Nephrology

Crystal A. Gadegbeku, MD, FAHA, FACP, FASN

Chief, Section of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation, Temple University Hospital
Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Vice Chair, Community Outreach, Department of Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Associate Professor, Center for Asian Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hypertension in chronic kidney disease
  • Pregnancy in chronic kidney disease
  • Assessment of renal function
Research Interests
  • Clinical investigation of defects in vascular biology associated with hypertension and accelerated vascular disease in patients with kidney disease. Currently, studies explore the role of vascular nitric oxide in regulating alpha-adrenergic vasoreactivity and the impact of nitric oxide system defects (associated with kidney disease) on adrenergic vascular responsiveness.
  • Translational investigation of kidney disease and kidney disease progression
  • Investigation on recruitment and retention of diverse populations into cardiovascular/renal clinical research
Education
  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
Training
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
Memberships
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Heart Association
  • International Society of Hypertension in Blacks

Publications