Dr. Mario Javier Zarama MD Nephrologist

Dr. Mario Zarama is a nephrologist in Roseville, Minnesota and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bethesda Hospital and Regions Hospital. He received his medical degree from Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Zarama accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 8 doctors at Bethesda Hospital and one of 7 at Regions Hospital who specialize in Nephrology. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Hospital Affiliation

Regions Hospital
High performing in Nephrology

Bethesda Hospital

St. John's Hospital
High performing in Nephrology

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
High performing in Nephrology

Woodwinds Health Campus
High performing in Nephrology

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

University of Minnesota
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1994–1996

University of Minnesota
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1992–1994

Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 18 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 17 years in Nephrology

MN State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

89th Annual Fall Clinical Conference
2011 11 3

Effects of integrins on proliferation and apoptosis of renal epithelial cells after acute injury.
Wijesekera, D. S., Zarama, M. J., Paller, M. S.

Part 2. Going the distance... with renal disease.
Zarama, M., Ibrahim, H. N.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota Blue Cross Accord
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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