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The Stanford Hypertension Center welcomes Dr. Jonathan Nizar to the team. Dr. Nizar completed his training in clinical and basic science Nephrology here at Stanford and recently received a prestigious NIH/NIDDK Mentored Clinical Scientist Award to continue his research on mechanisms of hypertension in the metabolic syndrome. His clinical interests include resistant hypertension and fluid & electrolyte disorders.

Meet Dr. Jonathan Nizar

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials that may be looking for additional candidates:

  • Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP)
  • Stem cell-derived Endothelial Cell Function Studies
  • Renal denervation - SPYRAL-ON
  • Renal denervation - SPYRAL-OFF


Learn more about these trials

Recent Publications from Members of the Stanford Hypertension Center

  1. Nizar JM, Bhalla V, "Molecular Mechanisms of Sodium-Sensitive Hypertension in the Metabolic Syndrome", Curr Hypertens Rep. 2017 Aug;19(8):60. PMID: 28676941
  2. Chang TI, Reboussin DM, Chertow GM, Cheung AK, Cushman WC, Kostis WJ, Parati G, Raj D, Riessen E, Shapiro B, Sterqiou GS, Townsend RR, Tsioufis K, Whelton PK, Whittle J, Wright JT, Papademetriou V, SPRINT Research Group, "Visit-to-Visit Office Blood Pressure Variability and Cardiovascular Outcomes in SPRING (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial)." Hypertension. 2017 Jul 31. PMID: 28760939
  3. Cheung AK, Rahman M, Reboussin DM, Craven TE, Greene T, Kimmel PL, Cushman WC, Hawfield AT, Johnson KC, Lewis CE, Oparil S, Rocco MV, Sink KM, Whelton PK, Wright JT Jr, Basile J, Beddhu S, Bhatt U, Chang TI, Chertow GM, Chonchol M, Fredman BI, Haley W, Ix JH, Katz LA, Killeen AA, Papademetriou V, Ricardo AC, Servilla K, Wall B, Wolfgram D, Yee J, SPRINT Resarch Group, "Effects of Intensive BP Control in CKD", J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Jun 22. PMID: 28642330
  4. Nizar JM, Bhalla V, Shepard BD, Vo VT, "Renal tubule insulin receptor modestly promotes elevated blood pressure and markedly stimulates glucose reabsorption." JCI Insight 2018 Aug 23;3(16). PMID: 30135311

Complete list of hypertension-related publications from members of the Stanford Hypertension Center - Read more.

Upcoming Hypertension Center Conference

Date: November 26, 2018 (Monday)

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Location: LKSC 208

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Lifestyle Education Workshop

For infomation on future education workshops, please contact:

Rebecca Boyle, PA-C


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