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Joseph Vassalotti

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  • Nephrology


  • MD, S.U.N.Y., Stony Brook

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Fellowship, Renal Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

  • Fellowship, Renal Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Hospital


  • 2011 - 2012
    Best Doctors in America


Clinically-oriented research in chronic kidney disease care, including screening, disease management, and preparation for dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Patient Information
Second opinions, new patient consultations, and follow up visits are welcome. To make most of your visit, please fax records in advance to 212-241-8488. The following should be included, blood and urine tests, kidney biopsy (if applicable) and kidney and bladder ultrasound or other imaging or reports (if applicable). Reviewing the trends in previous blood tests for serum creatinine and/or estimated GFR is particularly useful.


Vassalotti JA, Fox CH, Becker BN. Risk factors and screening for chronic kidney disease. Advances in chronic kidney disease 2010 May; 17(3).

Vassalotti JA, Li S, McCullough PA, Bakris GL. Kidney early evaluation program: a community-based screening approach to address disparities in chronic kidney disease. Seminars in nephrology 2010 Jan; 30(1).

Vassalotti JA, Li S, Chen SC, Collins AJ. Screening populations at increased risk of CKD: the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) and the public health problem. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2009 Mar; 53(3 Suppl 3).

Vassalotti JA, Stevens LA, Levey AS. Testing for chronic kidney disease: a position statement from the National Kidney Foundation. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2007 Aug; 50(2).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Vassalotti did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Department of Medicine-Renal Medicine

5 East 98th Street,
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New York, NY 10029

Tel: 212-241-4060
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  • Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
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  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
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  • Cigna
  • Devon Health Services
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • GHI HMO Select, Inc.
  • Group Health Insurance, Inc.
  • Medicare
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  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
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