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Steven G Coca, DO Email Steven Coca

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    • Position
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Nephrology
    • Specialty
    • Nephrology
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Steven G. Coca, DO, MS, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Associate Chair for Clinical and Translational Research for the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Director of Clinical Research for the Division of Nephrology.

Dr. Coca’s research accomplishments are diverse and far-reaching: he has focused research efforts on short- and long-term outcomes of acute kidney injury, and assessing performance of biomarkers for rapid diagnosis and risk stratification in AKI. His research has advanced understanding of the clinical utility of prognostic, predictive, and efficacy biomarkers for CKD/diabetic kidney disease in several large cohort studies, including ACCORD, VA NEPHRON-D, CANVAS, and the Mount Sinai BioMe Biobank. Most recently, he has collaborated to advance use of machine-learning techniques and multidimensional data acquisition to create risk-stratification tools for patients at risk or with prevalent chronic kidney disease, and studied the impact of exercise on longitudinal changes in the kidney.

Since 2005, Dr. Coca has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, and editorials, and has given numerous invited talks at national and international conferences and academic medical centers. He has engaged in multiple collaborative efforts in translational and clinical research, and served as a research mentor for many fellows, residents, medical students, and junior faculty members.  He also serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephology, and Kidney International, and as an Associate Editor for Kidney360, and is a frequent reviewer on NIH study sections.

Dr. Coca received his D.O. degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency and nephrology fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine. He received his Master of Science in Epidemiology and Public Health from the Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.



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DO, University of New England

MS, Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Residency, Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine

Fellowship, Nephrology
Yale University School of Medicine