Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Department of Medicine

Falkner, Bonita

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Bonita Falkner, MD

Contact Dr. Falkner

833 Chestnut Street
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6550
(215) 955-5034 fax fax

Medical School

University of Minnesota - 1967


Philadelphia General Hospital


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Board Certification

Pediatric Nephrology

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Research Interests

Research interests include the genetic basis of essential hypertension, insulin resistance and obesity


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Right analysis-wrong conclusion: Obese youth with higher BP are at risk for target organ damage
  2. Recent clinical and translational advances in pediatric hypertension
  3. Adolescent and adult African Americans have similar metabolic dyslipidemia
  4. Is there a bend in the upward trend of high blood pressure in childhood? A commentary on prevalence of and trends in dyslipidemia and blood pressure among US children and adolescents, 1999-2012
  5. Associations of cardiac structure with obesity, blood pressure, inflammation, and insulin resistance in african-american adolescents
  6. Response to "U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation and Pediatric Hypertension Screening: Dereliction of Duty or Call to Arms?"
  7. Understanding the power of perinatal events and metabolic status in childhood
  8. Fibroblast growth factor-23 in obese, normotensive adolescents is associated with adverse cardiac structure
  9. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and obesity-associated hypertension in the racial ethnic minorities of the United States
  10. Obesity associated inflammation in African American adolescents and adults
  11. A double-blind randomized trial of fish oil to lower triglycerides and improve cardiometabolic risk in adolescents
  12. Response to hypertension and children: Should we be aware?
  13. Effects of a web-based patient activation intervention to overcome clinical inertia on blood pressure control: Cluster randomized controlled trial
  14. What childhood blood pressure studies reveal about genetics and environment
  15. Childhood blood pressure trends and risk factors for high blood pressure: The NHANES experience 1988-2008
  16. Non-invasive assessment of microvascular and endothelial function.
  17. The adipose tissue production of adiponectin is increased in end-stage renal disease
  18. A Genome-Wide Methylation Study on Essential Hypertension in Young African American Males
  19. High risk blood pressure and obesity increase the risk for left ventricular hypertrophy in african-american adolescents
  20. Progression of prehypertension to hypertension in adolescents