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photo Linda Fried, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Chief, Peritoneal Dialysis, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Staff Physician, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


Phone: 412-360-3930

Office: 7E121 VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
University Drive Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Phone: 412-360-3930
Fax: 412-360-6908
Education and Training
BS, 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
Research Interest
Dr. Fried’s research is 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; and progression of kidney disease, in particular diabetic nephropathy. Dr Fried was the Chair of a VA sponsored multi-center study on combination ACEI/ARB vs. ARB monotherapy on progression of diabetic nephropathy and is currently the chair of the steering committee for the NIDDK CKD pilot study consortium.
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Selected Publications:
Fried, L. F., Emanuele, N., Zhang, J. H., Brophy, M., Conner, T. A., Duckworth, W., Leehey, D. J., McCullough, P. A., O’Connor, T., Palevsky, P. M., Reilly, R. F., Seliger, S. L., Warren, S. R., Watnick, S., Peduzzi, P., Guarino, P., for the VA NEPHRON-D Investigators. Combined angiotensin inhibition for treatment of diabetic nephropathy. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013; 369(20): 1892-903.
Yenchek, R. H., Ix, J. H., Shlipak, M. G., Bauer, D. C., Rianon, N.J., Kritchevsky, S.B., Harris, T. B., Newman, A. B., Cauley, J. A., Fried, L. F., for the Health ABC Study. Bone Mineral Density and Fracture Risk in Older Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2012; 7(7): 1030-6.
Fried, L. F., Lee, J. S., Shlipak, M., Chertow, G. M., Green, C., Ding J, Harris T,, Newman AB, for the Health ABC Study. Chronic kidney disease and functional limitation in the elderly: The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2006; 54(5): 750-6.
Fried, L.F., Katz, R., Sarnak, M. J., Shlipak, M. G., Chaves, P. H. M., Jenny, N.S., Stehman-Breen, C., Gillen, D., Bleyer, A. J., Hirsh, C., Siscovick, D., Newman, A. B. Kidney function as a predictor of non-cardiovascular mortality. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2005; 16(12): 3728-35.
Shlipak, M.G., Sarnak, M.J., Katz, R., Fried, L.F., Seliger, S.L., Newman, A.B., Siscovick, D.S., Stehman-Breen, C. Cystatin-C and risk of death and cardiovascular disease in the elderly. New England Journal of Medicine. 2005; 352(20): 2049-60.
Fried, L., Orchard, T., Kasiske, B. Effect of lipid reduction on the progression of renal disease: a meta-analysis. Kidney International. 2001; 59(1): 260-9.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: CKD Pilot Trials - Chair
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: The Aging Kidney: Chronic Injury, Impaired Functions and Clinical Outcomes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
Grant Number: R01 AG027002
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2016
Title: The Aging Kidney: Chronic Injury, Impaired Functions and Clinical Outcomes
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: New England Medical Center/National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R01 AG027002
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016