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Raymond R. Townsend,

Raymond R. Townsend

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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.
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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

Chen Jing, Mohler Emile R, Xie Dawei, Shlipak Michael, Townsend Raymond R, Appel Lawrence J, Ojo Akinlolu, Schreiber Martin, Nessel Lisa, Zhang Xiaoming, Raj Dominic, Strauss Louise, Lora Claudia M, Rahman Mahboob, Hamm L Lee, He Jiang: Traditional and non-traditional risk factors for incident peripheral arterial disease among patients with chronic kidney disease. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation 31(7): 1145-1151, JUL 2016.

Amdur RL, Feldman HI, Gupta J, Yang W, Kanetsky P, Shlipak M, Rahman M, Lash JP, Townsend RR, Ojo A, Roy-Chaudhury A, Go AS, Joffe M, He J, Balakrishnan VS, Kimmel PL, Kusek JW, Raj DS; CRIC Study Investigators.: Inflammation and Progression of CKD: The CRIC Study. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology JUN 2016.

Wang GJ, Shaw PA, Townsend RR, Anderson AH, Xie D, Wang X, Nessel LC, Mohler ER, Sozio SM, Jaar BG, Chen J, Wright J, Taliercio JJ, Ojo A, Ricardo AC, Lustigova E, Fairman RM, Feldman HI, Ky B; CRIC Study Investigators.: The Associations between Peripheral Artery Disease and Physical Outcome Measures in Men and Women with Chronic Kidney Disease. Annals of Vascular Surgery MAY 2016.

Kario K, Bhatt DL, Kandzari DE, Brar S, Flack JM, Gilbert C, Oparil S, Robbins M, Townsend RR, Bakris G.: Impact of Renal Denervation on Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Resistant Hypertension - Insights From the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 Trial. Circulation Journal 80(6): 1404-1412, MAY 2016.

Navaneethan SD, Roy J, Tao K, Brecklin CS, Chen J, Deo R, Flack JM, Ojo AO, Plappert TJ, Raj DS, Saydain G, Sondheimer JH, Sood R, Steigerwalt SP, Townsend RR, Dweik RA, Rahman M; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Investigators: Prevalence, Predictors, and Outcomes of Pulmonary Hypertension in CKD. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 27(3): 877-886, March 2016.

Deo Rajat, Shou Haochang, Soliman Elsayed Z, Yang Wei, Arkin Joshua M, Zhang Xiaoming, Townsend Raymond R, Go Alan S, Shlipak Michael G, Feldman Harold I: Electrocardiographic Measures and Prediction of Cardiovascular and Noncardiovascular Death in CKD. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 27(2): 559-69, Feb 2016.

Thomas George, Xie Dawei, Chen Hsiang-Yu, Anderson Amanda H, Appel Lawrence J, Bodana Shirisha, Brecklin Carolyn S, Drawz Paul, Flack John M, Miller Edgar R, Steigerwalt Susan P, Townsend Raymond R, Weir Matthew R, Wright Jackson T, Rahman Mahboob: Prevalence and Prognostic Significance of Apparent Treatment Resistant Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease: Report From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study. Hypertension 67(2): 387-96, Feb 2016.

Hsu Raymond K, Chai Boyang, Roy Jason A, Anderson Amanda H, Bansal Nisha, Feldman Harold I, Go Alan S, He Jiang, Horwitz Edward J, Kusek John W, Lash James P, Ojo Akinlolu, Sondheimer James H, Townsend Raymond R, Zhan Min, Hsu Chi-Yuan: Abrupt Decline in Kidney Function Before Initiating Hemodialysis and All-Cause Mortality: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. American journal of kidney diseases Jan 2016.

Cohen Debbie L, Townsend Raymond R: Which Patients Does the SPRINT Study Not Apply To and What Are the Appropriate Blood Pressure Goals in These Populations? Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) Jan 2016.

Cohen Debbie L, Boudhar Sanaa, Bowler Anne, Townsend Raymond R: Blood Pressure Effects of Yoga, Alone or in Combination With Lifestyle Measures: Results of the Lifestyle Modification and Blood Pressure Study (LIMBS). Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) Jan 2016.

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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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