For Patients: Dr. Peixoto specializes in the treatment of high blood pressure and kidney disease. He directed the Hypertension Clinic at the West Haven VA Medical Center from 2003 to 2013 when he moved to Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he is the Clinical Chief of Nephrology. He see patients 3 days a week at the Yale Physicians Building, and is accepting new referrals, in particular those related to difficult-to-treat hypertension. As a member of the Yale Nephrology team, he also sees patients admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital with kidney and/or blood pressure problems. For Physicians: Dr. Peixoto is Professor of Medicine, Associate Chair for Ambulatory Quality and Safety (Department of Internal Medicine) and Clinical Chief of Nephrology at the Yale University School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil), he trained in Internal Medicine at UCONN and completed his Nephrology fellowship at Yale. As a clinician, he is primarily interested in resistant and secondary forms of hypertension, and in general consultative nephrology and hypertension. As a teacher, he was the director of the Renal Pathophysiology Module at the Yale School of Medicine for 10 years and has received several teaching awards including the Bohmfalk Teaching Prize in the Basic Sciences and the Francis Gilman Blake Award. As a researcher, he is primarily focused on hypertension in kidney disease, arterial mechanics in kidney disease, and the use of out-of-office BP and telemedicine approaches to the evaluation and management of hypertension. He has been the research mentor to more than 30 medical students, residents and renal fellows, has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in nephrology and hypertension, and is the author of a book on bedside diagnosis. He is an associate editor of Blood Pressure Monitoring and NephSAP in addition to serving on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Nephrology, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology.
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