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Ronald G. Victor, M.D. [ Edit Your Profile ]

Work Email Address: Ronald.victor@cshs.org
Work Email Address: victorr@cshs.org

Work Phone Number: (310) 248-7641

Office Address:
8700 Beverly Blvd
Rm 378
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Work
Position/Title
Director, Hypertension Center
Associate Director, Cedar-Sinai Heart Institute
Executive Committee, Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Member, CTSI, Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP)

Education:
Degrees:
M.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1974 - 1978
A.B., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1970 - 1974
Fellowship:
1983 - 1984 University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Swedem, Neurophysiologyy
Fellowship:
1983 - 1984 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1981 - 1983 Duke University, Durham, NC
Residency:
1978 - 1981 University of California, Los Angeles

Publications
Kontak Andrew C, Victor Ronald G, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Dexmedetomidine as a novel countermeasure for cocaine-induced central sympathoexcitation in cocaine-addicted humans. Hypertension. 2013; 61(2): 388-94.
Price Angela, Raheja Prafull, Wang Zhongyun, Arbique Debbie, Adams-Huet Beverley, Mitchell Jere H, Victor Ronald G, Thomas Gail D, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Differential effects of nebivolol versus metoprolol on functional sympatholysis in hypertensive humans. Hypertension. 2013; 61(6): 1263-9.
Mogler Braden K, Shu Suzanne B, Fox Craig R, Goldstein Noah J, Victor Ronald G, Escarce José J, Shapiro Martin F, Using insights from behavioral economics and social psychology to help patients manage chronic diseases. Journal of general internal medicine. 2013; 28(5): 711-8.
Victor Ronald G, Expanding pharmacists' role in the era of health care reform. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2012; 69(22): 1959.
Khanna Raman Ravi, Victor Ronald G, Bibbins-Domingo Kirsten, Shapiro Martin F, Pletcher Mark J, Missed Opportunities for Treatment of Uncontrolled Hypertension at Physician Office Visits in the United States, 2005 Through 2009. Archives of internal medicine. 2012; 35(11): 1-2.
Szczepaniak Lidia S, Victor Ronald G, Mathur Ruchi, Nelson Michael D, Szczepaniak Edward W, Tyer Nicole, Chen Ida, Unger Roger H, Bergman Richard N, Lingvay Ildiko, Pancreatic Steatosis and Its Relationship to ?-Cell Dysfunction in Humans: Racial and ethnic variations. Diabetes care. 2012; 35(11): 2377-83.
Martin Elizabeth A, Barresi Rita, Byrne Barry J, Tsimerinov Evgeny I, Scott Bryan L, Walker Ashley E, Gurudevan Swaminatha V, Anene Francine, Elashoff Robert M, Thomas Gail D, Victor Ronald G, Tadalafil alleviates muscle ischemia in patients with becker muscular dystrophy. Science translational medicine. 2012; 4(162): 162ra155.
Thomas Gail D, Ye Jianfeng, De Nardi Claudio, Monopoli Angela, Ongini Ennio, Victor Ronald G, Treatment with a Nitric Oxide-Donating NSAID Alleviates Functional Muscle Ischemia in the Mouse Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. PloS one. 2012; 7(11): e49350.
Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Kario Kazuomi, Atlas Steven A, Victor Ronald G, Central sympatholytic drugs. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 2011; 13(9): 658-61.
Thompson Keith A, Kar Saibal, Makkar Raj, Victor Ronald G, Drug-resistant hypertension: is renal sympathetic denervation the answer?. Current cardiology reports. 2011; 13(2): 93-5.
Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Wang Zhongyun, Arbique Debbie, Arbique Gary, Adams-Huet Beverley, Mitchell Jere H, Victor Ronald G, Thomas Gail D, Functional sympatholysis is impaired in hypertensive humans. The Journal of physiology. 2011; 589(Pt 5): 1209-20.
Martin Elizabeth A, Victor Ronald G, Premise, promise, and potential limitations of invasive devices to treat hypertension. Current cardiology reports. 2011; 13(1): 86-92.
Abbas Aamer, Szczepaniak Lidia S, Tuncel Meryem, McGavock Jonathan M, Huet Beverley, Fadel Paul J, Wang Zhongyun, Arbique Debbie, Victor Ronald, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Adiposity-independent sympathetic activity in black men. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 2010; 108(6): 1613-8.
Victor Ronald G, Ravenell Joseph E, Freeman Anne, Leonard David, Bhat Deepa G, Shafiq Moiz, Knowles Patricia, Storm Joy S, Adhikari Emily, Bibbins-Domingo Kirsten, Coxson Pamela G, Pletcher Mark J, Hannan Peter, Haley Robert W, Effectiveness of a Barber-Based Intervention for Improving Hypertension Control in Black Men: The BARBER-1 Study: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Archives of internal medicine. 2010; .
Kontak Andrew C, Wang Zhongyun, Arbique Debbie, Adams-Huet Beverley, Auchus Richard J, Nesbitt Shawna D, Victor Ronald G, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Reversible sympathetic overactivity in hypertensive patients with primary aldosteronism. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 2010; 95(10): 4756-61.
Augustyniak Robert A, Picken Maria M, Leonard David, Zhou Xin J, Zhang Weiguo, Victor Ronald G, Sympathetic nerves and the progression of chronic kidney disease during 5/6 nephrectomy: studies in sympathectomized rats. Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology. 2010; 37(1): 12-8.
Victor Ronald G, Ravenell Joseph E, Freeman Anne, Bhat Deepa G, Storm Joy S, Shafiq Moiz, Knowles Patricia, Hannan Peter J, Haley Robert, Leonard David, A barber-based intervention for hypertension in African American men: design of a group randomized trial. American heart journal. 2009; 157(1): 30-6.
Ferdinand Keith C, Flack John M, Saunders Elijah, Victor Ronald, Watson Karol, Kursun Attila, Jamieson Michael J, Shi Harry, Amlodipine/Atorvastatin single-pill therapy for blood pressure and lipid goals in African Americans: influence of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 2009; 11(10): 585-93.
Young Colin N, Fisher James P, Gallagher Kevin M, Whaley-Connell Adam, Chaudhary Kunal, Victor Ronald G, Thomas Gail D, Fadel Paul J, Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase evokes central sympatho-excitation in healthy humans. The Journal of physiology. 2009; 587(Pt 20): 4977-86.
Oeffinger Kevin C, Adams-Huet Beverley, Victor Ronald G, Church Timothy S, Snell Peter G, Dunn Andrea L, Eshelman-Kent Debra A, Ross Robert, Janiszewski Peter M, Turoff Alicia J, Brooks Sandra, Vega Gloria Lena, Insulin resistance and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in young adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 2009; 27(22): 3698-704.
Victor Ronald G, Leonard David, Hess Paul, Bhat Deepa G, Jones Jennifer, Vaeth Patrice A C, Ravenell Joseph, Freeman Anne, Wilson Ruth P, Haley Robert W, Factors associated with hypertension awareness, treatment, and control in Dallas County, Texas. Archives of internal medicine. 2008; 168(12): 1285-93.
Moser Marvin, Wright Jackson T, Victor Ronald G, Handler Joel, How to treat hypertension in patients with coronary heart disease disease. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 2008; 10(5): 390-7.
Flack John M, Victor Ronald, Watson Karol, Ferdinand Keith C, Saunders Elijah, Tarasenko Lisa, Jamieson Michael J, Shi Harry, Bruschi Pia, Improved attainment of blood pressure and cholesterol goals using single-pill amlodipine/atorvastatin in African Americans: the CAPABLE trial. Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic. 2008; 83(1): 35-45.
Shafiq Moiz M, Menon Dileep V, Victor Ronald G, Oral direct renin inhibition: premise, promise, and potential limitations of a new antihypertensive drug. The American journal of medicine. 2008; 121(4): 265-71.
Victor Ronald G, Shafiq Moiz M, Sympathetic neural mechanisms in human hypertension. Current hypertension reports. 2008; 10(3): 241-7.
Victor Ronald G, Treating hypertension in the very elderly. Current cardiology reports. 2008; 10(6): 437-9.
Janiszewski Peter M, Oeffinger Kevin C, Church Timothy S, Dunn Andrea L, Eshelman Debra A, Victor Ronald G, Brooks Sandra, Turoff Alicia J, Sinclair Erin, Murray Jeffrey C, Bashore Lisa, Ross Robert, Abdominal obesity, liver fat, and muscle composition in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 2007; 92(10): 3816-21.
Canham Russell M, Das Sandeep R, Leonard David, Abdullah Shuaib M, Mehta Sameer K, Chung Anne K, Li Jia-Ling, Victor Ronald G, Auchus Richard J, Drazner Mark H, Alpha2cDel322-325 and beta1Arg389 adrenergic polymorphisms are not associated with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction or increased left ventricular volume. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2007; 49(2): 274-6.
Hess Paul L, Reingold Jason S, Jones Jennifer, Fellman Melissa A, Knowles Premere, Ravenell Joseph E, Kim Stacey, Raju Jamie, Ruger Erica, Clark Sharonda, Okoro Chibuike, Ogunji Ore, Knowles Patricia, Leonard David, Wilson Ruth P, Haley Robert W, Ferdinand Keith C, Freeman Anne, Victor Ronald G, Barbershops as hypertension detection, referral, and follow-up centers for black men. Hypertension. 2007; 49(5): 1040-6.
McGavock Jonathan M, Lingvay Ildiko, Zib Ivana, Tillery Tommy, Salas Naomi, Unger Roger, Levine Benjamin D, Raskin Philip, Victor Ronald G, Szczepaniak Lidia S, Cardiac steatosis in diabetes mellitus: a 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Circulation. 2007; 116(10): 1170-5.
Menon Dileep V, Wang Zhongyun, Fadel Paul J, Arbique Debbie, Leonard David, Li Jia-Ling, Victor Ronald G, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Central sympatholysis as a novel countermeasure for cocaine-induced sympathetic activation and vasoconstriction in humans. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2007; 50(7): 626-33.
Szczepaniak Lidia S, Victor Ronald G, Orci Lelio, Unger Roger H, Forgotten but not gone: the rediscovery of fatty heart, the most common unrecognized disease in America. Circulation research. 2007; 101(8): 759-67.
Auchus Richard J, Chandler Donald W, Singeetham Sarita, Chokshi Neema, Nwariaku Fiemu E, Dolmatch Bart L, Holt Shelby A, Wians Frank H, Josephs Shellie C, Trimmer Clayton K, Lopera Jorge, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Nesbitt Shawna D, Leonard David, Victor Ronald G, Measurement of 18-hydroxycorticosterone during adrenal vein sampling for primary aldosteronism. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 2007; 92(7): 2648-51.
Victor Ronald G, Pathophysiology of target-organ disease: does angiotensin II remain the key?. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 2007; 9(11 Suppl 4): 4-10.
Victor Ronald G, Treating high blood pressure in patients with stable coronary artery disease: how low should we go?. Current cardiology reports. 2007; 9(6): 437-40.
McGavock Jonathan M, Victor Ronald G, Unger Roger H, Szczepaniak Lidia S, Szczepaniak Lidia S, Adiposity of the heart, revisited. Annals of internal medicine. 2006; 144(7): 517-24.
Li Jia-Ling, Canham Russell M, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Leonard David, Auchus Richard J, Victor Ronald G, Do allelic variants in alpha2A and alpha2C adrenergic receptors predispose to hypertension in blacks?. Hypertension. 2006; 47(6): 1140-6.
Hollier John M, Martin Dan F, Bell Darin M, Li Jia-Ling, Chirachanchai Mike G, Menon Dileep V, Leonard David, Wu Xiaodong, Cooper Richard S, McKenzie Colin, Victor Ronald G, Auchus Richard J, Epithelial sodium channel allele T594M is not associated with blood pressure or blood pressure response to amiloride. Hypertension. 2006; 47(3): 428-33.
Augustyniak Robert A, Victor Ronald G, Morgan Donald A, Zhang Weiguo, L-NAME- and ADMA-induced sympathetic neural activation in conscious rats. American journal of physiology. Regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology. 2006; 290(3): R726-32.
Nwariaku Fiemu E, Miller Barbra S, Auchus Richard, Holt Shelby, Watumull Lori, Dolmatch Bart, Nesbitt Shawna, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Victor Ronald, Wians Frank, Livingston Edward, Snyder William H, Primary hyperaldosteronism: effect of adrenal vein sampling on surgical outcome. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2006; 141(5): 497-502; discussion 502-3.
Moser Marvin, Giles Thomas D, Pickering Thomas G, Victor Ronald G, The ASCOT Trial--are beta-blockers still useful as antihypertensive medication?. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 2006; 8(10): 723-8.
Kramer Holly, Toto Robert, Peshock Ronald, Cooper Richard, Victor Ronald, Association between chronic kidney disease and coronary artery calcification: the Dallas Heart Study. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2005; 16(2): 507-13.
Dries Daniel L, Victor Ronald G, Rame J Eduardo, Cooper Richard S, Wu Xiaodong, Zhu Xiaofeng, Leonard David, Ho Su-Inn, Wu Qingyu, Post Wendy, Drazner Mark H, Corin gene minor allele defined by 2 missense mutations is common in blacks and associated with high blood pressure and hypertension. Circulation. 2005; 112(16): 2403-10.
Reingold Jason S, McGavock Jonathan M, Kaka Shaheen, Tillery Tommy, Victor Ronald G, Szczepaniak Lidia S, Determination of triglyceride in the human myocardium by magnetic resonance spectroscopy: reproducibility and sensitivity of the method. American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism. 2005; 289(5): E935-9.
Drazner Mark H, Dries Daniel L, Peshock Ronald M, Cooper Richard S, Klassen Chris, Kazi Farhana, Willett DuWayne, Victor Ronald G, Left ventricular hypertrophy is more prevalent in blacks than whites in the general population: the Dallas Heart Study. Hypertension. 2005; 46(1): 124-9.
Augustyniak Robert A, Thomas Gail D, Victor Ronald G, Zhang Weiguo, Nitric oxide pathway as new drug targets for refractory hypertension. Current pharmaceutical design. 2005; 11(25): 3307-15.
Moser Marvin, Victor Ronald, Handler Joel, Secondary hypertension--whom and how do you study? What type of therapy is appropriate?. Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.). 2005; 7(4): 224-30.
Yancy Clyde W, Victor Ronald, Summary: Cardiovascular disease in African Americans. Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.). 2005; 10(1): 44.
Haley Robert W, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Wolfe Gil I, Bryan Wilson W, Armitage Roseanne, Hoffmann Robert F, Petty Frederick, Callahan Timothy S, Charuvastra Elizabeth, Shell William E, Marshall W Wesley, Victor Ronald G, Blunted circadian variation in autonomic regulation of sinus node function in veterans with Gulf War syndrome. The American journal of medicine. 2004; 117(7): 469-78.
Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Taylor J Andrew, Victor Ronald G, Effects of cocaine on heart rate variability in healthy subjects. The American journal of cardiology. 2004; 93(3): 385-8.
Fadel Paul J, Orer Hakan S, Barman Susan M, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Victor Ronald G, Gebber Gerard L, Fractal properties of human muscle sympathetic nerve activity. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology. 2004; 286(3): H1076-87.
Spranger Cathy B, Ries Andrea J, Berge Carrie A, Radford Nina B, Victor Ronald G, Identifying gaps between guidelines and clinical practice in the evaluation and treatment of patients with hypertension. The American journal of medicine. 2004; 117(1): 14-8.
Nesbitt Shawna, Victor Ronald G, Pathogenesis of hypertension in African Americans. Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.). 2004; 10(1): 24-9.
Victor Ronald G, Haley Robert W, Willett DuWayne L, Peshock Ronald M, Vaeth Patrice C, Leonard David, Basit Mujeeb, Cooper Richard S, Iannacchione Vincent G, Visscher Wendy A, Staab Jennifer M, Hobbs Helen H, Hobbs Helen H, The Dallas Heart Study: a population-based probability sample for the multidisciplinary study of ethnic differences in cardiovascular health. The American journal of cardiology. 2004; 93(12): 1473-80.
Barman Susan M, Fadel Paul J, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Victor Ronald G, Gebber Gerard L, Basis for the cardiac-related rhythm in muscle sympathetic nerve activity of humans. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology. 2003; 284(2): H584-97.
Szczepaniak Lidia S, Dobbins Robert L, Metzger Gregory J, Sartoni-D'Ambrosia Greta, Arbique Debbie, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Unger Roger, Victor Ronald G, Myocardial triglycerides and systolic function in humans: in vivo evaluation by localized proton spectroscopy and cardiac imaging. Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2003; 49(3): 417-23.
Fadel Paul J, Wang Zhongyun, Tuncel Meryem, Watanabe Hitoshi, Abbas Aamer, Arbique Debbie, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Haley Robert W, Victor Ronald G, Thomas Gail D, Reflex sympathetic activation during static exercise is severely impaired in patients with myophosphorylase deficiency. The Journal of physiology. 2003; 548(Pt 3): 983-93.
Wilson Ruth P, Freeman Anne, Kazda Michael J, Andrews Thomas C, Berry Leonard, Vaeth Patrice A C, Victor Ronald G, Lay beliefs about high blood pressure in a low- to middle-income urban African-American community: an opportunity for improving hypertension control. The American journal of medicine. 2002; 112(1): 26-30.
Crandall Craig G, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Victor Ronald G, Mechanism of cocaine-induced hyperthermia in humans. Annals of internal medicine. 2002; 136(11): 785-91.
Tuncel Meryem, Wang Zhongyun, Arbique Debbie, Fadel Paul J, Victor Ronald G, Vongpatanasin Wanpen, Mechanism of the blood pressure--raising effect of cocaine in humans. Circulation. 2002; 105(9): 1054-9.
Chavoshan Bahman, Sander Mikael, Sybert Troy E, Hansen Jim, Victor Ronald G, Thomas Gail D, Nitric oxide-dependent modulation of sympathetic neural control of oxygenation in exercising human skeletal muscle. The Journal of physiology. 2002; 540(Pt 1): 377-86.
Tuncel Meryem, Augustyniak Robert, Zhang Weiguo, Toto Robert D, Victor Ronald G, Sympathetic nervous system function in renal hypertension. Current hypertension reports. 2002; 4(3): 229-36.
Augustyniak Robert A, Tuncel Meryem, Zhang Weiguo, Toto Robert D, Victor Ronald G, Sympathetic overactivity as a cause of hypertension in chronic renal failure. Journal of hypertension. 2002; 20(1): 3-9.
Abate N I, Mansour Y H, Tuncel M, Arbique D, Chavoshan B, Kizilbash A, Howell-Stampley T, Vongpatanasin W, Victor R G, Overweight and sympathetic overactivity in black Americans. Hypertension. 2001; 38(3): 379-83.