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. Does Potassium Deficiency Contribute to Hypertension in Children and Adolescents?
  2. Fibroblast growth factor-23 is independently associated with cardiac mass in African-American adolescent males
  3. Neurocognitive Function in Children with Primary Hypertension
  4. Association of inflammation prior to kidney transplantation with post-transplant diabetes mellitus
  5. Is the SPRINT blood pressure treatment target of 120/80 mm Hg relevant for children?
  6. Cardiometabolic risks related to obesity severity in children and adolescents: A commentary
  7. 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
  8. Treatment-induced changes in plasma adiponectin do not reduce urinary albumin excretion in the diabetes prevention program cohort
  9. Adolescent and adult African Americans have similar metabolic dyslipidemia
  10. Recent clinical and translational advances in pediatric hypertension
  11. Right analysis-wrong conclusion: Obese youth with higher BP are at risk for target organ damage
  12. Adiponectin receptor and adiponectin signaling in human tissue among patients with end-stage renal disease
  13. Associations of cardiac structure with obesity, blood pressure, inflammation, and insulin resistance in african-american adolescents
  14. Response to "U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation and Pediatric Hypertension Screening: Dereliction of Duty or Call to Arms?"
  15. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and obesity-associated hypertension in the racial ethnic minorities of the United States
  16. Understanding the power of perinatal events and metabolic status in childhood
  17. Obesity associated inflammation in African American adolescents and adults
  18. Fibroblast growth factor-23 in obese, normotensive adolescents is associated with adverse cardiac structure
  19. A double-blind randomized trial of fish oil to lower triglycerides and improve cardiometabolic risk in adolescents
  20. Response to hypertension and children: Should we be aware?