Zeid J. Khitan, MD

Professor
Section Chief, Nephrology; Nephrology Fellowship Program Director

Departments

Clinical Interests

Hospital Privileges

Biography

Dr. Khitan specializes in renal diseases, chronic renal insufficiency and kidney stones. In addition to his roles at Marshall Health and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, he also serves as director of the J. Robert Pritchard Dialysis Center.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Jordan University School of Medicine (Amman, Jordan)
  • Residency: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Fellowship: Oklahoma University - Nephrology (Norman, Okla.)

Honors & Memberships

  • America's Top Doctor since 2014, Castle Connolly
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American Society of Nephrology
  • Member, International Society of Nephrology
  • Member, American Society of Hypertension

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty certification in Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Clinical Hypertension Specialist: American Hypertension Specialist Certification Program

Additional Languages

  • Arabic

Marshall Kidney & Hypertension Center

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
J. Robert Pritchard Dialysis Center
1690 Medical Center Drive
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-526-2532

Map & Directions


Gress TW, Mansoor K, Rayyan YM, Khthir RA, Tayyem RF, Tzamaloukas AH, Abraham NG, Shapiro JI, Khitan ZJ. 2020. Relationship between dietary sodium and sugar intake: A cross-sectional study of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2016. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2020 8 8.
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Pramod S, Mustafa BO, Khitan Z. 2019. Can Aliskiren "COMPLEMENT" our management of kidney disease?

Pramod,S ( surindran) , Bisher,Mustafa, Khitan,Z. 2019. Can Alliskiren " COMPLEMENT" our management of Kidney disease?

Tzamaloukas AH, Khitan ZJ, Glew RH, Roumelioti ME, Rondon-Berrios H, Elisaf MS, Raj DS, Owen J, Sun Y, Siamopoulos KC, Rohrscheib M, Ing TS, Murata GH, Shapiro JI, Malhotra D. 2019. Serum Sodium Concentration and Tonicity in Hyperglycemic Crises: Major Influences and Treatment Implications. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 9 25;8(19):e011786.
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Meadows C, Khitan ZJ. 2018. Which thiazide to choose-A "dynamic" question with a mundane answer? J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 10 30;20(12):1748.
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Roumelioti M Glew RH Khitan ZJ Rondon-Berrios H Argyropoulos CP Malhotra D Raj DJ Agaba EI Rohrscheib M Murata GH Shapiro JI Tzamaloukas AH. 2018. Fluid balance concepts in medicine: Principles and practice World J Nephrol 7(1):1-28. 2018.

Khitan ZJ, Tzamaloukas AH, Brodsky S, Shapiro JI. 2018. Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers in the elderly with diabetic nephropathy: Are they safe? J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 1 10.
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Khitan ZJ, Shweihat YR, Tzamaloukas AH, Shapiro JI. 2018. Dietary potassium and cardiovascular profile. Results from the modification of diet in renal disease dataset. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 2 20.
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Ogu I, Shweihat YR, Shapiro JI, Khitan ZJ. 2018. Stroke volume and proteinuria in obesity-related glomerulopathy: potential role in pathogenesis and choice of antihypertensive regimen. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 2 16.
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Roumelioti ME, Ing TS, Rondon-Berrios H, Glew RH, Khitan ZJ, Sun Y, Malhotra D, Raj DS, Agaba EI, Murata GH, Shapiro JI, Tzamaloukas AH. 2018. Principles of quantitative water and electrolyte replacement of losses from osmotic diuresis. Int Urol Nephrol. 2018 3 8.
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Khitan ZJ, Kheetan MM, Shapiro JI. 2018. PURE is not so pure when it comes to dietary sodium and cardiovascular events! J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 4 1.
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Numan Y, Jawaid Y, Hirzallah H, Kusmic D, Megri M, Aqtash O, Amro A, Mezughi H, Maher E, Raru Y, Numan J, Akpanudo S, Khitan Z, Shweihat Y. 2018. Ammonia vs. Lactic Acid in Predicting Positivity of Microbial Culture in Sepsis: The ALPS Pilot Study. J Clin Med. 2018 7 28;7(8).
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Ogu I, Khitan ZJ. 2018. High dietary potassium blunts dietary sodium induced proteinuria. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 9 30;20(11):1648.
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Khitan ZJ, Shapiro JI. 2017. The Association between HDL-C and Hyponatremia. is There Something Else Low? Am. J. Med. 2017 7 22.
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Mansoor K, Zawodniak AB, Nadasdy T, Khitan ZJ. 2017. Bilateral renal cortical necrosis associated with smoking synthetic cannabinoids World J Clin Cases 2017 June 16; 5(6): 234-237

Alaini A, Malhotra D, Rondon-Berrios H, Argyropoulos CP, Khitan ZJ, Raj DSC, Rohrscheib M, Shapiro JI, Tzamaloukas AH. 2017. Establishing the presence or absence of chronic kidney disease: uses and limiations of formualas estimating the glomerular filtration rate World J Methodol 2017 7:73-92

Mansoor K, Kheetan M, Shahnawaz S, Shapiro AP, Patton-Tackett E, Dial L, Rankin G, Santhanam P, Tzamaloukas AH, Nadasdy T, Shapiro JI, Khitan ZJ. 2017. Systematic review of nephrotoxicity of drugs of abuse, 2005-2016. BMC Nephrol. 2017 12 31;18(1):379.
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Megri M, Al-Dliw M, Shweihat Y, Khitan Z. 2017. MRSA induced pulmonary-renal syndrome. Respir Med Case Rep. Megri M, Al-dliw Majdi, Shweihat Y, Khitan Z. MRSA induced pulmonary-renal syndrome. Respiratory Medicine Case Reports. 2017;20:42-44. doi:10.1016/j.rmcr.2016.11.004.
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KhitanZ , Shapiro A, Shah PT, Sanabria JR, Santhanam P, Sodhi, Abraham NG, Shapiro JI. 2017. Predicting Adverse Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease Using Machine Learning Methods: Data from the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 3: Iss. 4, Article 10.

Rondon-Berrios H Argyropoulos C Ing TS Raj DS Malhotra D Agaba EI Rohrscheib M Khitan ZJ Murata GH Shapiro JI Tzamaloukas AH. . 2017. Hypertonicity: Clinical entities, manifestations and treatment. World J Nephrol. World J Nephrol. 2017 Jan 6;6(1):1-13.
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Alaini A Malhotra D Rondon-Berrios H Argyropoulos C Khitan ZJ Raj D Rohrscheib M Shapiro JI Tzamaloukas AH. 2017. Cigarette smoking causes epigenetic changes associated with cardiorenal fibrosis. Physiol. Genomics. World Journal of Methodology: In Press
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Santhanam P, Shapiro JI, Khitan Z. 2017. Association between dietary potassium, body mass index, and proteinuria in normotensive and hypertensive individuals: Results from the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease study baseline data. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 4 4;19(5):558-559.
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Mansoor K, Zawodniak A, Nadasdy T, Khitan ZJ. 2017. Bilateral renal cortical necrosis associated with smoking synthetic cannabinoids. World J Clin Cases. 2017 7 8;5(6):234-237.
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Argyropoulos C, Rondon-Berrios H, Raj DS, Malhotra D, Agaba EI, Rohrscheib M, Khitan Z, Murata GH, Shapiro JI, Tzamaloukas AH. 2016. Hypertonicity: Pathophysiologic Concept and Experimental Studies. Cureus. 2016 May;8(5):e596.
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Sodhi K, Hilgefort J, Banks G, Gilliam C, Stevens S, Ansinelli HA, Getty M, Abraham NG, Shapiro JI, Khitan Z. 2016. Uric Acid-Induced Adipocyte Dysfunction Is Attenuated by HO-1 Upregulation: Potential Role of Antioxidant Therapy to Target Obesity. Stem Cells Int. 2016 Nov;2016:8197325.
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Khitan Z Shapiro JI. 2016. Role of Dietary Components in Modulating Hypertension. J Clin Exp Cardiolog. Renal and Electrolyte Disorders VIIth Edition ed by Robert W. Schrier, Little Brown, Boston
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Shah PT, Martin R, Sanabria J, Khitan Z, Santhanam P, Sodhi K, Abraham NG and Shapiro JI. 2016. Adiposity Predicts Pulse Pressure in Subjects with Chronic Kidney Disease: Data from the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease J Cardiol Curr Res 2016, 7(2): 00240

Sodhi, K Hilgefort, J Banks, G Gilliam, C Stevens, S Ansinelli, HA Getty, M Abraham, NG Shapiro, JI Khitan, Z . 2016. Uric Acid-Induced Adipocyte Dysfunction Is Attenuated by HO-1 Upregulation: Potential Role of Antioxidant Therapy to Target Obesity Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8197325, 11 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8197325

Preeya T. Shah, Anna P. Shapiro, Zeid Khitan, Prasanna Santhanam, Joseph I. Shapiro. 2016. Why Does Obesity Lead to Hypertension? Further Lessons from the Intersalt Study. Shah, Preeya T.; Shapiro, Anna P.; Khitan, Zeid MD; Santhanam, Prasanna MD; and Shapiro, Joseph I. MD (2016) "Why Does Obesity Lead to Hypertension? Further Lessons from the Intersalt Study.," Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 7

Argyropoulos C, Rondon-Berrios H, Raj DS, Malhotra D, Agaba EI, Rohrscheib M, Khitan Z, Murata GH, Shapiro JI, Tzamaloukas AH. 2016. Hypertonicity: Pathophysiologic Concept and Experimental Studies. Cureus. 2016 May;8(5):e596.
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Feyh A, Bracero L, Lakhani HV, Santhanam P, Shapiro JI, Khitan Z, Sodhi K. 2016. Role of Dietary Components in Modulating Hypertension. J Clin Exp Cardiolog. 2016 Apr;7(4).
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AR Lataifeh,Al-Ourani,T Gress,Z Khitan,F Zeid. 2015. The Necessity of Nephrology consultation for critically ill patients with Acute Renal Failure. Arch Clin Nephrol 1(1):007-009

Zeid Khitan MD, Deepak Malhotra MD PhD, Dominic S Raj MD, Antonios H. Tzamaloukas MD, and Joseph I Shapiro MD. 2015. Alkali Therapy in Lactic Acidosis Khitan,, Zeid J. MD; Malhotra,, Deepak MD; Raj,, Dominic S. MD; Tzamaloukas,, Antonios H. MD; and Shapiro,, Joseph I. MD (2015) "Alkali Therapy in Lactic Acidosis,"Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 6.

Ahmed Amro, MD, Alaa Gabi, MD, and Zeid J. Khitan, MD. 2015. Pregnancy Induced Microangiopathy, HELLP OR TTP! Amro,, Ahmed MD; Gabi,, Alaa MD; and Khitan,, Zeid J. MD (2015) "Pregnancy Induced Microangiopathy, HELLP OR TTP!," Marshall Journal of Medicine: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 7.

Amro, Ahmed; Gabi, Alaa; and Khitan, Zeid J. 2015. "Pregnancy Induced Microangiopathy, HELLP OR TTP!"

Amro, Ahmed; Gabi, Alaa; and Khitan, Zeid J. 2015. "Pregnancy Induced Microangiopathy, HELLP OR TTP!"

Khitan ZJ. 2015. Elevated serum bicarbonate concentration in chronic kidney disease: a call to find the cause. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Apr;4(4).
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Khitan Z, Dial L, Santhanam P. 2015. Predictors of systolic blood pressure in post-menopausal euthyroid women: A study of the NHANES continuous survey data 2007-2012. Post Reprod Health. 2015 Jun;21(2):75-6.
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Khitan Z, Harsh M, Sodhi K, Shapiro JI, Abraham NG. 2014. HO-1 Upregulation Attenuates Adipocyte Dysfunction, Obesity, and Isoprostane Levels in Mice Fed High Fructose Diets. J Nutr Metab. 2014 Sep;2014:980547.
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Santhanam P, Khitan Z, Khthir R. 2014. Association Between Serum Total Bilirubin and Serum Creatinine and the Effect of Hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Nov 27.
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Zeid Khitan and Dong Hyun Kim. 2013. Fructose: A Key Factor in the Development of Metabolic Syndrome and Hypertension

Khitan, Z Raj, DS Malhotra, D Tzmaloukas, AH Shapiro,JI . . Article http://dx.doi.org/10.18590/mjm.2015.vol1.iss1.6

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