Joseph Vassalotti, MD

Joseph Vassalotti, MD, chief medical officer of the National Kidney Foundation ( and clinical professor of medicine in the division of nephrology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as American Journal of Nephrology, Kidney International and American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 


The New Coronavirus Attacks Kidneys, Too

Your kidneys are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 if you have heart disease or diabetes. Steps that may minimize the impact—and avoid dialysis.


The Best Tests for Kidney Function

Many people take their kidney health for granted—until it’s too late. Get this test combination for the most accurate assessment…


Hidden Dangers of Kidney Disease

One in every eight Americans is affected When Richard*, a 66-year-old retired engineer from New Jersey, was recently screened for…