F, Adler Sharon G, Arar Nedal H, Bowden Donald W, Duggirala Ravi, Elston Robert C, Hanson Robert L, Ipp Eli, Kao W H Linda, Kimmel Paul L, Klag Michael J, Knowler William C, Meoni Lucy A, Nelson Robert G, Nicholas Susanne B, Pahl Madeleine V, Parekh Rulan S, Quade Shannon R E, Rich Stephen S, Rotter Jerome I, Scavini Marina, Schelling Jeffrey R, Sedor John R, Sehgal Ashwini R, Shah Vallabh O, Smith Michael W, Taylor Kent D, Winkler Cheryl A, Zager Philip G, Freedman Barry I, Freedman Barry I, Genome-wide scans for diabetic nephropathy and albuminuria in multiethnic populations: the family investigation of nephropathy and diabetes (FIND), Diabetes, 2007, 56 (6), 1577-85.
Butman Michael, Taylor David, Boström Kristina, Quinones Manuel, Nicholas Susanne B, Hypertriglyceridemia and Recurrent Pancreatitis following Splenectomy, Case reports in gastroenterology, 2007, 1 (1), 96-102.
Basgen John M, Nicholas Susanne B, Mauer Michael, Rozen Silvia, Nyengaard Jens R, Comparison of methods for counting cells in the mouse glomerulus, Nephron. Experimental nephrology, 2006, 103 (4), e139-48.
Tareen Naureen, Zadshir Ashraf, Martins David, Pan Deyu, Nicholas Susanne, Norris Keith, Chronic kidney disease in African American and Mexican American populations, Kidney international. Supplement, 2005, 5 (97), S137-40.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Nicholas Susanne, Barba Lilly M, Dialysis leaders coming to Los Angeles, Nephrology news & issues, 2005, 19 (10), 87, 90.
Quiñones Manuel J, Nicholas Susanne B, Lyon Christopher J, Insulin resistance and the endothelium, Current diabetes reports, 2005, 5 (4), 246-53.
Nicholas Susanne B, Tareen Naureen, Zadshir Ashraf, Martins David, Pan Deyu, Norris Keith C, Management of early chronic kidney disease in indigenous populations and ethnic minorities, Kidney international. Supplement, 2005, 5 (97), S78-81.
Nicholas Susanne B, Aguiniga Elsa, Ren Yuelan, Kim Jason, Wong Joyce, Govindarajan Nalini, Noda Masakuni, Wang Wei, Kawano Yasuko, Collins Alan, Hsueh Willa A, Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 deficiency retards diabetic nephropathy, Kidney international, 2005, 67 (4), 1297-307.
Nicholas Susanne B, Tareen Naureen, Martins David, Norris Keith C, Calcium antagonists: a more expansive role in treating persons with reduced kidney function?, Ethnicity & disease, 2004, 14 (4), S2-42-5.
Quiñones Manuel J, Hernandez-Pampaloni Miguel, Schelbert Heinrich, Bulnes-Enriquez Isabel, Jimenez Xochitl, Hernandez Gustavo, De La Rosa Roxana, Chon Yun, Yang Huiying, Nicholas Susanne B, Modilevsky Tamara, Yu Katherine, Van Herle Katja, Castellani Lawrence W, Elashoff Robert, Hsueh Willa A, Coronary vasomotor abnormalities in insulin-resistant individuals, Annals of internal medicine, 2004, 140 (9), 700-8.
Martins David, Tareen Naureen, Nicholas Susanne B, Jones Loretta, Norris Keith C, Education, motivation and medication for African Americans: bringing hypertension guidelines to practice, Ethnicity & disease, 2004, 14 (4), S2-38-41.
Nicholas Susanne B, Mauer Michael, Basgen John M, Aguiniga Elsa, Chon Yun, Effect of angiotensin II on glomerular structure in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats, American journal of nephrology, 2004, 24 (5), 549-56.
Nicholas Susanne, Agodoa Lawrence, Norris Keith, Ethnic disparities in the prevalence and treatment of kidney disease, Nephrology news & issues, 2004, 18 (12), 29-30, 32, 34 passim.
Collins Alan R, Schnee Janet, Wang Wei, Kim Sarah, Fishbein Michael C, Bruemmer Dennis, Law Ronald E, Nicholas Susanne, Ross Robert S, Hsueh Willa A, Osteopontin modulates angiotensin II-induced fibrosis in the intact murine heart, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2004, 43 (9), 1698-705.
Jordan Maria C, Quednau Beate D, Roos Kenneth P, Ross Robert S, Philipson Kenneth D, Nicholas Susanne B, Cyclosporin A regulates sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX1) gene expression in vitro and cardiac hypertrophy in NCX1 transgenic mice, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2002, 976 (9), 259-67.
Lea Janice P, Nicholas Susanne B, Diabetes mellitus and hypertension: key risk factors for kidney disease, Journal of the National Medical Association, 2002, 94 (8 Suppl), 7S-15S.
Hsueh Willa A, Nicholas Susanne B, Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma in the renal mesangium, Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension, 2002, 11 (2), 191-5.