Research & Publications
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
- FellowshipYale University School of Medicine (1998)
- ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut Health Center (1996)
- InternshipUniversity of Connecticut (1993)
- MDUniversidade Federal de Santa Catarina (1992)
Honors & Recognition
|George F. Thornton Teaching Award||American College of Physicians - CT Chapter||2017|
|Masters of Arts (Privatim)||Yale University||2015|
|Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension||ASH||2010|
|Francis Gilman Blake Teaching Award||Yale University School of Medicine||2010|
|Renal Educational Ambassador||International Society of Nephrology||2009|
|Asghar Rastegar Teaching Award||Yale Internal Medicine Training Program||2008|
|Bohmfalk Prize (Basic Sciences)||Yale University School of Medicine||2008|
|Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (Investigator Pathway)||ASN||2008|
|Young Investigator Award in the Clinical Sciences||Eastern Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension||2007|
|Asghar Rastegar Teaching Award 1999-2000||Yale Internal Medicine Training Program||2000|