Carmen Peralta, MD, MAS


Carmen Peralta is a general nephrologist who treats all aspects of chronic kidney disease at the Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice. She is passionate about early detection and specializes in helping patients manage their kidney disease in the early stages. Peralta also has a particular interest in treating patients with hypertension.

An associate professor at UCSF, Peralta is co-founder and executive director of the Kidney Health Research Collaborative.

Peralta earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed her internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She earned a master’s of advanced study degree at UCSF, where she also completed a nephrology fellowship.

Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and a Harold Amos Faculty Development Program award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which presented her with a Young Leader award in 2012.

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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. Judson GL, Rubinsky AD, Shlipak MG, Katz R, Kramer H, Jacobs DR, Odden MC, Peralta CA. Longitudinal Blood Pressure Changes and Kidney Function Decline in Persons Without Chronic Kidney Disease: Findings From the MESA Study. Am J Hypertens. 2018 Apr 13; 31(5):600-608.
  2. Lora CM, Ricardo AC, Chen J, Cai J, Flessner M, Moncrieft A, Peralta C, Raij L, Rosas SE, Talavera GA, Daviglus ML, Lash JP. Acculturation and chronic kidney disease in the Hispanic community health study/study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Prev Med Rep. 2018 Jun; 10:285-291.
  3. Ku E, Vittinghoff E, Jacobs DR, Lewis CE, Allen NB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Shlipak M, Kramer H, Peralta CA. Changes in Blood Pressure During Young Adulthood and Subsequent Kidney Function Decline: Findings From the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adulthood (CARDIA) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Mar 03.

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