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Ladan Zand, M.D.

  1. Nephrologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Ladan Zand, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension with expertise in treating patients with glomerular diseases. She completed her medical school training at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine (Toronto, ON) and her internal medicine residency training and nephrology fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Her research interest focuses on finding novel therapeutic approaches in management of patients with glomerulonephritis including FSGS, membranous nephropathy, fibrillary GN, IgA nephropathy, ANCA associated vasculitis, lupus nephritis, and PGNMID. Her interest also focuses on the role of monoclonal gammopathy in causing kidney injury and predictors of finding in MGRS in patients with CKD and MGUS. She is the principal investigator in several ongoing clinical trials at the Mayo Clinic in the field of glomerular diseases. She has published over 70 peer-reviewed publications.

  1. Fibrillary glomerulonephritis
  2. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  3. Glomerular disease
  4. IgA nephropathy
  5. Lupus nephritis
  6. Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
  7. Membranous nephropathy
  8. Minimal change disease
  9. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance
  10. Thrombotic microangiopathy
  11. Vasculitis
  • Use of daratumumab for treatment of patients with lupus nephritis
  • Obinutuzumab and daratumumab for treatment of refractory primary FSGS
  • Use of Obinutuzumab for treatment of fibrillary glomerulonephritis
  • Use of machine learning to understand the phenotypes of TMA
  • Predictors of outcomes in patients with PLA2R associated MN
  • Predictors of finding an MGRS lesions in patients with monoclonal gammopathy and CKD
  • Effect of PCP prophylaxis in patients treated with rituximab
  • Effect of monoclonal gammopathy in patients with ANCA associated vasculitis
  1. 2014
    FellowNephrology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2014
    FellowDivision of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2011
    ResidentInternal Medicine, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2011
    ResidentDepartment of Internal Medicine
  5. 2008
    Medical SchoolToronto University, Faculty of Medicine
  6. 2004
    BScUniversity of British Columbia


  1. 2014
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2011
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Outstanding Fellow Research, Nephrology and Hypertension Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. 2004
    Prakash GILL Memorial Prize in Pharmacology and therapeuticsUniversity of British Columbia
  3. 2002
    Charles and Jane Banks ScholarshipUniversity of British Columbia
  4. 2002
    Undergraduate Scholar Program ScholarshipUniversity of British Columbia

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Nephrology
  2. 2018 - 2019
    Practice Committee MemberDepartment of Nephrology & Hypertension Clinical Practice Committee
  3. 2017 - 2019
    Research Committe MemberDepartment of Nephrology
  4. 2017 - 2019
    Medical Director of the Chronic Kidney Disease ClinicMayo Clinic
  5. 2017 - 2019
    Knowledge Content Board LeaderAsk Mayo Expert
  6. 2016 - 2019
    Education Committee MemberDepartment of Nephrology
  7. 2013
    Committee MemberResearch Committee, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  8. 2012 - 2013
    Education RepresentativeEducation Committee, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  9. 2011 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  10. 2011 - present
    MemberNational Kidney Foundation
  11. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  12. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  13. 2002 - present
    UBC Golden Keys