Katharine L Cheung

Katharine L Cheung

Contact Information
E-mail: Katharine.L.Cheung@med.uvm.edu
Office Location:
Med-Nephrology, UHC 2309


M.Sc.      Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC  2003

M.D.        Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC  2007

Ph.D.       University of Vermont, Burlington, VT  2018

Postdoctoral Training

Internship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 2007-2008

Residency, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 2008-2010

Chief Resident, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 2010-2011

Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA 2011-2013

Academic Interests

Geriatric nephrology and palliative care

Prognostication and decision-making in end-stage kidney disease

Cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease

Academic Appointments

2010-2011, Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine

2013-2015, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Vermont College of Medicine

2015-2017, Clinical Instructor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine

2017-current, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Board Certification

2010 American Board of Internal Medicine

2013 American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Awards and Honors

Quality Improvement Award, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, January 2010

Recipient of the National Palliative Care Research Center Career Development Award 2018-2020



Cheung KL, Zakai NA, Callas PW, Howard G, Mahmoodi BK, Peralta CA, Judd SE, Kurella Tamura M, Cushman M. Mechanisms and mitigating factors for venous thromboembolism in chronic kidney disease: the REGARDS study. J Thromb Haemost. 2018 Sep;16(9):1743-1752. doi: 10.1111/jth.14235. Epub 2018 Aug 9. PubMed PMID: 29984467; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6123283.

Cheung KL, Bouchard BA, Cushman M. Venous thromboembolism, factor VIII and chronic kidney disease. Thromb Res. 2018 Jul 31;170:10-19. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2018.07.029. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 30081388.

Marks KJ, Hartman TJ, Judd SE, Ilori TO, Cheung KL, et al. Dietary oxidative balance scores and biomarkers of inflammation among individuals with and without chronic kidney disease. Nephron extra. 2018; 8(2):11-23.

Cheung KL, Zakai NA, Folsom AR, Kurella Tamura M, Peralta CA, Judd SE, Callas PW, Cushman M. Measures of Kidney Disease and the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in the REGARDS (Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) Study. Am J Kidney Dis. 2017 Aug;70(2):182-190. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.10.039. Epub 2017 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 28126238; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5522772.

Cheung KL, Periyakoil VS. Renal Palliative Care Studies: Coming of Age. J Palliat Med. 2016 Jun;19(6):582-3. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0175. Epub 2016 May 16. PubMed PMID: 27183468.

Arce CM, Rhee JJ, Cheung KL, Hedlin H, Kapphahn K, Franceschini N, Kalil RS, Martin LW, Qi L, Shara NM, Desai M, Stefanick ML, Winkelmayer WC; Women’s Health Initiative Investigators.. Kidney Function and Cardiovascular Events in Postmenopausal Women: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity in the Women's Health Initiative. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Feb;67(2):198-208. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.07.020. Epub 2015 Sep 1. PubMed PMID: 26337132; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4724531.

Cheung KL, Stefanick ML, Allison MA, LeBlanc ES, Vitolins MZ, Shara N, Chertow GM, Winkelmayer WC, Kurella Tamura M. Menopausal symptoms in women with chronic kidney disease. Menopause. 2015 Sep;22(9):1006-11. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000000416. PubMed PMID: 25628057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4515400.

Cheung KL, Montez-Rath ME, Chertow GM, Winkelmayer WC, Periyakoil VS, Kurella Tamura M. Prognostic stratification in older adults commencing dialysis. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Aug;69(8):1033-9. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glt289. Epub 2014 Jan 30. PubMed PMID: 24482541; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4111293.

Tong A, Cheung KL, Nair SS, Kurella Tamura M, Craig JC, Winkelmayer WC. Thematic synthesis of qualitative studies on patient and caregiver perspectives on end-of-life care in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jun;63(6):913-27. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.11.017. Epub 2014 Jan 7. PubMed PMID: 24411716.

Cheung KL, Lafayette RA. Renal physiology of pregnancy. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2013 May;20(3):209-14. doi: 10.1053/j.ackd.2013.01.012. Review. PubMed PMID: 23928384; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4089195.

Cheung KL, Soman S, Tamura MK. Special considerations in the management of chronic kidney disease in the elderly. Dial Transplant. 2011 Jun 1;40(6):241-243. PubMed PMID: 21799548; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3142958.

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