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    Vanessa Grubbs, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 100
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-206-5649

       Biography 
       Awards and Honors
      Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2012 - 2016Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
      NIH-NIDDK2012 - 2017K23 Career Development Award

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      EDUCATION

      College: Duke University, BA
      Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, MD
      Internal Medicine Residency: Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA
      Nephrology Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
      Other graduate training: University of California, Berkeley, MPH

      INTERESTS

      Dr. Grubbs is an Assistant Adjunct Professor based at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). Her primary research focus is to explore the independent effect of periodontal disease on kidney function decline and the extent to which treatment of periodontal disease can slow progression of clinically evident kidney disease.

      A strong clinical and secondary research interest for Dr. Grubbs is the management of patients with advanced and end-stage kidney disease, specifically in the areas of vascular access and conservative and palliative care. She is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology Dialysis Advisory Group and the SFGH Ethics Committee.

      Finally, Dr. Grubbs is a creative non-fiction writer. In her role as the Capstone Course Director for senior medical students in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US), she leads "Writing for Change," a three-session workshop series which teaches students how to connect their medical experiences with larger advocacy issues.

      Dr. Grubbs' work is funded by career development awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK-K23) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award).


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      1. Grubbs V. Undocumented immigrants and kidney transplant: costs and controversy. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Feb; 33(2):332-5.
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      2. Crews DC, Kuczmarski MF, Grubbs V, Hedgeman E, Shahinian VB, Evans MK, Zonderman AB, Burrows NR, Williams DE, Saran R, Powe NR. Effect of food insecurity on chronic kidney disease in lower-income americans. Am J Nephrol. 2014; 39(1):27-35.
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      3. Grubbs V, Lin F, Vittinghoff E, Shlipak MG, Peralta CA, Bansal N, Jacobs DR, Siscovick DS, Lewis CE, Bibbins-Domingo K. Body Mass Index and Early Kidney Function Decline in Young Adults: A Longitudinal Analysis of the CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Apr; 63(4):590-7.
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      4. Grubbs V, Wasse H, Vittinghoff E, Grimes BA, Johansen KL. Health status as a potential mediator of the association between hemodialysis vascular access and mortality. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Apr; 29(4):892-8.
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      5. Bansal N, Vittinghoff E, Peralta CA, Shlipak MG, Grubbs V, Jacobs DR, Siscovick D, Steffes M, Carr JJ, Bibbins-Domingo K. Estimated kidney function based on serum cystatin C and risk of subsequent coronary artery calcium in young and middle-aged adults with preserved kidney function: results from the CARDIA study. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Aug 1; 178(3):410-7.
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      6. Grubbs V, Plantinga LC, Tuot DS, Hedgeman E, Saran R, Saydah S, Rolka D, Powe NR. Americans' use of dietary supplements that are potentially harmful in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 May; 61(5):739-47.
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      7. Plantinga LC, Tuot DS, Grubbs V, Hsu CY, Powe NR. Chronic kidney disease identification in a high-risk urban population: does automated eGFR reporting make a difference? J Urban Health. 2012 Dec; 89(6):965-76.
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      8. Grubbs V, Plantinga LC, Vittinghoff E, O'Hare AM, Dudley RA. Medicare immunosuppressant coverage and access to kidney transplantation: a retrospective national cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012; 12:254.
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      9. Grubbs V, Plantinga LC, Tuot DS, Powe NR. Chronic kidney disease and use of dental services in a United States public healthcare system: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Nephrol. 2012; 13:16.
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      10. Plantinga L, Grubbs V, Sarkar U, Hsu CY, Hedgeman E, Robinson B, Saran R, Geiss L, Burrows NR, Eberhardt M, Powe N. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use among persons with chronic kidney disease in the United States. Ann Fam Med. 2011 Sep-Oct; 9(5):423-30.
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      11. Grubbs V, Plantinga LC, Crews DC, Bibbins-Domingo K, Saran R, Heung M, Patel PR, Burrows NR, Ernst KL, Powe NR. Vulnerable populations and the association between periodontal and chronic kidney disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Apr; 6(4):711-7.
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      12. Grubbs V, Gregorich SE, Perez-Stable EJ, Hsu CY. Health literacy and access to kidney transplantation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Jan; 4(1):195-200.
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      13. Grubbs V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Fernandez A, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Acute myocardial infarction length of stay and hospital mortality are not associated with language preference. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Feb; 23(2):190-4.
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      14. Grubbs V. Good for harvest, bad for planting. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Jan-Feb; 26(1):232-7.
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      15. Grubbs V, Chen AH, Bindman AB, Vittinghoff E, Fernandez A. Effect of awareness of language law on language access in the health care setting. J Gen Intern Med. 2006 Jul; 21(7):683-8.
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