Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

3-31-2011: Medicine Grand Rounds

Angiotensin Receptors, the Kidney and Hypertension

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, March 31, 2011

8:00 am
Forchheimer 1st Floor Lecture Hall, Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherhasky Auditorium, Montefiore


Thomas Coffman, MD
Thomas Coffman, MD

Thomas Coffman, MD
James R. Clapp Professor of Medicine; Chief of the Division of Nephrology
Senior Vice-Chair in the Department of Medicine
Director, Duke Cardiovascular Research Center
Duke University Medical Center
Director, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Program
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore

Dr. Thomas Coffman’s research interests include the renin-angiotensin and prostanoid systems and their role in regulating blood pressure, kidney function, and renal inflammation. He is a member of the NIH-funded Animal Models of Diabetes Complications Consortium. His laboratory work is supported by grants from the NIH, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and the Edna and Fred L. Mandel Center for Hypertension and Atherosclerosis Research.

A national leader in the field of nephrology, Dr. Coffman is Past-President of the American Society of Nephrology. He is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and served on the Nephrology Subspecialty Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). He serves on a number of editorial boards including Physiological Reviews and Cell Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the Councils for High Blood Pressure Research and the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease of the American Heart Association, and serves on the Leadership Committee for the AHA Council for High Blood Pressure Research.

Dr. Coffman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his M.D. from the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He undertook his internal medicine and nephrology training at Duke.   


After attending this activity, participants will understand:

  1. The role of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in hypertension and end-organ damage
  2. The role of the kidney in control of blood pressure
  3. Mechanisms of action of RAS antagonists in hypertension


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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