Rochester, Minnesota


ElTers.Mireille@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Mireille El Ters, M.D., has a primary research interest in the prevention and management of recurrent post-transplantation glomerular diseases. Dr. El Ters has also taken special interest in the genetic basis for kidney transplantation with the goal of correlating genetic results with the clinical presentation of renal diseases to provide recommendations to help guide the clinical care of patients. Dr. El Ters focuses on transplant recipients with diagnoses of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) with underlying genetic mutations that could explain their presentation and that would have impact on post-transplant outcomes as well as choice of potential donors if blood related.

Focus areas

  • Recurrent disease in kidney transplantation
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Genetic causes of kidney disease

Significance to patient care

Glomerular diseases account for a significant proportion of kidney transplants. Unfortunately, patients with certain forms of glomerular diseases are at risk of post-transplant recurrence, which impacts the longevity of the transplant. Dr. El Ters' research focuses on understanding the risk factors for recurrence of certain kidney diseases (including FSGS) with the ultimate goal of identifying effective therapy to prevent recurrence and treat it appropriately. Dr. El Ters' interest in evaluating the underlying genetic causes of kidney disease may help with choice of donor if blood related.

Professional highlights

  • Recipient, Young Investigator Award, American Transplant Congress, 2012


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Medicine


  1. Fellow Nephrology, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Fellowship - Nephrology Fellowship Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation
  3. Postdoctoral Certificate - Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) Certificate Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation
  4. Residency Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  5. Internship Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  6. Internship Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
  7. Doctorate of Medicine Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences
  8. Undergraduate Studies Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences

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