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

Selected Publications

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 : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation Jan 2016.

Townsend Raymond R, Machin Israel, Ren Jimmy, Trujillo Angelina, Kawaguchi Masato, Vijapurkar Ujjwala, Damaraju Chandrasekharrao V, Pfeifer Michael: Reductions in Mean 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure After 6-Week Treatment With Canagliflozin in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 18(1): 43-52, Jan 2016.

Kandzari David E, Kario Kazuomi, Mahfoud Felix, Cohen Sidney A, Pilcher Garrett, Pocock Stuart, Townsend Raymond, Weber Michael A, Böhm Michael: The SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program: Rationale and design for studies of renal denervation in the absence (SPYRAL HTN OFF-MED) and presence (SPYRAL HTN ON-MED) of antihypertensive medications. American heart journal 171(1): 82-91, Jan 2016.

Goldstein David, Rosenberg Jonathan E, Figlin Robert A, Townsend Raymond R, McCann Lauren, Carpenter Christopher, Pandite Lini: Is change in blood pressure a biomarker of pazopanib and sunitinib efficacy in advanced/metastatic renal cell carcinoma? European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990) 53: 96-104, 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.

Drawz PE, Alper AB, Anderson AH, Brecklin CS, Charleston J, Chen J, Deo R, Fischer MJ, He J, Hus C-y, Huan Y, Keane M, Kusek KJW, Makos G, Miller III ER, Soliman EZ, Steigerwalt SP, Taliercio JT, Townsend RR, Weir MR, Wright Jr JW, Xie D, Rahman M. : Masked Hypertension and Elevated nighttime blood pressure in CKD: Prevalence and association with target organ damage. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 11(4): 642-652, 2016.

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