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Aldo Peixoto, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Vice Chair for Quality & Safety, Department of Internal Medicine; Clinical Chief, Section of Nephrology

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Aldo Peixoto, MD

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Dr. Peixoto is Professor of Medicine in the Section of Nephrology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Vice Chair for Quality & Safety (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 autonomic disorders, and in general consultative nephrology and hypertension. He is a founding member of the Hypertension Program at the YNHH Heart and Vascular Center.

As a teacher, he has had a longstanding presence in the school and department, having received several teaching awards from the medical school, the Internal Medicine residency training program, and the CT Chapter of the American College of Physicians. His awards include the Asghar Rastegar Award in 2000 and 2008, the Bohmfalk Teaching Prize in the Basic Sciences in 2008, the Francis G. Blake Award in 2010, and the George Thornton Award in 2017. He has mentored more than 30 medical students, residents and renal fellows in their research activities.

As a researcher, his work has focused on hypertension in kidney disease and strategies for the evaluation and management of hypertension. His current work focuses on practice patterns and outcomes of acute severe hypertension in hospitalized patients. Other interests include hemodynamic phenotyping in hypertension, arterial mechanics in hypertension and kidney disease, and a role as site PI in industry-sponsored studies in CKD, hypertension and neurogenic orthostatic hypotension.

He is a member of the editorial boards of the American Journal of Nephrology, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Kidney International and the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (1998)
  • Residency
    University of Connecticut Health Center (1996)
  • Internship
    University of Connecticut (1993)
  • MD
    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (1992)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow of the American Heart AssociationAmerican Heart Association2018
George F. Thornton Teaching AwardAmerican College of Physicians - CT Chapter2017
Masters of Arts (Privatim)Yale University2015
Fellow of the American Society of HypertensionASH2010
Francis Gilman Blake Teaching AwardYale University School of Medicine2010
Renal Educational AmbassadorInternational Society of Nephrology2009
Asghar Rastegar Teaching AwardYale Internal Medicine Training Program2008
Bohmfalk Prize (Basic Sciences)Yale University School of Medicine2008
Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (Investigator Pathway)ASN2008
Young Investigator Award in the Clinical SciencesEastern Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension2007
Asghar Rastegar Teaching Award 1999-2000Yale Internal Medicine Training Program2000

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