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Anthony A. Portale, M.D.

Anthony A. Portale, M.D.

Professor in Residence
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Department of  Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Dialysis Program

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533 Parnassus Ave, UC Hall
San Francisco, CA, 94143 
Telephone  415-476-2423 
Fax  415-476-9976

Kidney Transplant Program (415) 353-8377
Renal Center (415) 476-2423
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  • State University of New York at Buffalo 1974, M.D.
  • UCSF Medical Center, Pediatric Nephrology
  • American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Nephrology Subspecialty
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric bone and Mineral Disorders
  • Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Pediatric Transplant Nephrology
  • Bone diseases in children
  • Genetic and acquired disorders of calcium
  • Pphosphorus and vitamin D metabolism

Dr. Anthony A. Portale, a pediatric kidney specialist, is director of the Pediatric Dialysis Program. He is an expert in genetic kidney and renal tubular diseases, disorder of bone and mineral metabolism, and acute kidney failure.

A graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, he earned a medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo and completed a pediatric nephrology fellowship at UCSF Medical Center. His research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, he has produced more than 80 publications in the medical and scientific literature focused on genetic and acquired disorders of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D metabolism and bone diseases in children.

Most recent publications from a total of 78
  1. Carpenter TO, Shaw NJ, Portale AA, Ward LM, Abrams SA, Pettifor JM. Rickets. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2017 Dec 21; 3:17101. View in PubMed
  2. Mitsnefes MM, Betoko A, Schneider MF, Salusky IB, Wolf MS, Jüppner H, Warady BA, Furth SL, Portale AA. FGF23 and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Children with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jan 06; 13(1):45-52. View in PubMed
  3. Portale AA, Wolf MS, Messinger S, Perwad F, Jüppner H, Warady BA, Furth SL, Salusky IB. Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Risk of CKD Progression in Children. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Nov 07; 11(11):1989-1998. View in PubMed
  4. Ruppe MD, Zhang X, Imel EA, Weber TJ, Klausner MA, Ito T, Vergeire M, Humphrey JS, Glorieux FH, Portale AA, Insogna K, Peacock M, Carpenter TO. Effect of four monthly doses of a human monoclonal anti-FGF23 antibody (KRN23) on quality of life in X-linked hypophosphatemia. Bone Rep. 2016 Dec; 5:158-162. View in PubMed
  5. McEnhill ME, Brennan JL, Winnicki E, Lee MM, Tavakol M, Posselt AM, Stock PG, Portale AA. Effect of Immigration Status on Outcomes in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients. Am J Transplant. 2016 06; 16(6):1827-33. View in PubMed
  6. Portale AA, Zhang MY, David V, Martin A, Jiao Y, Gu W, Perwad F. Characterization of FGF23-Dependent Egr-1 Cistrome in the Mouse Renal Proximal Tubule. PLoS One. 2015; 10(11):e0142924. View in PubMed
  7. Kumar J, McDermott K, Abraham AG, Friedman LA, Johnson VL, Kaskel FJ, Furth SL, Warady BA, Portale AA, Melamed ML. Prevalence and correlates of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) cohort. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016 Jan; 31(1):121-9. View in PubMed
  8. Zhang X, Imel EA, Ruppe MD, Weber TJ, Klausner MA, Ito T, Vergeire M, Humphrey J, Glorieux FH, Portale AA, Insogna K, Carpenter TO, Peacock M. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of a human monoclonal anti-FGF23 antibody (KRN23) in the first multiple ascending-dose trial treating adults with X-linked hypophosphatemia. J Clin Pharmacol. 2016 Feb; 56(2):176-85. View in PubMed
  9. Denburg MR, Kumar J, Jemielita T, Brooks ER, Skversky A, Portale AA, Salusky IB, Warady BA, Furth SL, Leonard MB. Fracture Burden and Risk Factors in Childhood CKD: Results from the CKiD Cohort Study. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Feb; 27(2):543-50. View in PubMed
  10. Ku E, Glidden DV, Hsu CY, Portale AA, Grimes B, Johansen KL. Association of Body Mass Index with Patient-Centered Outcomes in Children with ESRD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Feb; 27(2):551-8. View in PubMed
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