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Matthew G. Denker, MD

Matthew G. Denker, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Denker is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Nephrology, 2012

Additional Certification:

  • American Society of Hypertension

Clinical Expertise:

  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Nephrology Consultation
  • Proteinuria
  • Renovascular Hypertension

Description of Clinical Expertise

Hypertension including essential, secondary, complex, and resistant forms
Primay aldosteronism
Renovascular hypertension
Chronic Kidney Disease
End-stage renal disease/Dialysis

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Tufts - New England Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Society of Hypertension, National American Society of Nephrology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Denker is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

My clinical research focuses on hypertension as well as novel risk factors (e.g. uric acid) for chronic kidney disease progression.

Selected Publications:

Denker M, Boyle S, Anderson AH, Appel LJ, Chen J, Fink JC, Flack J, Go AS, Horwitz E, Hsu CY, Kusek JW, Lash JP, Navaneethan S, Ojo AO, Rahman M, Steigerwalt SP, Townsend RR, Feldman HI; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study Investigators.: Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC): overview and summary of selected findings CJASN 10 : 2015.

Denker MG, Cohen DL, Townsend RR: Catheter-based Renal Artery Denervation for Resistant Hypertension: Promise Unfulfilled or Unsettled? Current Atherosclerosis Reports 17 : 56,2015.

Denker MG, Cohen DL: Resistant Hypertension and Renal Nerve Denervation Methodist Debakey Cardiovascular Journal 11 : 2015.

Denker MG, Cohen DL: Antihypertensive Medications in End-Stage Renal Disease. Seminars in Dialysis 28 : 2015.

Denker MG, Cohen DL: Use of continuous positive airway pressure for sleep apnea in the treatment of hypertension Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension 23 (5): 462-7,2014.

Denker MG, Haddad DB, Townsend RR, Cohen DL: Blood pressure control 1 year after referral to a hypertension specialist Journal of Clinical Hypertension 15 (9): 624-9,2013.

Denker MG, Roy JA, Feldman HI: Uric acid and risk of chronic kidney disease progression (Poster Presentation) American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA : 2013.

Denker MG, Cohen DL: What is an appropriate blood pressure goal for the elderly: review of recent studies and practical recommendations Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging 8 : 1505-17,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Renal Office
1 Founders Pavilion
3400 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)