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    Vito Michele Campese, MD

    TitleProfessor of Medicine
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentMedicine
    AddressIRD 804 2020 Zonal Ave.
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089-9520
    Phone+1 323 226 7337
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      A native of Bari, Italy, Dr. Campese graduated medical school summa cum laude before coming to the Keck School of Medicine on a fellowship in 1974. Since his time at USC, Dr. Campese has established himself as one on the most prominent nephrologists in the field and currently heads Keck’s division of Nephrology.

      In addition to his numerous academic and administrative appointments, Dr. Campese is a former president of the Italian-American Society of Nephrologists and is currently a member of the Program Committee on the Council on High Blood Pressure Research for the American Heart Association.


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      1988The Domenico Cotugno Medal and Award in Nephrology
      1991The Regione Puglia Targa d'Oro Award for Contribution to Science
      Rotary Club International2002Rotary Club Contribution to Science Award
      2006University Kidney Disease Research Disease
      The Italians Society of Nephrology 2007Honorary Membership

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      1. Ku E, Bakris G, Johansen KL, Lin F, Sarnak MJ, Campese V, Jamerson K, Gassman JJ, Smogorzewski M, Hsu CY. Acute Declines in Renal Function during Intensive BP Lowering: Implications for Future ESRD Risk. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Sep; 28(9):2794-2801. PMID: 28473636.
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      2. Campese V. Con: Mesoamerican nephropathy: is the problem dehydration or rehydration? Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Apr 01; 32(4):603-606. PMID: 28407133.
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      3. Campese V. Opponent's comments. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Apr 01; 32(4):602-603. PMID: 28407136.
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      4. Maarek JM, Rubinstein EH, Guo Y, Lane CJ, Campese V, Holschneider DP. Measurement of Cardiac Output and Blood Volume During Hemodialysis with Fluorescent Dye Dilution Technique. Ann Biomed Eng. 2017 Mar; 45(3):580-591. PMID: 27539225.
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      5. Campese V. Predictors of blood pressure response to spironolactone. J Hypertens. 2016 May; 34(5):845-7. PMID: 27027381.
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      6. Campese V. The Mesoamerican nephropathy: a regional epidemic of chronic kidney disease? Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Mar; 31(3):335-6. PMID: 26801771.
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      7. Campese V. Statins and the kidney: friend or foe? Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015 Mar; 3(3):161-2. PMID: 25660357.
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      8. Campese V, Lakdawala R. The Challenges of Blood Pressure Control in Dialysis Patients. Recent Adv Cardiovasc Drug Discov. 2015; 10(1):34-59. PMID: 26567722.
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      9. Campese V. Left ventricular function and chronic kidney disease: how soon does it start? Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Nov; 29(11):1989-91. PMID: 25209365.
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      10. Amarenco P, Callahan A, Campese V, Goldstein LB, Hennerici MG, Messig M, Sillesen H, Welch KM, Wilson DJ, Zivin JA. Effect of high-dose atorvastatin on renal function in subjects with stroke or transient ischemic attack in the SPARCL trial. Stroke. 2014 Oct; 45(10):2974-82. PMID: 25147328.
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      11. Campese V. Reply to 'resistant hypertension and central aortic pressure'. J Hypertens. 2014 Mar; 32(3):699. PMID: 24477099.
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      12. Campese V. Dyslipidemia and progression of kidney disease: role of lipid-lowering drugs. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2014 Apr; 18(2):291-5. PMID: 24535025.
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      13. Campese V. Pathophysiology of resistant hypertension in chronic kidney disease. Semin Nephrol. 2014; 34(5):571-6. PMID: 25416666.
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      14. Campese V. Interventional hypertension: a new hope or a new hype? The need to redefine resistant hypertension. J Hypertens. 2013 Nov; 31(11):2118-21; discussion 2122. PMID: 24077243.
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      15. Schlaich MP, Schmieder RE, Bakris G, Blankestijn PJ, Böhm M, Campese V, Francis DP, Grassi G, Hering D, Katholi R, Kjeldsen S, Krum H, Mahfoud F, Mancia G, Messerli FH, Narkiewicz K, Parati G, Rocha-Singh KJ, Ruilope LM, Rump LC, Sica DA, Sobotka PA, Tsioufis C, Vonend O, Weber MA, Williams B, Zeller T, Esler MD. International expert consensus statement: Percutaneous transluminal renal denervation for the treatment of resistant hypertension. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Dec 03; 62(22):2031-45. PMID: 24021387.
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      16. Koya D, Campese V. Statin use in patients with diabetes and kidney disease: the Japanese experience. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2013; 20(5):407-24. PMID: 23518468.
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      17. Ku E, Campese V. Is lipid management effective for all stages of CKD?. Blood Purif. 2013; 35(1-3):26-30. PMID: 23343543.
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      18. Park J, Middlekauff HR, Campese V. Abnormal sympathetic reactivity to the cold pressor test in overweight humans. Am J Hypertens. 2012 Dec; 25(12):1236-41. PMID: 22895452; PMCID: PMC3577042.
      19. Park J, Campese V. Resistant hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea in end-stage renal disease. J Hypertens. 2012 May; 30(5):880-1. PMID: 22495130.
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      20. Ku E, Ananthapanyasut W, Campese V. IgA nephropathy in a patient with ulcerative colitis, Graves' disease and positive myeloperoxidase ANCA. Clin Nephrol. 2012 Feb; 77(2):146-50. PMID: 22257545.
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      21. Campese V, Ku E, Bigazzi R, Bianchi S. Do HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors improve kidney function? The saga continues. J Nephrol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 24(5):550-3. PMID: 21887675.
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      22. Campese V, Ku E, Park J. Sympathetic renal innervation and resistant hypertension. Int J Hypertens. 2011 Jan 20; 2011:814354. PMID: 21331158; PMCID: PMC3034934.
      23. Gill IS, Eisenberg MS, Aron M, Berger A, Ukimura O, Patil MB, Campese V, Thangathurai D, Desai MM. "Zero ischemia" partial nephrectomy: novel laparoscopic and robotic technique. Eur Urol. 2011 Jan; 59(1):128-34. PMID: 20971550.
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      24. Lu Y, Ku E, Campese V. Aldosterone in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease and proteinuria. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2010 Aug; 12(4):303-6. PMID: 20596805.
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      25. Campese V, Schneider EL. Reevaluating the use of antihypertensive medications, a first step toward reducing polypharmacy in very old patients. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2010 Aug; 12(8):621-4. PMID: 20695939.
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      26. Schneider EL, Campese V. Adverse drug responses: An increasing threat to the well-being of older patients: Comment on "Development and validation of a score to assess risk of adverse drug reactions among in-hospital patients 65 years or older". Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jul 12; 170(13):1148-9. PMID: 20625023.
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      27. Campese V. Oxidative stress and sympathetic activity in hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2010 May; 23(5):456. PMID: 20404802.
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      28. Bianchi S, Bigazzi R, Campese V. Intensive versus conventional therapy to slow the progression of idiopathic glomerular diseases. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Apr; 55(4):671-81. PMID: 20097461.
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      29. Cioni A, Sordini C, Cavallini I, Bigazzi R, Campese V. Angiotensin receptor blocker telmisartan improves insulin sensitivity in peritoneal dialysis patients. Perit Dial Int. 2010 Jan-Feb; 30(1):66-71. PMID: 20056982.
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      30. Ku E, Campese V. Aldosterone and hypertension in African Americans. Am J Hypertens. 2009 Dec; 22(12):1234. PMID: 19924116.
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      31. Ku E, Park J, Vidhun J, Campese V. The hazards of dual renin-angiotensin blockade in chronic kidney disease. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Jun 08; 169(11):1015-8. PMID: 19506167.
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      32. Ku E, Nobakht N, Campese V. Lixivaptan: a novel vasopressin receptor antagonist. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2009 May; 18(5):657-62. PMID: 19379124.
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      33. Ku E, Campese V. Role of aldosterone in the progression of chronic kidney disease and potential use of aldosterone blockade in children. Pediatr Nephrol. 2009 Dec; 24(12):2301-7. PMID: 19347366.
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      34. Bai Y, Jabbari B, Ye S, Campese V, Vaziri ND. Regional expression of NAD(P)H oxidase and superoxide dismutase in the brain of rats with neurogenic hypertension. Am J Nephrol. 2009; 29(5):483-92. PMID: 19047792; PMCID: PMC2821947.
      35. Park J, Campese V, Nobakht N, Middlekauff HR. Differential distribution of muscle and skin sympathetic nerve activity in patients with end-stage renal disease. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2008 Dec; 105(6):1873-6. PMID: 18845779; PMCID: PMC2612470.
      36. Park J, Campese V, Middlekauff HR. Exercise pressor reflex in humans with end-stage renal disease. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2008 Oct; 295(4):R1188-94. PMID: 18685067; PMCID: PMC2576092.
      37. Campese V, Park J. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and renal function. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 Nov; 2(6):1100-3. PMID: 17942762.
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      38. Campese V. Diuretics are preferred over angiotensin II-converting enzyme inhibitors for initial therapy of uncomplicated hypertension. Am J Kidney Dis. 2007 Aug; 50(2):197-202. PMID: 17660021.
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      39. Campese V, Ye S. A vitamin-E-fortified diet reduces oxidative stress, sympathetic nerve activity, and hypertension in the phenol-renal injury model in rats. J Am Soc Hypertens. 2007 Jul-Aug; 1(4):242-50. PMID: 20409856.
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      40. Campese V, Park J. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and the kidney. Kidney Int. 2007 Jun; 71(12):1215-22. PMID: 17495867.
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      41. Bigazzi R, Bianchi S, Buoncristiani E, Campese V. Increased cardiovascular events in hypertensive patients with insulin resistance: a 13-year follow-up. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2008 May; 18(4):314-9. PMID: 17368007.
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      42. Park J, Campese V. Clinical characteristics of resistant hypertension: the importance of compliance and the role of diagnostic evaluation in delineating pathogenesis. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2007 Jan; 9(1 Suppl 1):7-12. PMID: 17215649.
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      43. Campese V, Sindhu RK, Ye S, Bai Y, Vaziri ND, Jabbari B. Regional expression of NO synthase, NAD(P)H oxidase and superoxide dismutase in the rat brain. Brain Res. 2007 Feb 23; 1134(1):27-32. PMID: 17196179.
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      44. Campese V, Park J. The kidney and hypertension: over 70 years of research. J Nephrol. 2006 Nov-Dec; 19(6):691-8. PMID: 17173239.
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      45. Campese V, Park J. Use of antagonists of aldosterone in patients with chronic kidney disease: Potential advantages and risks. J Hypertens. 2006 Nov; 24(11):2157-9. PMID: 17053534.
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      46. Ye S, Zhong H, Yanamadala S, Campese V. Oxidative stress mediates the stimulation of sympathetic nerve activity in the phenol renal injury model of hypertension. Hypertension. 2006 Aug; 48(2):309-15. PMID: 16785328.
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      47. Bigazzi R, Bianchi S, Batini V, Guzzo D, Campese V. Metabolic risk factors and markers of cardiovascular and renal damage in overweight subjects. Am J Hypertens. 2006 Apr; 19(4):426-31. PMID: 16580581.
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      48. Campese V, Mitra N, Sandee D. Hypertension in renal parenchymal disease: why is it so resistant to treatment? Kidney Int. 2006 Mar; 69(6):967-73. PMID: 16528245.
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      49. Campese V, Hadaya B, Chiu J. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and the kidney. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2005 Oct; 7(5):337-42. PMID: 16157074.
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      50. Sica DA, Giles TD, Black HR, Campese V. ACE inhibitors: over two decades of use. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2005 Sep; 7(9):531-7. PMID: 16227772.
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      51. Campese V, Shaohua Y, Huiquin Z. Oxidative stress mediates angiotensin II-dependent stimulation of sympathetic nerve activity. Hypertension. 2005 Sep; 46(3):533-9. PMID: 16116043.
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      52. Bianchi S, Bigazzi R, Campese V. Antagonists of aldosterone and proteinuria in patients with CKD: an uncontrolled pilot study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Jul; 46(1):45-51. PMID: 15983956.
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      53. Campese V, Nadim MK, Epstein M. Are 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase inhibitors renoprotective? J Am Soc Nephrol. 2005 Mar; 16 Suppl 1:S11-7. PMID: 15938026.
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      54. Epstein M, Campese V. Pleiotropic effects of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase inhibitors on renal function. Am J Kidney Dis. 2005 Jan; 45(1):2-14. PMID: 15696439.
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      55. Nadim MK, Dua R, Campese V. Antihypertensive drugs and the kidney. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2004 Nov; 6(6):403-8. PMID: 15485598.
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      56. Campese V, Ye S, Zhong H, Yanamadala V, Ye Z, Chiu J. Reactive oxygen species stimulate central and peripheral sympathetic nervous system activity. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2004 Aug; 287(2):H695-703. PMID: 15277201.
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      57. Davidson MB, Bazargan M, Bakris G, Peters Harmel A, Campese V, Basta E. ImmunoDip: an improved screening method for microalbuminuria. Am J Nephrol. 2004 May-Jun; 24(3):284-8. PMID: 15087587.
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      58. Epstein M, Campese V. Evolving role of calcium antagonists in the management of hypertension. Med Clin North Am. 2004 Jan; 88(1):149-65. PMID: 14871057.
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      59. Campese V. A new model of neurogenic hypertension caused by renal injury: pathophysiology and therapeutic implications. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2003 Sep; 7(3):167-71. PMID: 14586711.
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      60. Bianchi S, Bigazzi R, Caiazza A, Campese V. A controlled, prospective study of the effects of atorvastatin on proteinuria and progression of kidney disease. Am J Kidney Dis. 2003 Mar; 41(3):565-70. PMID: 12612979.
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      61. Yang LE, Zhong H, Leong PK, Perianayagam A, Campese V, McDonough AA. Chronic renal injury-induced hypertension alters renal NHE3 distribution and abundance. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2003 May; 284(5):F1056-65. PMID: 12554635.
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      62. Yang LE, Leong PK, Ye S, Campese V, McDonough AA. Responses of proximal tubule sodium transporters to acute injury-induced hypertension. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2003 Feb; 284(2):F313-22. PMID: 12388425.
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      63. Ye S, Zhong H, Yanamadala V, Campese V. Renal injury caused by intrarenal injection of phenol increases afferent and efferent renal sympathetic nerve activity. Am J Hypertens. 2002 Aug; 15(8):717-24. PMID: 12160195.
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      64. Campese V, Mozayeni P, Ye S, Gumbard M. High salt intake inhibits nitric oxide synthase expression and aggravates hypertension in rats with chronic renal failure. J Nephrol. 2002 Jul-Aug; 15(4):407-13. PMID: 12243372.
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      65. Ye S, Zhong H, Duong VN, Campese V. Losartan reduces central and peripheral sympathetic nerve activity in a rat model of neurogenic hypertension. Hypertension. 2002 Jun; 39(6):1101-6. PMID: 12052849.
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      66. Campese V, Krol E. Neurogenic factors in renal hypertension. Curr Hypertens Rep. 2002 Jun; 4(3):256-60. PMID: 12003710.
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      67. Ferrario CM, Smith RD, Brosnihan B, Chappell MC, Campese V, Vesterqvist O, Liao WC, Ruddy MC, Grim CE. Effects of omapatrilat on the renin-angiotensin system in salt-sensitive hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2002 Jun; 15(6):557-64. PMID: 12074359.
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      68. Campese V, Ye S, Zhong H. Downregulation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase and interleukin-1beta mediates angiotensin II-dependent stimulation of sympathetic nerve activity. Hypertension. 2002 Feb; 39(2 Pt 2):519-24. PMID: 11882601.
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