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Raymond R. Townsend, MD

Professor CE of Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Nephrology & Hypertension
122 Founders Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156140423
Fax: 2156623459
Lab: N/A
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
Refractory (drug resistant) Hypertension

Selected Publications

Townsend Raymond R, Chang Tara I, Cohen Debbie L, Cushman William C, Evans Gregory W, Glasser Stephen P, Haley William E, Olney Christine, Oparil Suzanne, Del Pinto Rita, Pisoni Roberto, Taylor Addison A, Umanath Kausik, Wright Jackson T, Yeboah Joseph: Orthostatic changes in systolic blood pressure among SPRINT participants at baseline. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH 10(11): 847-856, Nov 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.

Townsend Raymond R, Rosendorff Clive, Nichols Wilmer W, Edwards David G, Chirinos Julio A, Fernhall Bo, Cushman William C: American Society of Hypertension position paper: central blood pressure waveforms in health and disease. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH Nov 2015.

Zamani Payman, French Benjamin, Brandimarto Jeffrey A, Doulias Paschalis-Thomas, Javaheri Ali, Chirinos Julio A, Margulies Kenneth B, Townsend Raymond R, Sweitzer Nancy K, Fang James C, Ischiropoulos Harry, Cappola Thomas P: Effect of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction on Nitric Oxide Metabolites. The American journal of cardiology 118(12): 1855-1860, Dec 2016.

Sharman James E, Avolio Alberto P, Baulmann Johannes, Benetos Athanase, Blacher Jacques, Blizzard C Leigh, Boutouyrie Pierre, Chen Chen-Huan, Chowienczyk Phil, Cockcroft John R, Cruickshank J Kennedy, Ferreira Isabel, Ghiadoni Lorenzo, Hughes Alun, Jankowski Piotr, Laurent Stephane, McDonnell Barry J, McEniery Carmel, Millasseau Sandrine C, Papaioannou Theodoros G, Parati Gianfranco, Park Jeong Bae, Protogerou Athanase D, Roman Mary J, Schillaci Giuseppe, Segers Patrick, Stergiou George S, Tomiyama Hirofumi, Townsend Raymond R, Van Bortel Luc M, Wang Jiguang, Wassertheurer Siegfried, Weber Thomas, Wilkinson Ian B, Vlachopoulos Charalambos: Validation of non-invasive central blood pressure devices: ARTERY Society task force consensus statement on protocol standardization. European heart journal 38(37): 2805-2812, Jan 2017.

Townsend Raymond R: Arterial Stiffness: Recommendations and Standardization. Pulse (Basel, Switzerland) 4(Suppl 1): 3-7, Jan 2017.

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