The Division of Kidney Disease & Hypertension is pleased to announce the establishment of The Center for Hypertension at The GW Medical Faculty Associates. This multidisciplinary clinic will be led by Shailendra Sharma, MD and Dominic Raj, MD and in collaboration with experts in heart disease, sleep medicine, endocrinology, interventional radiology, surgical endocrinology, and endovascular surgery.
The division participates in Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study and number of other clinical and clinical translational studies. The research team in the division is examining the mechanism of salt sensitivity and role of dopamine receptors in mediating high blood pressure.
These are some statistics about hypertension:
The division has a long tradition of serving as a tertiary referral clinic for the management of uncontrolled blood pressure. The center offers the following services:
In addition to offering state-of-the art care and therapies for patients with hypertensive diseases, the center offers patients opportunities to participate in novel therapies as part of the ongoing clinical research projects in the division. Funded by the National Institute of Health, the division is examining the mechanism and genetic basis for hypertension, salt sensitivity and vascular damage. We are exploring methods to personalize blood pressure control for patients.
The team of experts in the center for hypertension are trained to identify and treat secondary causes of hypertension such as
The center personalizes treatment by
The collaborative center is specifically equipped to
Dr. Sharma MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension. He is a Board Certified Clinical Hypertension Specialist. He received his medical degree from Tribhuvan University, completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Medical Residency at the Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He went on to complete a combined Clinical Nephrology and Research Fellowship at the University of Colorado. He is an investigator in several NIH sponsored ongoing clinical trials at the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension.
For an appointment in The Center for Hypertension: