Research activities in the Division of Nephrology truly range from bench to bedside.  Bench research is conducted not only in the laboratories of our own Division but also in collaboration with other laboratories at Stanford University. A major strength of research at Stanford is easy access to collaboration and translational research.  Over the past decade, the Division’s trainees have worked with faculty members from Genetics, Pediatrics, Immunology, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Radiology, Biostatistics, and Chemical Engineering.


Early Delays in Insurance Coverage and Long-term Use of Home-based Peritoneal Dialysis. Medical careLin, E., Chertow, G. M., Bhattacharya, J., Lakdawalla, D.2020; 58 (7): 632–42 PubMedID 32520837

To Kidney or Not to Kidney: Applying Lessons Learned from the Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplant Policy to Simultaneous Heart-Kidney Transplantation. Clinical transplantation, Cheng, X. S., Khush, K. K., Wiseman, A., Teuteberg, J., Tan, J. C.2020. PubMedID 32279361

The weekend effect and workforce in kidney transplantation. Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation Scandling, J. D.2020. PubMedID 32558977

Depression and Anxiety Changes Among Sexual and Gender Minority People Coinciding with Onset of COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of general internal medicine. Flentje, A., Obedin-Maliver, J., Lubensky, M. E., Dastur, Z., Neilands, T., Lunn, M. R.2020. PubMedID 32556877

Physical Performance Testing in Kidney Transplant Candidates at the Top of the Waitlist. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. Cheng, X. S., Myers, J., Han, J., Stedman, M. R., Watford, D. J., Lee, J., Discipulo, K. V., Chan, K. N., Chertow, G. M., Tan, J. C.2020. PubMedID 32512039

Using GIS Mapping to Track Hot Spots of Kidney Disease in California. The New England journal of medicineAnand, S., Staniec, A., Montez-Rath, M., Vlahos, P.2020; 382 (23): 2265–67 PubMedID 32492310

What Solid Organ Transplant Healthcare Providers should know about Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Inhibitors and COVID-19. Clinical transplantationWong, S. Y., Brubaker, A. L., Wang, A. X., Taiwo, A. A., Melcher, M. L.2020: e13991. PubMedID 32446267

Kidney Case Conference Series: How We Manage Hypertension in a Patient with a Recent Stroke. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. Chang, T. I., Bhalla, V.2020 PubMedID 32393466

Sound Science before Quick Judgement Regarding RAS Blockade in COVID-19. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASNSparks, M. A., South, A., Welling, P., Luther, J. M., Cohen, J., Byrd, J. B., Burrell, L. M., Batlle, D., Tomlinson, L., Bhalla, V., Rheault, M. N., Soler, M. J., Swaminathan, S., Hiremath, S.2020 PubMedID 32220930

Development of an affirming and customizable electronic survey of sexual and reproductive health experiences for transgender and gender nonbinary people. PloS oneMoseson, H., Lunn, M. R., Katz, A., Fix, L., Durden, M., Stoeffler, A., Hastings, J., Cudlitz, L., Goldberg, E., Lesser-Lee, B., Letcher, L., Reyes, A., Flentje, A., Capriotti, M. R., Lubensky, M. E., Obedin-Maliver, J.2020; 15 (5): e0232154 PubMedID 32365110

The Influence of Baseline Diastolic Blood Pressure on the Effects of Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering on Cardiovascular Outcomes and All-Cause Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes careIlkun, O. L., Greene, T., Cheung, A. K., Whelton, P. K., Wei, G., Boucher, R. E., Ambrosius, W., Chertow, G. M., Beddhu, S.2020 PubMedID 32366577

Sestrins teach old T cells new tricks. Science immunology. Maltzman, J. S.2020; 5 (47) PubMedID 32358171

Community norms for the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) among transgender men and women. Eating behaviors. Nagata, J. M., Murray, S. B., Compte, E. J., Pak, E. H., Schauer, R., Flentje, A., Capriotti, M. R., Lubensky, M. E., Lunn, M. R., Obedin-Maliver, J.2020; 37: 101381. PubMedID 32416588

Dedicated kidney disease-focused outcome trials with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors: Lessons from CREDENCE and expectations from DAPA-HF, DAPA-CKD, and EMPA-KIDNEY. Diabetes, obesity & metabolismRhee, J. J., Jardine, M. J., Chertow, G. M., Mahaffey, K. W.2020; 22 Suppl 1: 46–54 PubMedID 32267076

Myelin bodies in LMX1B-associated nephropathy: potential for misdiagnosis. Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)Lei, L., Oh, G., Sutherland, S., Abra, G., Higgins, J., Sibley, R., Troxell, M., Kambham, N.2020 PubMedID 32356190

Apixaban versus Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease. CirculationStanifer, J. W., Pokorney, S. D., Chertow, G. M., Hohnloser, S. H., Wojdyla, D. M., Garonzik, S., Byon, W., Hijazi, Z., Lopes, R. D., Alexander, J. H., Wallentin, L., Granger, C. B.2020 PubMedID 32160801

Targeting Vascular Calcification in Chronic Kidney Disease. JACC. Basic to translational scienceNelson, A. J., Raggi, P., Wolf, M., Gold, A. M., Chertow, G. M., Roe, M. T.2020; 5 (4): 398–412 PubMedID 32368697

Effects of etelcalcetide on fibroblast growth factor 23 in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism receiving hemodialysis. Clinical kidney journalWolf, M., Block, G. A., Chertow, G. M., Cooper, K., Fouqueray, B., Moe, S. M., Sun, Y., Tomlin, H., Vervloet, M., Oberbauer, R.2020; 13 (1): 75–84 PubMedID 32082556

Management of Coronary Disease in Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease. The New England journal of medicineBangalore, S., Maron, D. J., O'Brien, S. M., Fleg, J. L., Kretov, E. I., Briguori, C., Kaul, U., Reynolds, H. R., Mazurek, T., Sidhu, M. S., Berger, J. S., Mathew, R. O., Bockeria, O., Broderick, S., Pracon, R., Herzog, C. A., Huang, Z., Stone, G. W., Boden, W. E., Newman, J. D., Ali, Z. A., Mark, D. B., Spertus, J. A., Alexander, K. P., Chaitman, B. R., Chertow, G. M., Hochman, J. S. 2020. PubMedID 32227756

Health Status after Invasive or Conservative Care in Coronary and Advanced Kidney Disease. The New England journal of medicineSpertus, J. A., Jones, P. G., Maron, D. J., Mark, D. B., O'Brien, S. M., Fleg, J. L., Reynolds, H. R., Stone, G. W., Sidhu, M. S., Chaitman, B. R., Chertow, G. M., Hochman, J. S., Bangalore, S.2020. PubMedID 32227754

Innovation in hemodialysis: Using the Biodesign process to identify unmet needs. The journal of vascular access. Augustin, D. A., Chertow, G. M., Azagury, D. E.2020: 1129729820913692 PubMedID 32306842

Urinary Stone Disease in Pregnancy: Current Management Practices in a Large National Cohort. Urology. Spradling, K., Sohlberg, E. M., Li, S., Zhang, C. A., Brubaker, W. D., Dallas, K., Pao, A. C., Liao, J., Leppert, J. T., Elliott, C. S., Chung, B. I., Min, G. E., Conti, S. L.2020. PubMedID 32311447

Screening gender minority people for harmful alcohol use. PloS oneFlentje, A., Barger, B. T., Capriotti, M. R., Lubensky, M. E., Tierney, M., Obedin-Maliver, J., Lunn, M. R.2020; 15 (4): e0231022. PubMedID 32255781

Differential effects of phosphate binders on vitamin D metabolism in chronic kidney disease. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. Ginsberg, C., Zelnick, L. R., Block, G. A., Chertow, G. M., Chonchol, M., Hoofnagle, A., Kestenbaum, B., de Boer, I. H.2020. PubMedID 32160298

Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 and a Vegetarian Diet. Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation. Anand, S., Jagannathan, R., Gupta, R., Mohan, S., Prabhakaran, D., Wolf, M.2020 PubMedID 32247648

AKI-A Relevant Safety End Point? American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney FoundationMcCoy, I. E., Chertow, G. M.2020 PubMedID 32037098

An overview of frailty in kidney transplantation: measurement, management and future considerations. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. Harhay, M. N., Rao, M. K., Woodside, K. J., Johansen, K. L., Lentine, K. L., Tullius, S. G., Parsons, R. F., Alhamad, T., Berger, J., Cheng, X. S., Lappin, J., Lynch, R., Parajuli, S., Tan, J. C., Segev, D. L., Kaplan, B., Kobashigawa, J., Dadhania, D. M., McAdams-DeMarco, M. A. 2020 PubMedID 32191296

Ensuring Gender-Affirming Care in Nephrology: Improving Care for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Individuals. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASNMohottige, D., Lunn, M. R.2020. PubMedID 32139362

The Urine Albumin-Creatinine Ratio and Kidney Function after Nephrectomy. The Journal of urologySun, A. J., Thomas, I., Velaer, K. N., Ganesan, C., Song, S., Pao, A. C., Wagner, T. H., Brooks, J. D., Chertow, G. M., Leppert, J. T.2020: 101097JU0000000000001005 PubMedID 32125227

Screening Rates for Primary Aldosteronism in Resistant Hypertension: A Cohort Study. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)Jaffe, G., Gray, Z., Krishnan, G., Stedman, M., Zheng, Y., Han, J., Chertow, G. M., Leppert, J. T., Bhalla, V.2020: HYPERTENSIONAHA11914359 PubMedID 32008436

The ongoing search for a robust clinical prediction model of ICU AKI CLINICAL NEPHROLOGYMcCoy, I. E., Chertow, G. M.2020; 93 (3): 160–62 PubMedID 31933475

Urinary Albumin, Sodium, and Potassium and Cardiovascular Outcomes in the UK Biobank: Observational and Mendelian Randomization Analyses. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)Zanetti, D., Bergman, H., Burgess, S., Assimes, T. L., Bhalla, V., Ingelsson, E.2020: HYPERTENSIONAHA11914028 PubMedID 32008434

Challenges in the provision of kidney care at the largest public nephrology center in Guatemala: a qualitative study with health professionals. BMC nephrology. Flood, D., Wilcox, K., Ferro, A. A., Mendoza Montano, C., Barnoya, J., Garcia, P., Lou-Meda, R., Rohloff, P., Chary, A.2020; 21 (1): 71 PubMedID 32111173

Facing the Vexing Problem of Recurrent FSGS after Kidney Transplantation. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. Lafayette, R. A.2020. PubMedID 31995516

Characterization of substance use among underrepresented sexual and gender minority participants in The Population Research in Identity and Disparities for Equality (PRIDE) Study. Substance abuseBarger, B. T., Obedin-Maliver, J., Capriotti, M. R., Lunn, M. R., Flentje, A.2020: 1–12 PubMedID 32032500

Rationale and protocol of the Dapagliflozin And Prevention of Adverse outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease (DAPA-CKD) randomized controlled trial. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal AssociationHeerspink, H. J., Stefansson, B. V., Chertow, G. M., Correa-Rotter, R., Greene, T., Hou, F. F., Lindberg, M., McMurray, J., Rossing, P., Toto, R., Langkilde, A. M., Wheeler, D. C.2020; 35 (2): 274–82. PubMedID 32030417

Potassium Intake in India: Opportunity for Mitigating Risks of High-Sodium Diets. American journal of preventive medicine. Anand, S., Shivashankar, R., Kondal, D., Garg, V., Khandelwal, S., Gupta, R., Krishnan, A., Amarchand, R., Poulter, N., Reddy, K. S., Prabhakaran, D., Mohan, S.2020; 58 (2): 302–12 PubMedID 31959324

Mixed chimerism and acceptance of kidney transplants after immunosuppressive drug withdrawal. Science translational medicine. Busque, S., Scandling, J. D., Lowsky, R., Shizuru, J., Jensen, K., Waters, J., Wu, H. H., Sheehan, K., Shori, A., Choi, O., Pham, T., Fernandez Vina, M. A., Hoppe, R., Tamaresis, J., Lavori, P., Engleman, E. G., Meyer, E., Strober, S.2020; 12 (528). PubMedID 31996467

Prevention and management of CVD in LMICs: why do ethnicity, culture, and context matter? BMC medicine. Anand, S., Bradshaw, C., Prabhakaran, D.2020; 18 (1): 7 PubMedID 31973762

Public policy and programs - Missing links in growing home dialysis in the United States. Seminars in dialysis. Abra, G., Schiller, B.2020 PubMedID 31943408