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Raymond R. Townsend

Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Nephrology & Hypertension
122 Founders Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156624630
Fax: 2153495703
Education:
B.A. (Biology)
LaSalle College, 1975.
M.D. (Medicine)
Hahnemann University, 1979.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency, Internal Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh PA, 1979-1982.
Fellowship, Nephrology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, 1982-1984.
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Description of Research Expertise

progression of chronic kidney disease
insulin resistance
measurement of vascular compliance
euglycemic clamp technique
minimal model for glucose kinetics
stable isotope metabolism
indirect calorimetry
measurement of regional blood flow
measurement of glomerular filtration
rate (GFR)

Description of Clinical Expertise

hypertension
hypertension with adrenal tumors
pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma
conn's syndrome
aldosterone excess
hypertension with renal vascular disease

Selected Publications

Deo Rajat, Yang Wei, Khan Abigail M, Bansal Nisha, Zhang Xiaoming, Leonard Mary B, Keane Martin G, Soliman Elsayed Z, Steigerwalt Susan, Townsend Raymond R, Shlipak Michael G, Feldman Harold I: Serum Aldosterone and Death, End-Stage Renal Disease, and Cardiovascular Events in Blacks and Whites: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Hypertension 64(1): 103-10, Jul 2014.

Bakris George L, Townsend Raymond R, Liu Minglei, Cohen Sidney A, D'Agostino Ralph, Flack John M, Kandzari David E, Katzen Barry T, Leon Martin B, Mauri Laura, Negoita Manuela, O'Neill William W, Oparil Suzanne, Rocha-Singh Krishna, Bhatt Deepak L: Impact of Renal Denervation on 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure: Results from SYMPLICITY HTN-3. Journal of the American College of Cardiology May 2014.

Mariani Laura H, White Matthew T, Shults Justine, Anderson Cheryl A M, Feldman Harold I, Wolf Myles, Reese Peter P, Denburg Michelle R, Townsend Raymond R, Lo Joan C, Cappola Anne R, Carlow Dean, Gadegbeku Crystal A, Steigerwalt Susan, Leonard Mary B: Increasing use of vitamin D supplementation in the chronic renal insufficiency cohort study. Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation 24(3): 186-93, May 2014.

Grunwald Juan E, Pistilli Maxwell, Ying Gui-Shuang, Daniel Ebenezer, Maguire Maureen G, Xie Dawei, Whittock-Martin Revell, Parker Ostroff Candace, Lo Joan C, Townsend Raymond R, Gadegbeku Crystal A, Lash James P, Fink Jeffrey C, Rahman Mahboob, Feldman Harold I, Kusek John W: Retinopathy and Progression of CKD: The CRIC Study. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN May 2014.

Dupont Jennifer J, Ramick Meghan G, Farquhar William B, Townsend Raymond R, Edwards David G: NADPH oxidase-derived reactive oxygen species contribute to impaired cutaneous microvascular function in chronic kidney disease. American journal of physiology. Renal physiology Apr 2014.

Kallem Radhakrishna R, Meyers Kevin E C, Cucchiara Andrew J, Sawinski Deirdre L, Townsend Raymond R: Blood pressure variability of two ambulatory blood pressure monitors. Blood pressure monitoring 19(2): 98-102, Apr 2014.

Fang Carolyn Y, Egleston Brian L, Manzur Angelica M, Townsend Raymond R, Stanczyk Frank Z, Spiegel David, Dorgan Joanne F: Psychological reactivity to laboratory stress is associated with hormonal responses in postmenopausal women. The Journal of international medical research 42(2): 444-56, Apr 2014.

Bhatt Deepak L, Kandzari David E, O'Neill William W, D'Agostino Ralph, Flack John M, Katzen Barry T, Leon Martin B, Liu Minglei, Mauri Laura, Negoita Manuela, Cohen Sidney A, Oparil Suzanne, Rocha-Singh Krishna, Townsend Raymond R, Bakris George L: A controlled trial of renal denervation for resistant hypertension. The New England journal of medicine 370(15): 1393-401, Apr 2014.

Yang Wei, Xie Dawei, Anderson Amanda H, Joffe Marshall M, Greene Tom, Teal Valerie, Hsu Chi-yuan, Fink Jeffrey C, He Jiang, Lash James P, Ojo Akinlolu, Rahman Mahboob, Nessel Lisa, Kusek John W, Feldman Harold I: Association of kidney disease outcomes with risk factors for CKD: findings from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 63(2): 236-43, Feb 2014.

Tomiyama Hirofumi, Townsend Raymond R, Matsumoto Chisa, Kimura Kazutaka, Odaira Mari, Yoshida Masanobu, Shiina Kazuki, Yamashina Akira: Arterial stiffness/central hemodynamics, renal function, and development of hypertension over the short term. Journal of hypertension 32(1): 90-9, Jan 2014.

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Last updated: 10/23/2014
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