Carmen Peralta, MD
|Title||Assistant Professor in Residence|
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||Core Campus, HSE|
San Francisco CA 94143
|American Association of Medical Colleges||2010||Herbert Nickens Faculty Fellowship|
|UCSF||2009||Irene Perstein Award|
|American Kidney Fund||2007||Clinical Scientist in Nephrology|
College: Rice University, BA
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Other Graduate Training: University of California, San Francisco, MAS
Internal Medicine Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Nephrology Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Peralta is Assistant Professor in Residence based at UCSF Moffit-Long and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Her research activities focus on three major areas: (1) Translational approaches to understanding mechanisms for racial/ethnic disparities in kidney disease; (2) Hypertension, arterial stiffness and kidney disease; and (3) Novel biomarkers for detection, classification and risk stratification for early kidney disease in diverse populations.
Dr. Peralta has established translational collaborations with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators in nephrology, general internal medicine, epidemiology, and human genetics both at UCSF and around the country. She is an active member of the renal working groups in several major ongoing cohort studies that include The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) and the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Dr. Peralta is also a member of the national steering committee for research of the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) from the National Kidney Foundation.
Dr. Peralta's work is funded by a K23 Award from the National Insitutes of Health (NIDDK) and a Harold Amos Faculty Development Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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