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Carmen Peralta, M.D.

Kidney specialist


Nephrology, Hypertension and Metabolism Practice at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Phone: (415) 353-2507
Fax: (415) 353-2568
New Referrals: (415) 476-2173
New Referrals Fax: (415) 476-3381

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

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John Hopkins University School of Medicine 2001


Bringhams and Women Hospital 2004


UCSF Medical Center 2008

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Odden MC, Beilby PR, Peralta CA. Blood Pressure in Older Adults: the Importance of Frailty. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2015 Jul; 17(7):564.
  2. Sanchez OA, Jacobs DR, Bahrami H, Peralta CA, Daniels LB, Lima JA, Maisel A, Duprez DA. Increasing aminoterminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide precedes the development of arterial hypertension: the multiethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Hypertens. 2015 May; 33(5):966-74.
  3. Sanchez OA, Duprez DA, Daniels LB, Maisel AS, Otvos JD, Peralta CA, Lima JA, Bahrami H, Jacobs DR. The association between N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide and lipoprotein particle concentration plateaus at higher N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide values: Multi-Ethnic Study on Atherosclerosis. Metabolism. 2015 Aug; 64(8):857-61.
  4. Tuot DS, Peralta CA. To screen or not to screen: that is not (yet) the question. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Apr 7; 10(4):541-3.
  5. Bansal N, Katz R, De Boer IH, Peralta CA, Fried LF, Siscovick DS, Rifkin DE, Hirsch C, Cummings SR, Harris TB, Kritchevsky SB, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG, Ix JH. Development and Validation of a Model to Predict 5-Year Risk of Death without ESRD among Older Adults with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Mar 6; 10(3):363-71.
  6. Tamrat R, Peralta CA, Tajuddin SM, Evans MK, Zonderman AB, Crews DC. Apolipoprotein L1, income and early kidney damage. BMC Nephrol. 2015; 16(1):14.
  7. Bansal N, Zelnick L, Robinson-Cohen C, Hoofnagle AN, Ix JH, Lima JA, Shoben AB, Peralta CA, Siscovick DS, Kestenbaum B, de Boer IH. Serum parathyroid hormone and 25-hydroxyvitamin d concentrations and risk of incident heart failure: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2014; 3(6).
  8. Naik RP, Derebail VK, Grams ME, Franceschini N, Auer PL, Peloso GM, Young BA, Lettre G, Peralta CA, Katz R, Hyacinth HI, Quarells RC, Grove ML, Bick AG, Fontanillas P, Rich SS, Smith JD, Boerwinkle E, Rosamond WD, Ito K, Lanzkron S, Coresh J, Correa A, Sarto GE, Key NS, Jacobs DR, Kathiresan S, Bibbins-Domingo K, Kshirsagar AV, Wilson JG, Reiner AP. Association of sickle cell trait with chronic kidney disease and albuminuria in African Americans. JAMA. 2014 Nov 26; 312(20):2115-25.
  9. Holliday EG, Traylor M, Malik R, Bevan S, Maguire J, Koblar SA, Sturm J, Hankey GJ, Oldmeadow C, McEvoy M, Sudlow C, Rothwell PM, Coresh J, Hamet P, Tremblay J, Turner ST, de Andrade M, Rao M, Schmidt R, Crick PA, Robino A, Peralta CA, Jukema JW, Mitchell P, Rosas SE, Wang JJ, Scott RJ, Dichgans M, Mitchell BD, Kao WH, Fox CS, Levi C, Attia J, Markus HS. Polygenic overlap between kidney function and large artery atherosclerotic stroke. Stroke. 2014 Dec; 45(12):3508-13.
  10. Malkina A, Scherzer R, Shlipak M, Bacchetti P, Tien P, Grunfeld C, Kosmiski L, Peralta C. The association of adiposity with kidney function decline among HIV-infected adults: findings from the Fat Redistribution and Metabolic Changes in HIV Infection (FRAM) study. HIV Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):184-90.
  11. Matsushita K, Sang Y, Ballew SH, Shlipak M, Katz R, Rosas SE, Peralta CA, Woodward M, Kramer HJ, Jacobs DR, Sarnak MJ, Coresh J. Subclinical Atherosclerosis Measures for Cardiovascular Prediction in CKD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Feb; 26(2):439-47.
  12. López L, Peralta CA, Lee A, Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Haan MN. Impact of acculturation on cardiovascular risk factors among elderly Mexican Americans. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 Oct; 24(10):714-9.
  13. Peralta CA, Katz R, Newman AB, Psaty BM, Odden MC. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure, incident cardiovascular events, and death in elderly persons: the role of functional limitation in the Cardiovascular Health Study. Hypertension. 2014 Sep; 64(3):472-80.
  14. Odden MC, Amadu AR, Smit E, Lo L, Peralta CA. Uric acid levels, kidney function, and cardiovascular mortality in US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1988-1994 and 1999-2002. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Oct; 64(4):550-7.
  15. Scherzer R, Gandhi M, Estrella MM, Tien PC, Deeks SG, Grunfeld C, Peralta CA, Shlipak MG. A chronic kidney disease risk score to determine tenofovir safety in a prospective cohort of HIV-positive male veterans. AIDS. 2014 Jun 1; 28(9):1289-95.
  16. Driver TH, Katz R, Ix JH, Magnani JW, Peralta CA, Parikh CR, Fried L, Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB, Sarnak MJ, Shlipak MG. Urinary kidney injury molecule 1 (KIM-1) and interleukin 18 (IL-18) as risk markers for heart failure in older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jul; 64(1):49-56.
  17. Inker LA, Astor BC, Fox CH, Isakova T, Lash JP, Peralta CA, Kurella Tamura M, Feldman HI. KDOQI US commentary on the 2012 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the evaluation and management of CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 May; 63(5):713-35.
  18. Bromfield SG, Bowling CB, Tanner RM, Peralta CA, Odden MC, Oparil S, Muntner P. Trends in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control among US adults 80 years and older, 1988-2010. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Apr; 16(4):270-6.
  19. Wen CP, Matsushita K, Coresh J, Iseki K, Islam M, Katz R, McClellan W, Peralta CA, Wang H, de Zeeuw D, Astor BC, Gansevoort RT, Levey AS, Levin A. Relative risks of chronic kidney disease for mortality and end-stage renal disease across races are similar. Kidney Int. 2014 Oct; 86(4):819-27.
  20. Sarnak MJ, Katz R, Newman A, Harris T, Peralta CA, Devarajan P, Bennett MR, Fried L, Ix JH, Satterfield S, Simonsick EM, Parikh CR, Shlipak MG. Association of urinary injury biomarkers with mortality and cardiovascular events. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Jul; 25(7):1545-53.

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