Vivek Bhalla, MD

Nephrologist - Kidney specialist

Diabetic kidney disease specialist, Pediatric kidney disease specialist

Kidney Clinic (Nephrology)

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Professional Education

Fellowship: UCSF-Graduate Medical Education (2005) CA

Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (2001) CA

Medical Education: University of California San Diego (1998) CA

Fellowship, Univ of California San Francisco, Nephrology (2005)

Residency, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Internal Medicine (2001)

M.D., Univ of California San Diego, Medicine (1998)

B.S., Univ of California Berkeley, Electrical Engineering (1994)

Honors & Awards

Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)

Carl W. Gottschalk Research Grant, American Society of Nephrology (2010-2012)

Shaul G. Massry Young InvestigatorÂ’s Award, National Kidney Foundation (2008)

Teaching Awardee, Halie T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators, UCSF (2007)

Mentored Clinical Scientist Award, NIH/NIDDK (2005)

Fellow, American Society of Nephrology (2003)

Racial/Ethnic differences in the prevalence of proteinuric and nonproteinuric diabetic kidney disease.
Bhalla, V., Zhao, B., Azar, K. Mj., Wang, E. J., Choi, S., & Palaniappan, L. P. (2013). Racial/Ethnic differences in the prevalence of proteinuric and nonproteinuric diabetic kidney disease. Diabetes care, 36(5), 1215-1221.

A Transcriptional Blueprint for Human and Murine Diabetic Kidney Disease
Bhalla, V., Velez, M.-G., & Chertow, G. M. (2013). A Transcriptional Blueprint for Human and Murine Diabetic Kidney Disease. DIABETES, 62(1), 31-33.

Low-Level Lead Exposure and the Prevalence of Gout An Observational Study
Krishnan, E., Lingala, B., & Bhalla, V. (2012). Low-Level Lead Exposure and the Prevalence of Gout An Observational Study. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 157(4), 233-?.

Neural Precursor Cell-expressed Developmentally Down-regulated Protein 4-2 (Nedd4-2) Regulation by 14-3-3 Protein Binding at Canonical Serum and Glucocorticoid Kinase 1 (SGK1) Phosphorylation Sites
Chandran, S., Li, H., Dong, W., Krasinska, K., Adams, C., & Bhalla, V. (2011). Neural Precursor Cell-expressed Developmentally Down-regulated Protein 4-2 (Nedd4-2) Regulation by 14-3-3 Protein Binding at Canonical Serum and Glucocorticoid Kinase 1 (SGK1) Phosphorylation Sites. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 286(43), 37830-37840.

In diabetic nephropathy, high doses of vitamin B decrease glomerular filtration rate and increase risk of the composite outcome of a vascular event or all-cause mortality compared with placebo.
Bhalla, V. (2011). In diabetic nephropathy, high doses of vitamin B decrease glomerular filtration rate and increase risk of the composite outcome of a vascular event or all-cause mortality compared with placebo. Evidence-based medicine, 16(1), 14-15.

Renal sympathetic denervation in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension (The Symplicity HTN-2 Trial): a randomised controlled trial
Esler, M. D., Krum, H., Sobotka, P. A., Schlaich, M. P., Schmieder, R. E., & Massaro, J. M. (2010). Renal sympathetic denervation in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension (The Symplicity HTN-2 Trial): a randomised controlled trial. LANCET, 376(9756), 1903-1909.

Phosphopeptide Screen Uncovers Novel Phosphorylation Sites of Nedd4-2 That Potentiate Its Inhibition of the Epithelial Na+ Channel
Hallows, K. R., Bhalla, V., Oyster, N. M., Wijngaarden, M. A., Lee, J. K., & Pearce, D. (2010). Phosphopeptide Screen Uncovers Novel Phosphorylation Sites of Nedd4-2 That Potentiate Its Inhibition of the Epithelial Na+ Channel. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 285(28), 21671-21678.

Lead poisoning from an Ayurvedic herbal medicine in a patient with chronic kidney disease
Prakash, S., Hernandez, G. T., Dujaili, I., & Bhalla, V. (2009). Lead poisoning from an Ayurvedic herbal medicine in a patient with chronic kidney disease. NATURE REVIEWS NEPHROLOGY, 5(5), 297-300.

Melamine nephrotoxicity: an emerging epidemic in an era of globalization
Bhalla, V., Grimm, P. C., Chertow, G. M., & Pao, A. C. (2009). Melamine nephrotoxicity: an emerging epidemic in an era of globalization. KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL, 75(8), 774-779.

Mechanisms of ENaC regulation and clinical implications
Bhalla, V., & Hallows, K. R. (2008). Mechanisms of ENaC regulation and clinical implications. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY, 19(10), 1845-1854.

NH2 terminus of serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 binds to phosphoinositides and is essential for isoform-specific physiological functions
Pao, A. C., McCormick, J. A., Li, H., Siu, J., Govaerts, C., & Pearce, D. (2007). NH2 terminus of serum and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 binds to phosphoinositides and is essential for isoform-specific physiological functions. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY, 292(6), F1741-F1750.

Disinhibitory pathways for control of sodium transport: regulation of ENaC by SGK1 and GILZ
Bhalla, V., Soundararajan, R., Pao, A. C., Li, H., & Pearce, D. (2006). Disinhibitory pathways for control of sodium transport: regulation of ENaC by SGK1 and GILZ. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY, 291(4), F714-F721.

AMP-activated kinase inhibits the epithelial Na+ channel through functional regulation of the ubiquitin ligase Nedd4-2
Bhalla, V., Oyster, N. M., Fitch, A. C., Wijngaarden, M. A., Neumann, D., & Hallows, K. R. (2006). AMP-activated kinase inhibits the epithelial Na+ channel through functional regulation of the ubiquitin ligase Nedd4-2. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 281(36), 26159-26169.

Serum- and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 regulates ubiquitin ligase neural precursor cell-expressed, developmentally down-regulated protein 4-2 by inducing interaction with 14-3-3
Bhalla, V., Daidie, D., Li, H. Y., Pao, A. C., LaGrange, L. P., & Pearce, D. (2005). Serum- and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 regulates ubiquitin ligase neural precursor cell-expressed, developmentally down-regulated protein 4-2 by inducing interaction with 14-3-3. MOLECULAR ENDOCRINOLOGY, 19(12), 3073-3084.

SGK1: A rapid aldosterone-induced regulator of renal sodium reabsorption
McCormick, J. A., Bhalla, V., Pao, A. C., & Pearce, D. (2005). SGK1: A rapid aldosterone-induced regulator of renal sodium reabsorption. PHYSIOLOGY, 20, 134-139.

Recurrent and de novo diabetic nephropathy in renal allografts
Bhalla, V., Nast, C. C., Stollenwerk, N., Tran, S., Barba, L., & Adler, S. G. (2003). Recurrent and de novo diabetic nephropathy in renal allografts. TRANSPLANTATION, 75(1), 66-71.