Alka Kanaya, MD

Internist

This provider is on sabbatical from July 2017 to July 2018. She will not see patients during this time.

Clinics

General Internal Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
New Patient Appointments:
(844) 727-8273 (PCP-UCSF)
Office: (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.

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Professor

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. Chiang JM, Stanczyk FZ, Kanaya AM. Vitamin D Levels, Body Composition, and Metabolic Factors in Asian Indians: Results from the Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America Pilot Study. Ann Nutr Metab. 2018 Mar 08; 72(3):223-230.
  2. Kanaya AM. India's Call to Action-Prioritize Chronic Cardiovascular Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Mar 01; 178(3):373-374.
  3. Baker JF, Newman AB, Kanaya A, Leonard MB, Zemel B, Miljkovic I, Long J, Weber D, Harris TB. The Adiponectin Paradox in the Elderly: Associations with Body Composition, Physical Functioning, and Mortality. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2018 Feb 09.
  4. Kandula NR, Cooper AJ, Schneider JA, Fujimoto K, Kanaya AM, Van Horn L, deKoning L, Siddique J. Personal social networks and organizational affiliation of South Asians in the United States. BMC Public Health. 2018 02 05; 18(1):218.
  5. Bharmal NH, McCarthy WJ, Gadgil MD, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM. The Association of Religious Affiliation with Overweight/Obesity Among South Asians: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study. J Relig Health. 2018 Feb; 57(1):33-46.
  6. Mehta A, Patel J, Al Rifai M, Ayers CR, Neeland IJ, Kanaya AM, Kandula N, Blaha MJ, Nasir K, Blumenthal RS, Joshi PH. Inflammation and coronary artery calcification in South Asians: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study. Atherosclerosis. 2018 Mar; 270:49-56.
  7. Mongraw-Chaffin M, Gujral UP, Kanaya AM, Kandula NR, Carr JJ, Anderson CAM. Relation of Ectopic Fat with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk Score in South Asians Living in the United States (from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America [MASALA] Study). Am J Cardiol. 2018 Feb 01; 121(3):315-321.
  8. Nadimpalli S, Keita A, Wang J, Kanaya A, Kandula N, Gans KM, Talegawkar S. Are Experiences of Discrimination Related to Poorer Dietary Intakes Among South Asians in the MASALA Study? J Nutr Educ Behav. 2017 Nov - Dec; 49(10):872-876.e1.
  9. Forman DE, Santanasto AJ, Boudreau R, Harris T, Kanaya AM, Satterfield S, Simonsick EM, Butler J, Kizer JR, Newman AB. Impact of Incident Heart Failure on Body Composition Over Time in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study Population. Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Sep; 10(9).
  10. Patel J, Al Rifai M, Cainzos-Achirica M, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM, Khera A, Blumenthal RS, Nasir K, Blaha MJ, Joshi PH. Family History of CHD Is Associated With Severe CAC in South Asians: Comparing the MASALA and MESA Studies. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Aug; 10(8):958-960.
  11. Needham BL, Mukherjee B, Bagchi P, Kim C, Mukherjea A, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM. Acculturation Strategies and Symptoms of Depression: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Jul 26.
  12. Kandula N, Ahmed M, Dodani S, Gupta L, Hore P, Kanaya A, Khowaja A, Mathur A, Mehta D, Misra R, Paracha M, Bharmal N, Aghhi M, Leng J, Gany F. Cardiovascular Disease & Cancer Risk Among South Asians: Impact of Sociocultural Influences on Lifestyle and Behavior. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 May 10.
  13. Gujral UP, Vittinghoff E, Mongraw-Chaffin M, Vaidya D, Kandula NR, Allison M, Carr J, Liu K, Narayan KMV, Kanaya AM. Cardiometabolic Abnormalities Among Normal-Weight Persons From Five Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Two Cohort Studies. Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 02; 166(9):628-636.
  14. Needham BL, Mukherjee B, Bagchi P, Kim C, Mukherjea A, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM. Acculturation Strategies Among South Asian Immigrants: The Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 04; 19(2):373-380.
  15. Shea MK, Booth SL, Weiner DE, Brinkley TE, Kanaya AM, Murphy RA, Simonsick EM, Wassel CL, Vermeer C, Kritchevsky SB. Circulating Vitamin K Is Inversely Associated with Incident Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Those Treated for Hypertension in the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study (Health ABC). J Nutr. 2017 05; 147(5):888-895.
  16. Gadgil MD, Oza-Frank R, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM. Type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes mellitus in South Asian women in the United States. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2017 Jul; 33(5).
  17. Anand S, Kondal D, Montez-Rath M, Zheng Y, Shivashankar R, Singh K, Gupta P, Gupta R, Ajay VS, Mohan V, Pradeepa R, Tandon N, Ali MK, Narayan KM, Chertow GM, Kandula N, Prabhakaran D, Kanaya AM. Prevalence of chronic kidney disease and risk factors for its progression: A cross-sectional comparison of Indians living in Indian versus U.S. cities. PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0173554.
  18. Talegawkar SA, Jin Y, Kandula NR, Kanaya AM. Cardiovascular health metrics among South Asian adults in the United States: Prevalence and associations with subclinical atherosclerosis. Prev Med. 2017 Mar; 96:79-84.
  19. Nadimpalli SB, Dulin-Keita A, Salas C, Kanaya AM, Kandula NR. Associations Between Discrimination and Cardiovascular Health Among Asian Indians in the United States. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 12; 18(6):1284-1291.
  20. Lagisetty PA, Wen M, Choi H, Heisler M, Kanaya AM, Kandula NR. Neighborhood Social Cohesion and Prevalence of Hypertension and Diabetes in a South Asian Population. J Immigr Minor Health. 2016 12; 18(6):1309-1316.

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