Alfred K. Cheung, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension and Executive Director of the Dialysis Program at the University of Utah Hospital & Clinics. As a nephrologist, he manages a variety of kidney diseases, with particular interests in chronic kidney disease, hypertension and chronic dialysis. He is active in research and speaks frequently at a national level in these areas. Dr. Cheung received his M.D. degree from Albany Medical College in New York. He completed his Nephrology fellowship training from the University of California at San Diego. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Cheung has been active on various committees in the American Society of Nephrology and National Kidney Foundation. He has also co-chair national practice guidelines.
Researchers have long debated the optimal blood pressure for people older than age 50, especially in older adults who might not tolerate lower blood pressure. Alfred Cheung, MD, and colleagues at University of Utah Health led one of five national Clinical Center Networks to design and conduct the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Continue reading → Blood Pressure Treatment Target