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. Macrophage and adipocyte interaction as a source of inflammation in kidney disease
  2. The USPSTF call to inaction on blood pressure screening in children and adolescents
  3. Blood pressure unknowns of sickle cell disease in children
  4. Maternal and gestational influences on childhood blood pressure
  5. What about Stage 1 Hypertension in Young Adults?
  6. Subclinical Systolic and Diastolic Dysfunction Is Evident in Youth with Elevated Blood Pressure
  7. Primordial prevention of high blood pressure in childhood an opportunity not to be missed
  8. Association of blood pressure level with left ventricular mass in adolescents: SHIP AHOY
  9. Effects of the 2017 clinical practice guidelines on hypertension in children and adolescents: A commentary
  10. Too Much Sugar Is Not Good for the Fetus
  11. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring tolerability and blood pressure status in adolescents: The SHIP AHOY study
  12. Cardiac output versus total peripheral resistance a wrinkle in time
  13. Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of high blood pressure in children and adolescents
  14. Ambulatory hypertension in a pediatric cohort of sickle cell disease
  15. The Childhood Role in Development of Primary Hypertension
  16. Neurocognitive Function in Children with Primary Hypertension after Initiation of Antihypertensive Therapy
  17. The enigma of blood pressure measurement in children with CKD
  18. Development of blood pressure norms and definition of hypertension in children
  19. Changes in the 2017 Pediatric Hypertension Clinical Guidelines
  20. Insulin resistance and other mechanisms of obesity hypertension
  21. Insulin resistance as a determinant of cardiovascular reactivity
  22. Prediction of ambulatory hypertension based on clinic blood pressure percentile in adolescents the Ship AHOY study
  23. Ship-ahoy (study of high blood pressure in pediatrics: Adult hypertension onset in youth) rationale, design, and methods
  24. Monitoring and management of hypertension with obesity in adolescents
  25. Clinical practice guideline for screening and management of high blood pressure in children and adolescents