News & Events


Dr. Vivek Bhalla was featured in an article about CMS Expands Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Coverage  Read more

Hypertension Center is featured in the 2019 Department of Medicine Annual Report! Read more

Dr. Tara Chang recently participated in the KDIGO Conference on Blood Pressure in Hemodialysis Patients. Read more

Dr. Vivek Bhalla was featured in an article about the valsartan recall in the San Jose Mercury News Read more

Dr. Jonathan Nizar took a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Iowa School of Medicine where he will initiate a research program on the role of renal nerves in hypertension.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials that may be looking for additional candidates:

  • Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy (CHAP)
  • Controlling and lowering blood pressure with MOBIUSHD (CALM 2)
  • Renal denervation - SPYRAL-ON
  • Renal denervation - SPYRAL-OFF
  • Stem cell-derived Endothelial Cell Function Studies



Learn more about these trials

Recent Publications from Members of the Stanford Hypertension Center

  1. 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
  2. Nizar JM, Bhalla V, "Molecular Mechanisms of Sodium-Sensitive Hypertension in the Metabolic Syndrome", Curr Hypertens Rep. 2017 Aug;19(8):60. PMID: 28676941
  3. 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
  4. 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

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

Upcoming Hypertension Center Conference


Date: Monday  November 25, 2019   

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


In The News

Department of Medicine 2019 Annual Report

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Article:  Insulin resistance affects the kidneys, Stanford study finds

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Valsartan recall: Tainted blood pressure drugs alarms some consumers

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