Kimia Sobhani, PhD

Scientific Director, Core Laboratory
Scientific Director, ER and Cancer Center Laboratories
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Phone: 310-423-5405


  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Education and Training

  • University of Washington, Seattle; MS, Chemistry
  • University of Washington, Seattle; Dual PhD, Chemistry and Nanotechnology
  • Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Board Certification

  • Board Certified, Chemistry

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Biomarker measurement and correlation to disease
  • Mass Spectrometry assay development
  • Clinical laboratory quality improvement
  • Additional interests: proteomics, endocrinology, cardiac markers

Awards and Accomplishments

  • 55th Annual Conference of Nobel Laureates Conference, attendance awardee
  • Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists
  • Van Slyke Travel Grant Award, American Association of Clinical Chemsitry

Selected Publications

  • Sobhani K, Garrett D, Liu DP, Rainey PM. A rapid and simple high-performance liquid chromatography assay for the leflunomide metabolite, teriflunomide (a77 1726), in renal transplant recipients. Am J Clin Path 2010:133: 454-457.
  • Simons SA, Molinelli AR, Sobhani K, Rainey PM, Hoofnagle A. “Two cases with unusual vancomycin measurements.” Clinical Chemistry 2009;55:578-580.
  • Sobhani K, Michels DA, Dovichi NJ. Sheath-flow cuvette for high-sensitivity laser-induced fluorescence detection in capillary electrophoresis. Appl Spec 2007;61:777-779. *Article was main feature on the journal cover, with illustrations.

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