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American Society of Hypertension Nationally Designated Hypertension Practice Center

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


National Board of Medical Examiners

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

Board Certified in Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Designated Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension

Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology

Academic Position:

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


Executive Committee: Medical & Dental Staff, Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center Critical Care

Committee: Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Critical Care Nephrology Committee: Penn Medicine

Honors and Awards:

2018-2021 Top Doctor – New Jersey Monthly

2004-2007, 2010, 2012-2015, 2017 and 2019 Rutgers-RWJMS Volunteer Faculty Teacher Award

2012 - University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro - Teacher of the Year

2007 - Induction into AOA as a Faculty Member

2004-2005 – “Co-Teacher of the Year”, Medical House-staff, 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 – Fellow Teacher of the Year, medical house-staff, NYU Medical Center

2000- 2001 - “Medical Resident Teacher of the Year”, LI Jewish Medical Center

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


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

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

The Validation and Refinement of a Multicompartmental Model for the Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Renography. Divisions of Nephrology and Radiology, NYU, Baldwin, D, Goldfarb, D, Lee, V., 2003.

Effects of Oxidation on Immunoglobulin G’s Ability to Bind Macrophage Fc Receptors in Hemodialysis Patients, Division of Nephrology, LIJMC, Mattana, J. 2001

Concordance of Real-Time Versus Video Flouroscopic Swallowing Analysis, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Palmer, J. 1995.

Enzymatic Characterization and Sequencing of the Vibrio Furnissii Chitinase Gene, Department of Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Roseman, S. 1993-1994.

Isolation, Characterization and Sequencing of the Human Gamma Amino Butyric Acid Receptor Gene., Department of Medicine, State University of New York, Downstate Hospital. Janescko, R. 1989.

Selected Publications/ Presentations:

Goglia AG, Makar M, Vanuitert, Finkielstein V. Temporal Arteritis and Vision Loss in Microscopic Polyangiitis: A Case Report and Literature Review Case reports in Nephrology Vol 2020.

Finkielstein V. and Goldfarb, D. Strategies for Preventing Calcium Oxalate Stones. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2006; 174: 1407-1409.

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