Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Linda Fried, MD, MPH


Professor of Medicine

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Chief, Peritoneal Dialysis, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Staff Physician, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Office: 7E121 VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
University Drive Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Phone: 412-360-3930
Fax: 412-360-6908

B.S., Cornell University, 1986
M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1990
M.P.H., Univ. of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 1998

Internal Medicine Intern and Resident, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 1993
Nephrology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1996

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Diabetic nephropathy
Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Aging Epidemiology
Kidney failure, chronic
Peritoneal dialysis

My research has concentrated in two areas: The association of decreased kidney function with adverse outcomes in older individuals, including cardiovascular disease, functional decline and change in body composition. My other research interest is progression of kidney disease, in particular diabetic nephropathy. I chair a VA sponsored multi-center study on combination ACEI/ARB on progression of diabetic nephropathy. The study began enrollment in July 2008.

Recent Grants
Title: VA Cooperative Study #565, Combination Angiotensin Receptor Blocker and Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor for Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy: VA NEPHRON-D
Role: Principal Proponent
Funding Agency: Cooperative Studies Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development
Start Year: 2007
End Year: 2014

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