Aldo Peixoto MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Associate Chair for Ambulatory Services Operations and Quality, Department of Internal Medicine; Clinical Chief, Section of Nephrology


Dr. Peixoto is Professor of Medicine in the Section of Nephrology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Associate Chair for Ambulatory Services Operations and Quality (Department of Internal Medicine) and Clinical Chief of the Section of Nephrology.

He received his medical degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) in 1992. He was a medical resident and chief medical resident at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1992-96 and later completed a nephrology fellowship at Yale University, which he joined as a full-time faculty member in 1998. He is certified in both Nephrology (ABIM) and Clinical Hypertension (ASH).

As a clinician, he is primarily interested in resistant and secondary forms of hypertension, cardiovascular dysautonomia (neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, POTS), and in general consultative nephrology and hypertension. He is the co-director of the Hypertension Program at the YNHH Heart and Vascular Center, where he is also responsible for autonomic testing. 

As a teacher, he was the director of the Renal Pathophysiology Module (second year course) at the Yale School of Medicine from 2004 to 2013 and the VA site director for the Yale Medicine clerkship from 2007 to 2013. He has received several teaching awards from the medical school and the Internal Medicine residency training program, including the Asghar Rastegar Award in 2000 and 2008, the Bohmfalk Teaching Prize in the Basic Sciences in 2008, and the Francis G. Blake Award in 2010. He has mentored more than 30 medical students, residents and renal fellows in their research activities.

As a researcher, he focuses on hypertension in kidney disease and strategies for the evaluation and management of hypertension. Current interests include the effectiveness of home telemonitored BP for the treatment of hypertension in the elderly, long-term variability of home BP, hemodynamic phenotyping in hypertension, and arterial mechanics in hypertension and kidney diseease.

He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in nephrology and hypertension, and is the author of a book on bedside diagnosis. He is one of the associate editors of Blood Pressure Monitoring, and an associate editor for hypertension for NephSAP (CME publication of the American Society of Nephrology). He is also on the editorial board of the American Journal of Nephrology, the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology and the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, in addition to serving as reviewer for many internal medicine, nephrology and hypertension journals.

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