Zahra Tara, MD

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Zahra Tara, MD, is part of the laboratory research team with Mitochondrial Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Tehran, Iran

Titles and Academic Titles

Laboratory Research Team

Departments and Services




Sadeghizadeh, A., Pourmoghaddas, Z., Zandifar, A., Tara, S. Z., Rahimi, H., Saleh, R., et al. (2022). Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome and Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children with COVID-19. Pediatric Neurology.


Ghaffari S, Rafati M, Shadnoush M, Pourbabaee S, Aghighi M, Samiee SM, et al. Molecular characterization of a large cohort of Mucopolysaccharidosis patients: Iran Mucopolysaccharidosis RE-diagnosis Study (IMPRESsion). Human Mutation. 2021

Pourmoghaddas Z, Sadeghizadeh A, Tara SZ, Zandifar A, Rahimi H, Saleh R, et al. Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis as a sign of multisystem inflammatory syndrome following COVID-19 infection: A pediatric case report. Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2021:577704.


Eshghi P, Tara SZ, Baghaipour MR, Bordbar MR, Jenabzade A, Habibpanah B, et al. Inhibitors against rFVIIa in patients with severe congenital FVII deficiency: A case series. Haemophilia: the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia. 2019;25(5):e345.


Roizen JD, Casella A, Lai M, Long C, Tara Z, Caplan I, et al. Decreased serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D in aging male mice is associated with reduced hepatic Cyp2r1 abundance. Endocrinology. 2018;159(8):3083-9.

Roizen J, Casella A, Long C, Tara Z, Lai M, Hakonarson H, et al., editors. A common SNP in the CYP2R1 promoter decreases transcriptional activity and is associated with low serum 25 (OH) D levels and reduced responsiveness to vitamin D supplementation. 2018: WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA.

Rafati M, Tara SZ, Hoseininasab F, Ghaffari SR. Identification of a novel ALMS1 pathogenic variant in a family with Cone-Rod Dystrophy using whole exome sequencing, followed by prenatal diagnosis. Meta Gene. 2018;17:167-71.

Rafati M, Akhondi MM, Sadeghi MR, Tara SZ, Ghaffari SR. Preimplantation High-Resolution HLA Sequencing Using Next Generation Sequencing. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2018;24(8):1575-80.

Eshghi P, Sadeghi E, Tara SZ, Habibpanah B, Hantooshzadeh R. Iranian low-dose escalating prophylaxis regimen in children with severe hemophilia A and B. Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis. 2018;24(3):513-8.


Habibpanah B, Tara SZ, Malek F, Ardeshiri R, Salimi T, Saafi A, et al. The first discrete choice experiment on usage of bypassing agents in hemophilic patients in Iran. Iranian Journal of Blood and Cancer. 2016;8(3):72-4.

Goudarzipour K, Eshghi P, Tara SZ, Afjeh A, S, Farid, Shiravi M. Prevalence of microcytosis in cord blood samples and admitted neonates. Iranian Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. 2016;6(3):166-71.