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Lynda A. Frassetto, M.D.

Kidney specialist

Dr. Lynda A. Frassetto is an internist and kidney specialist at UCSF Medical Center. She also serves as an associate program director for the adult General Clinical Research Center at UCSF, where she helps researchers run clinical trials and conducts her own research on the long-term effects of diet on diseases associated with aging.

Frassetto earned a medical degree at the University of Connecticut in 1983. She worked as an emergency room doctor at the State University of New York's Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and as a hospitalist at the University Medical Center in Fresno before completing a nephrology fellowship at UCSF in 1989. She joined UCSF Medical Center in 1993. She is an associate clinical professor of medicine in the UCSF School of Medicine.

Clinics

Dialysis Center
1675 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-1617
Phone: (415) 885-7421
Fax: (415) 885-7396

Hours: Monday to Saturday
5 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Additional Languages

Italian

Education

University of Connecticut 1983

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lambert H, Frassetto L, Moore JB, Torgerson D, Gannon R, Burckhardt P, Lanham-New S. The effect of supplementation with alkaline potassium salts on bone metabolism: a meta-analysis. Osteoporos Int. 2015 Apr; 26(4):1311-8.
  2. Kapogiannis D, Boxer A, Schwartz JB, Abner EL, Biragyn A, Masharani U, Frassetto L, Petersen RC, Miller BL, Goetzl EJ. Dysfunctionally phosphorylated type 1 insulin receptor substrate in neural-derived blood exosomes of preclinical Alzheimer's disease. FASEB J. 2015 Feb; 29(2):589-96.
  3. Yago MR, Frymoyer A, Benet LZ, Smelick GS, Frassetto LA, Ding X, Dean B, Salphati L, Budha N, Jin JY, Dresser MJ, Ware JA. The use of betaine HCl to enhance dasatinib absorption in healthy volunteers with rabeprazole-induced hypochlorhydria. AAPS J. 2014 Nov; 16(6):1358-65.
  4. Feinman RD, Pogozelski WK, Astrup A, Bernstein RK, Fine EJ, Westman EC, Accurso A, Frassetto L, Gower BA, McFarlane SI, Nielsen JV, Krarup T, Saslow L, Roth KS, Vernon MC, Volek JS, Wilshire GB, Dahlqvist A, Sundberg R, Childers A, Morrison K, Manninen AH, Dashti HM, Wood RJ, Wortman J, Worm N. Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: critical review and evidence base. Nutrition. 2015 Jan; 31(1):1-13.
  5. Lang TF, Saeed IH, Streeper T, Carballido-Gamio J, Harnish RJ, Frassetto LA, Lee SM, Sibonga JD, Keyak JH, Spiering BA, Grodsinsky CM, Bloomberg JJ, Cavanagh PR. Spatial heterogeneity in the response of the proximal femur to two lower-body resistance exercise regimens. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Jun; 29(6):1337-45.
  6. Frassetto LA, Tan-Tam CC, Barin B, Browne M, Wolfe AR, Stock PG, Roland M, Benet LZ. Best single time point correlations with AUC for cyclosporine and tacrolimus in HIV-infected kidney and liver transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2014 Mar 27; 97(6):702-7.
  7. Fontes-Villalba M, Jönsson T, Granfeldt Y, Frassetto LA, Sundquist J, Sundquist K, Carrera-Bastos P, Fika-Hernándo M, Picazo Ó, Lindeberg S. A healthy diet with and without cereal grains and dairy products in patients with type 2 diabetes: study protocol for a random-order cross-over pilot study--Alimentation and Diabetes in Lanzarote--ADILAN. Trials. 2014; 15:2.
  8. Delgado C, Frassetto L. Hip fractures in hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Oct; 62(4):653-5.
  9. Frassetto L, Floren L, Barin B, Browne M, Wolfe A, Roland M, Stock P, Carlson L, Christians U, Benet L. Changes in clearance, volume and bioavailability of immunosuppressants when given with HAART in HIV-1 infected liver and kidney transplant recipients. Biopharm Drug Dispos. 2013 Nov; 34(8):442-51.
  10. Yago MR, Frymoyer AR, Smelick GS, Frassetto LA, Budha NR, Dresser MJ, Ware JA, Benet LZ. Gastric reacidification with betaine HCl in healthy volunteers with rabeprazole-induced hypochlorhydria. Mol Pharm. 2013 Nov 4; 10(11):4032-7.
  11. Frassetto LA, Shi L, Schloetter M, Sebastian A, Remer T. Established dietary estimates of net acid production do not predict measured net acid excretion in patients with Type 2 diabetes on Paleolithic-Hunter-Gatherer-type diets. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 Sep; 67(9):899-903.
  12. Frassetto LA, Sebastian A. Commentary to accompany the paper entitled 'nutritional disturbance in acid-base balance and osteoporosis: a hypothesis that disregards the essential homeostatic role of the kidney', by Jean-Philippe Bonjour. Br J Nutr. 2013 Dec 14; 110(11):1935-7.
  13. Chakkera HA, Chang YH, Bodner JK, Behmen S, Heilman RL, Reddy KS, Mulligan DC, Moss AA, Khamash H, Katariya N, Hewitt WR, Pitta TL, Frassetto LA. Genetic differences in Native Americans and tacrolimus dosing after kidney transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2013 Jan-Feb; 45(1):137-41.
  14. Lanham-New SA, Lambert H, Frassetto L. Potassium. Adv Nutr. 2012 Nov; 3(6):820-1.
  15. Frassetto LA, Hardcastle AC, Sebastian A, Aucott L, Fraser WD, Reid DM, Macdonald HM. No evidence that the skeletal non-response to potassium alkali supplements in healthy postmenopausal women depends on blood pressure or sodium chloride intake. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2012 Dec; 66(12):1315-22.
  16. Frassetto LA, Sebastian A. How metabolic acidosis and oxidative stress alone and interacting may increase the risk of fracture in diabetic subjects. Med Hypotheses. 2012 Aug; 79(2):189-92.
  17. Painter P, Krasnoff JB, Kuskowski M, Frassetto L, Johansen K. Effects of modality change on health-related quality of life. Hemodial Int. 2012 Jul; 16(3):377-86.
  18. Shi L, Libuda L, Schönau E, Frassetto L, Remer T. Long term higher urinary calcium excretion within the normal physiologic range predicts impaired bone status of the proximal radius in healthy children with higher potential renal acid load. Bone. 2012 May; 50(5):1026-31.
  19. Frassetto L, Kohlstadt I. Treatment and prevention of kidney stones: an update. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Dec 1; 84(11):1234-42.
  20. Grover A, Frassetto LA, Benet LZ, Chakkera HA. Pharmacokinetic differences corroborate observed low tacrolimus dosage in Native American renal transplant patients. Drug Metab Dispos. 2011 Nov; 39(11):2017-9.

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