Clinical Assistant Professor
Research Interests:

Chronic kidney disease, renal artery stenosis, cohort studies, hemodialysis.

B.Sc. University of British Columbia Pharmacology
MD University of British Columbia Doctor of Medicine
Recent Publications:
  • Cote HCF, Magil AB, Harris M, Scarth BJ, Gadawski I, Wang N, Yu E, Yip B, Zalunardo N, Werb R, Hogg R, Harrigan PR, Montaner JS. Exploring mitochondrial nephrology as potential mechanism of kidney dysfunction among HIV infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy. Antiviral Therapy 2006; 11:79-86.
  • Gill JS, Gill J, Rose C, Zalunardo N, Landsberg D. The older living kidney donor: Part of the solution to the organ shortage. Transplantation 2006; 82:1662-6.
  • Zalunardo N, Levin A.  Anemia and the heart in chronic kidney disease.  Semin Nephrol. 2006;26:290-5.
  • Johnston O, Zalunardo N, Rose C, Gill JS. Prevention of sepsis during the transition to dialysis may improve the survival of transplant failure patients. J Am Soc Nephrol 2007;18:1331-7.
  • “Komenda P, Zalunardo N, Burnett S, Love J, Buller C, Taylor P, Duncan J, Djurdjev
  • O, Levin A. Conservative outpatient renoprotective protocol in patients with low GFR undergoing contrast angiography: a case series. Clin Exp Nephrol 2007;11:209-13.”
  • Ma IW, Khan NA, Kang A, Zalunardo N, Palepu A. Systematic review identified suboptimal reporting and use of race/ethnicity in general medical journals. J Clin Epidemiol 2007;60:572-8.
  • Zalunardo N, Rose C, Ma I, Altmann P.  Higher serum C-reactive protein is predictive of short and long-term outcomes in peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis.  Kidney Int 2007;71(7):687-92.
  • “Schachter ME, Zalunardo N, Rose C, Taylor P, Buller C, Kiaii M, Duncan J, Levin
  • A. Incidental Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis in Patients Undergoing Elective Coronary Angiography: Are These Lesions Significant? Am J Nephrol 2008;29(5):434-439.”
  • “Zalunardo N, Rose C, Starovoytov A, Djurdjev O, Fox R, Taylor P, Duncan JA,
  • Buller CE, Levin A. Incidental atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis diagnosed at cardiac catheterization: no difference in kidney function with or without stenting. Am J Nephrol 2008;28:921-8.”
  • Zalunardo N. Predicting outcome in peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis: revisiting old themes and slowly moving forward. Perit Dial Int 2008;28:335-9.
  • Gill JS+, Zalunardo N+, Rose C, Tonelli M. The pregnancy and live birth rate in kidney transplant recipients. Am J Transpl 2009;9(7):1541-9. +denotes coprimary authorship.
  • Jokhi PP, Ramanathan K, Walsh S, Fung AY, Saw J, Fox RS, Zalunardo N, Buller CE. Experience of stenting for atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis in a cardiac catheterization laboratory: technical considerations and complications. Can J Cardiol 2009;25(8):e273-8.
  • Hanko J, Jastrzebski J, Nieva C, White L, Li G, Zalunardo N. Dedication of a nurse to educating suboptimal haemodialysis starts improved transition to independent modalities of renal replacement therapy. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2010 Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Blake PG, Bargman JM, Brimble KS, Davison SN, Hirsch D, McCormick BB, Suri RS, Taylor P, Zalunardo N, Tonelli M; Canadian Society of Nephrology Work Group on Adequacy of Peritoneal Dialysis. Clinical Practice Guidelines and Recommendations on Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy 2011. Perit Dial Int. 2011 Mar-Apr;31(2):218-39.  PubMed PMID: 21427259.
  • Su VC, Shalansky K, Jastrzebski J, Martyn A, Li G, Yeung CK, Snyder F, Zalunardo N. Parenteral vitamin B12 in macrocytic hemodialysis patients reduced MMA levels but did not change mean red cell volume or hemoglobin. Clin Nephrol. 2011 Apr;75(4):336-45. PubMed PMID: 21426888.
  • Hanko J, Jastrzebski J, Nieva C, White L, Li G, Zalunardo N. Dedication of a nurse to educating suboptimal haemodialysis starts improved transition to independent modalities of renal replacement therapy. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Jul;26(7):2302-8. Epub 2010 Nov 11. PubMed PMID: 21071546.
  • Barbour SJ, Beaulieu MC, Zalunardo NY, Magil AB. Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal IgG deposits secondary to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Report of two cases. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011 Aug;26(8):2712-4.  Epub 2011 Jun 1. PubMed PMID: 21633102.
  • Ma IW, Zalunardo N, Pachev G, Beran T, Brown M, Hatala R, McLaughlin K. Comparing the use of global rating scale with checklists for the assessment of central venous catheterization skills using simulation. Adv Health Sci Educ. Theory Pract. 2011 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21877217.
  • Telio D, Pi D, Zalunardo N, Tucker LB, Chen LY. Atypical autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Haematologica. 2011 Nov;96(11):e43. PubMed PMID: 22058281; PubMed Central.  PMCID: PMC3208669.