Aldo Jose Peixoto MD, FASN, FASH
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Associate Chief, VACHS Medical Service; Firm Chief, VA Inpatient Firm, Traditional Internal Medicine Program; Director of Hypertension, VACHS
Departments & OrganizationsInternal Medicine: Nephrology | Internal Medicine Clerkship
Dr. Peixoto is a Professor of Medicine with the Section of Nephrology at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also Associate Chief of the Medical Service, Firm Chief of the VA Firm of the Traditional Internal Medicine Program, and Director of Hypertension at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System
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, and in general consultative nephrology and hypertension.
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 and variability of home telemonitored BP in the elderly, hemodynamic phenotyping in hypertension, and arterial mechanics in hypertension and kidney diseease.
Dr. Peixoto has had an interest in international health, and is the program officer for a collaboration between Yale University and a hospital in Argentina (Sanatorio Allende, Cordoba) that is sponsored by the International Society of Nephrology.
He has published more than 80 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.