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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. 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
  2. Recent clinical and translational advances in pediatric hypertension
  3. Adolescent and adult African Americans have similar metabolic dyslipidemia
  4. Associations of cardiac structure with obesity, blood pressure, inflammation, and insulin resistance in african-american adolescents
  5. Response to "U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation and Pediatric Hypertension Screening: Dereliction of Duty or Call to Arms?"
  6. Understanding the power of perinatal events and metabolic status in childhood
  7. Fibroblast growth factor-23 in obese, normotensive adolescents is associated with adverse cardiac structure
  8. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and obesity-associated hypertension in the racial ethnic minorities of the United States
  9. Obesity associated inflammation in African American adolescents and adults
  10. Response to hypertension and children: Should we be aware?
  11. Effects of a web-based patient activation intervention to overcome clinical inertia on blood pressure control: Cluster randomized controlled trial
  12. What childhood blood pressure studies reveal about genetics and environment
  13. Childhood blood pressure trends and risk factors for high blood pressure: The NHANES experience 1988-2008 2435
  14. Non-invasive assessment of microvascular and endothelial function.
  15. The adipose tissue production of adiponectin is increased in end-stage renal disease
  16. A Genome-Wide Methylation Study on Essential Hypertension in Young African American Males
  17. High risk blood pressure and obesity increase the risk for left ventricular hypertrophy in african-american adolescents
  18. Progression of prehypertension to hypertension in adolescents
  19. Can Pediatric Hypertension be Prevented?
  20. Management of Hypertension in Children and Adolescents