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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.

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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. 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.
  2. Gujral UP, Narayan KM, Kahn SE, Kanaya AM. The relative associations of ß-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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Coutinho T, Goel K, Corrêa de Sá 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Karter AJ, Schillinger D, Adams AS, Moffet HH, Liu J, Adler NE, Kanaya AM. Elevated rates of diabetes in Pacific Islanders and Asian subgroups: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). Diabetes Care. 2013 Mar; 36(3):574-9.
  13. Qi Q, Menzaghi C, Smith S, Liang L, de Rekeneire N, Garcia ME, Lohman KK, Miljkovic I, Strotmeyer ES, Cummings SR, Kanaya AM, Tylavsky FA, Satterfield S, Ding J, Rimm EB, Trischitta V, Hu FB, Liu Y, Qi L. Genome-wide association analysis identifies TYW3/CRYZ and NDST4 loci associated with circulating resistin levels. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Nov 1; 21(21):4774-80.
  14. Kanaya AM, Santoyo-Olsson J, Gregorich S, Grossman M, Moore T, Stewart AL. The Live Well, Be Well study: a community-based, translational lifestyle program to lower diabetes risk factors in ethnic minority and lower-socioeconomic status adults. Am J Public Health. 2012 Aug; 102(8):1551-8.
  15. Waring AC, Rodondi N, Harrison S, Kanaya AM, Simonsick EM, Miljkovic I, Satterfield S, Newman AB, Bauer DC. Thyroid function and prevalent and incident metabolic syndrome in older adults: the Health, Ageing and Body Composition Study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2012 Jun; 76(6):911-8.
  16. Hsu WC, Boyko EJ, Fujimoto WY, Kanaya A, Karmally W, Karter A, King GL, Look M, Maskarinec G, Misra R, Tavake-Pasi F, Arakaki R. Pathophysiologic differences among Asians, native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders and treatment implications. Diabetes Care. 2012 May; 35(5):1189-98.
  17. Dastani Z, Hivert MF, Timpson N, Perry JR, Yuan X, Scott RA, Henneman P, Heid IM, Kizer JR, Lyytikäinen LP, Fuchsberger C, Tanaka T, Morris AP, Small K, Isaacs A, Beekman M, Coassin S, Lohman K, Qi L, Kanoni S, Pankow JS, Uh HW, Wu Y, Bidulescu A, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Greenwood CM, Ladouceur M, Grimsby J, Manning AK, Liu CT, Kooner J, Mooser VE, Vollenweider P, Kapur KA, Chambers J, Wareham NJ, Langenberg C, Frants R, Willems-Vandijk K, Oostra BA, Willems SM, Lamina C, Winkler TW, Psaty BM, Tracy RP, Brody J, Chen I, Viikari J, Kähönen M, Pramstaller PP, Evans DM, St Pourcain B, Sattar N, Wood AR, Bandinelli S, Carlson OD, Egan JM, Böhringer S, van Heemst D, Kedenko L, Kristiansson K, Nuotio ML, Loo BM, Harris T, Garcia M, Kanaya A, Haun M, Klopp N, Wichmann HE, Deloukas P, Katsareli E, Couper DJ, Duncan BB, Kloppenburg M, Adair LS, Borja JB. Novel loci for adiponectin levels and their influence on type 2 diabetes and metabolic traits: a multi-ethnic meta-analysis of 45,891 individuals. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(3):e1002607.
  18. Agarwal S, Jacobs DR, Vaidya D, Sibley CT, Jorgensen NW, Rotter JI, Chen YD, Liu Y, Andrews JS, Kritchevsky S, Goodpaster B, Kanaya A, Newman AB, Simonsick EM, Herrington DM. Metabolic Syndrome Derived from Principal Component Analysis and Incident Cardiovascular Events: The Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC). Cardiol Res Pract. 2012; 2012:919425.
  19. Kanaya AM. ACP Journal Club. In-person or remote behavioral interventions for obesity were better than a self-directed approach. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Mar 20; 156(6):JC3-10, JC3-11.
  20. Kanaya AM. ACP Journal Club. Enhanced brief lifestyle counseling for obesity was better than usual care for weight loss at 2 years. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Mar 20; 156(6):JC3-11, JC3-10.

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