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