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Alka Kanaya, M.D.

Internist

Clinics

General Internal Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–7900
Fax, First Floor: (415) 353–2583
Fax, Second Floor: (415) 353–2640

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Alka Kanaya

Additional Languages

Hindi
Sindhi
Spanish

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 1995

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1998

Fellowships

UCSF, Epidemiology/General Internal Medicine 2001

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Shah A, Kanaya AM. Diabetes and associated complications in the South asian population. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2014 May; 16(5):476.
  2. Jih J, Mukherjea A, Vittinghoff E, Nguyen TT, Tsoh JY, Fukuoka Y, Bender MS, Tseng W, Kanaya AM. Using appropriate body mass index cut points for overweight and obesity among Asian Americans. Prev Med. 2014 Apr 13.
  3. Kanaya AM, Herrington D, Vittinghoff E, Ewing SK, Liu K, Blaha MJ, Dave SS, Qureshi F, Kandula NR. Understanding the High Prevalence of Diabetes in U.S. South Asians Compared with Four Racial/Ethnic Groups: The MASALA and MESA Studies. Diabetes Care. 2014 Apr 4.
  4. Kanaya AM, Kandula NR, Ewing SK, Herrington D, Liu K, Blaha MJ, Srivastava S, Dave SS, Budoff MJ. Comparing coronary artery calcium among U.S. South Asians with four racial/ethnic groups: The MASALA and MESA studies. Atherosclerosis. 2014 May; 234(1):102-7.
  5. Khan H, Kalogeropoulos AP, Zannad F, Marti CN, Wilson PW, Georgiopoulou VV, Kanaya AM, Newman AB, Schelbert E, Harris TB, Kritchevsky S, Yancy C, Gheorghiade M, Fonarow GC, Butler J. Incident heart failure in relation to vascular disease: Insights from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. Eur J Heart Fail. 2014 May; 16(5):526-34.
  6. Klein OL, Okwuosa T, Chan C, Schreiner P, Kanaya AM, Liu K, Green D. Changes in procoagulants track longitudinally with insulin resistance: findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study. Diabet Med. 2014 Apr; 31(4):462-5.
  7. Kanaya AM, Araneta MR, Pawlowsky SB, Barrett-Connor E, Grady D, Vittinghoff E, Schembri M, Chang A, Carrion-Petersen ML, Coggins T, Tanori D, Armas JM, Cole RJ. Restorative yoga and metabolic risk factors: The Practicing Restorative Yoga vs. Stretching for the Metabolic Syndrome (PRYSMS) randomized trial. J Diabetes Complications. 2014 May-Jun; 28(3):406-12.
  8. Gadgil MD, Anderson CA, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM. Dietary patterns in asian indians in the United States: an analysis of the metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis in South asians living in america study. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Feb; 114(2):238-43.
  9. Kanaya AM, Kandula N, Herrington D, Budoff MJ, Hulley S, Vittinghoff E, Liu K. Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study: Objectives, Methods, and Cohort Description. Clin Cardiol. 2013 Dec; 36(12):713-20.
  10. Lipska KJ, Inzucchi SE, Van Ness PH, Gill TM, Kanaya A, Strotmeyer ES, Koster A, Johnson KC, Goodpaster BH, Harris T, De Rekeneire N. Elevated HbA1c and Fasting Plasma Glucose in Predicting Diabetes Incidence Among Older Adults: Are two better than one? Diabetes Care. 2013 Dec; 36(12):3923-9.
  11. Gujral UP, Narayan KM, Kahn SE, Kanaya AM. The relative associations of -cell function and insulin sensitivity with glycemic status and incident glycemic progression in migrant Asian Indians in the United States: The MASALA study. J Diabetes Complications. 2014 Jan-Feb; 28(1):45-50.
  12. Mukherjea A, Underwood KC, Stewart AL, Ivey SL, Kanaya AM. Asian Indian views on diet and health in the United States: importance of understanding cultural and social factors to address disparities. Fam Community Health. 2013 Oct-Dec; 36(4):311-23.
  13. Oza-Frank R, Chan C, Liu K, Burke G, Kanaya AM. Incidence of type 2 diabetes by place of birth in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Immigr Minor Health. 2013 Oct; 15(5):918-24.
  14. Doyle TA, de Groot M, Harris T, Schwartz F, Strotmeyer ES, Johnson KC, Kanaya A. Diabetes, depressive symptoms, and inflammation in older adults: Results from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study. J Psychosom Res. 2013 Nov; 75(5):419-24.
  15. Wilson JP, Kanaya AM, Fan B, Shepherd JA. Ratio of trunk to leg volume as a new body shape metric for diabetes and mortality. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e68716.
  16. Milaneschi Y, Cesari M, Simonsick EM, Vogelzangs N, Kanaya AM, Yaffe K, Patrignani P, Metti A, Kritchevsky SB, Pahor M, Ferrucci L, Penninx BW. Lipid peroxidation and depressed mood in community-dwelling older men and women. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e65406.
  17. Mayeda ER, Haan MN, Kanaya AM, Yaffe K, Neuhaus J. Type 2 diabetes and 10-year risk of dementia and cognitive impairment among older Mexican Americans. Diabetes Care. 2013 Sep; 36(9):2600-6.
  18. Kanaya AM, Dobrosielski DA, Ganz P, Creasman J, Gupta R, Nelacanti V, Vogel-Claussen J, Herrington D. Glycemic associations with endothelial function and biomarkers among 5 ethnic groups: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America studies. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013 Feb; 2(1):e004283.
  19. Coutinho T, Goel K, Corra de S D, Carter RE, Hodge DO, Kragelund C, Kanaya AM, Zeller M, Park JS, Kober L, Torp-Pedersen C, Cottin Y, Lorgis L, Lee SH, Kim YJ, Thomas R, Roger VL, Somers VK, Lopez-Jimenez F. Combining body mass index with measures of central obesity in the assessment of mortality in subjects with coronary disease: role of "normal weight central obesity". J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Feb 5; 61(5):553-60.
  20. Casillas A, Leng M, Liu K, Hernandez A, Shrager S, Kanaya A. A long way from home: comparing mental health measures between foreign and U.S.-born Latinos in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Nov; 23(4):1719-32.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.