CMHC Faculty Members

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Raymond R. Townsend, MD

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Raymond R. Townsend, MD



Dr. Raymond R. Townsend is a professor of medicine and associate director of the Clinical and Translational Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently studying the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the development and progression of cardiovascular disease in patients with CKD.

Education and Training

  • Medical Degree, Hahnemann University, 1979
  • Bachelor Degree - Biology, LaSalle College, 1975

Professional Highlights

Dr. Townsend is certified in internal medicine, nephrology, clinical pharmacology and hypertension. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Council for High Blood Pressure Research. His research interests include the role of vascular dynamics in CKD progression and the incidence and development of cardiovascular disease in CKD. He was an empaneled member of JNC 8, and the co-chair of the 8th AHA Hypertension Summer School and an Investigator in SPRINT. He was also the AHA Physician of the Year awardee for 2016.


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