Princeton Hypertension-Nephrology Associates

Nationally Designated Hypertension Practice Centers in the US by the American Society of Hypertension

Vadim Finkielstein MD

Vadim A Finkielstein, M.D., F.A.S.N

High School: Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY

Undergraduate College: Johns Hopkins University, BA: Biology, Magna Cum Laude

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Residency: Internal Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Nephrology Fellowship: New York University Medical Center

Board Certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Current Academic Positions

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro - Teacher of the Year
  • 2004 - 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 Rutgers-RWJMS Volunteer Faculty Teacher Award
  • 2008 - Achieved Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology Status
  • 2007 - Induction into AOA as a Faculty Member
  • 2004, 2005 – “Co-Teacher of the Year”, Medical Housestaff, Rutgers-RWJMS
  • 2006, 2007 - Saint Peter's University Hospital Volunteer Faculty Teacher Award
  • 2005 - Designated as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension
  • 2002, 2003 – Teacher of the Year, medical housestaff, NYU Medical Center
  • 2001- “Medical Resident Teacher of the Year”, LI Jewish Medical Center
  • 2001 - LIJ: Resident Teacher of the Year
  • 1994 - Golden Key National Honor Society
  • 1993 - Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1992 - Howard Hughes Research Fellowship
  • 1989 - Captain and MVP of the US Junior Olympic Men’s Volleyball Team


2008 – 2012 Altitude Trial: multi-national, placebo-controlled RCT of Aliskiren in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy

2008 – 2009 Pyridorin Trial : multi-national, placebo-controlled RCT of Pyridorin in the treatment of diabetic nephropathy

2003 - “The Validation And Refinement of a Multicompartmental Model for the Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Renography”, Divisions of Nephrology and Radiology, NYU, David Baldwin, MD, David Goldfarb, MD, Vivian Lee, MD

2001 - “Effects of Oxidation on Immunoglobulin G’s Ability to Bind Macrophage Fc Receptors in Hemodialysis Patients”, Division of Nephrology, LIJMC, Joseph Mattana, MD

1995 - “Concordance of Real-Time Versus Video Flouroscopic Swallowing Analysis”, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Jeffrey Palmer, MD

1993 – 1994 “Enzymatic Characterization and Sequencing of the Vibrio Furnissii Chitinase Gene”, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Saul Roseman

1989 - “Isolation, Characterization and Sequencing of the Human Gamma Amino Butyric Acid Receptor Gene”, Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Hospital, Robert Janescko, MD


Strategies for Preventing Calcium Oxlate Stones, Vadim A. Finkielstein and David S.Goldfarb May 2006;174(10).


Imaging in Chronic Kidney Disease: Running Out of Options. NJ ACP Poster Winner. 2008

Light Chain Deposition Disease: A Heavy Burden for One Young Man. NJ ACP poster. 2007

Late-Onset Gitelman’s Syndrome: An unusual cause of ACS. NJ ACP Poster. 2004

Single Kidney GFR Based on Dynamic Contrast MRI and a Multi-compartmental Model. ASN Poster Presentation. 2003