Faculty Profiles

Cynthia Delgado, MD
M_MED-NEPH-VAMC
Assistant Professor

513 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
415-221-4810
Cynthia.Delgado@ucsf.edu

My emerging research program is at a crossroads of chronic kidney disease, quality of life and outcomes related research. CKD is a major public health issue and its prevalence is expected to grow at an alarming rate in the United States. Frailty has been shown to be more common among individuals with CKD than among those with normal kidney function. There are no current therapies that adequately address frailty in CKD, resulting in a major burden of morbidity, mortality and cost. I hope to create a body of work that will lay the foundation for addressing these major outcomes.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
University of California, San Francisco Clinical Fellowship

Awards and Honors

2016   Innovators Network Accelerator, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2016-2017
2012   Career Development Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, 2012-2017

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Recent Articles (22)

Delgado C, Chertow GM, Kaysen GA, Dalrymple LS, Kornak J, Grimes B, Johansen KL. Associations of Body Mass Index and Body Fat With Markers of Inflammation and Nutrition Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Sep 01.

Lee BJ, McCulloch CE, Grimes BA, Chandran S, Allen IE, Delgado C, Hsu CY. Refining the Policy for Timing of Kidney Transplant Waitlist Qualification. Transplant Direct. 2017 Aug; 3(8):e195.

Kittiskulnam P, Chertow GM, Carrero JJ, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Johansen KL. Sarcopenia and its individual criteria are associated, in part, with mortality among patients on hemodialysis. Kidney Int. 2017 Jul; 92(1):238-247.

Kittiskulnam P, Carrero JJ, Chertow GM, Kaysen GA, Delgado C, Johansen KL. Sarcopenia among patients receiving hemodialysis: weighing the evidence. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017 Feb; 8(1):57-68.

Johansen KL, Dalrymple LS, Glidden D, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Grimes B, Chertow GM. Association of Performance-Based and Self-Reported Function-Based Definitions of Frailty with Mortality among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Apr 07; 11(4):626-32.

Delgado C, Grimes BA, Glidden DV, Shlipak M, Sarnak MJ, Johansen KL. Association of Frailty based on self-reported physical function with directly measured kidney function and mortality. BMC Nephrol. 2015 Dec 09; 16:203.

Kittiskulnam P, Chertow GM, Kaysen GA, Delgado C, Dalrymple LS, Johansen KL. Misclassification of Obesity by Body Mass Index Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Apr; 67(4):709-11.

Molfino A, Kaysen GA, Chertow GM, Doyle J, Delgado C, Dwyer T, Laviano A, Rossi Fanelli F, Johansen KL. Validating Appetite Assessment Tools Among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. J Ren Nutr. 2016 Mar; 26(2):103-10.

Delgado C, Shieh S, Grimes B, Chertow GM, Dalrymple LS, Kaysen GA, Kornak J, Johansen KL. Association of Self-Reported Frailty with Falls and Fractures among Patients New to Dialysis. Am J Nephrol. 2015; 42(2):134-40.

Wanga S, Ceron CS, Delgado C, Joshi SK, Spaulding K, Walker JP, Song S, Olson JL, Lovett DH. Two Distinct Isoforms of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Are Associated with Human Delayed Kidney Graft Function. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0136276.

Joshi SK, Lee L, Lovett DH, Kang H, Kim HT, Delgado C, Liu X. Novel intracellular N-terminal truncated matrix metalloproteinase-2 isoform in skeletal muscle ischemia-reperfusion injury. J Orthop Res. 2016 Mar; 34(3):502-9.

Dalrymple LS, Mu Y, Romano PS, Nguyen DV, Chertow GM, Delgado C, Grimes B, Kaysen GA, Johansen KL. Outcomes of infection-related hospitalization in Medicare beneficiaries receiving in-center hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 May; 65(5):754-62.

Johansen KL, Painter P, Delgado C, Doyle J. Characterization of physical activity and sitting time among patients on hemodialysis using a new physical activity instrument. J Ren Nutr. 2015 Jan; 25(1):25-30.

Johansen KL, Dalrymple LS, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Kornak J, Grimes B, Chertow GM. Comparison of self-report-based and physical performance-based frailty definitions among patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Oct; 64(4):600-7.

Delgado C, Ward P, Chertow GM, Storer L, Dalrymple L, Block T, Kaysen GA, Kornak J, Grimes B, Kutner NG, Johansen KL. Calibration of the brief food frequency questionnaire among patients on dialysis. J Ren Nutr. 2014 May; 24(3):151-156.e1.

Johansen KL, Dalrymple LS, Delgado C, Kaysen GA, Kornak J, Grimes B, Chertow GM. Association between body composition and frailty among prevalent hemodialysis patients: a US Renal Data System special study. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Feb; 25(2):381-9.

Delgado C, Frassetto L. Hip fractures in hemodialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Oct; 62(4):653-5.

Johansen KL, Delgado C, Bao Y, Kurella Tamura M. Frailty and dialysis initiation. Semin Dial. 2013 Nov-Dec; 26(6):690-6.

Delgado C, Doyle JW, Johansen KL. Association of frailty with body composition among patients on hemodialysis. J Ren Nutr. 2013 Sep; 23(5):356-62.

Delgado C, Johansen KL. Barriers to exercise participation among dialysis patients. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Mar; 27(3):1152-7.

Delgado C, Johansen KL. Deficient counseling on physical activity among nephrologists. Nephron Clin Pract. 2010; 116(4):c330-6.

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