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Patricia W. Finn, MD. Department Chair

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Ana C. Ricardo, M.D., M.P.H, M.S.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine                                                                                        

Administrative Positions:

Division: Nephrology

Location: 820 S. Wood St., Suite 470 (MC 793), Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312)996-8392 (Office) Fax: (312)996-7378



MD, Pontificial Javeriana University, Bogota, Colombia (1999)

Intern, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL (2002-2003)

Resident, Internal Medicine, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL (2003-2006)

Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2009-2012)

Faculty Positions:

Clinical Specialties

Research Interests

Selected Publications

  1. Lora CM, Daviglus ML, Kusek JW, Porter A, Ricardo AC, Go AS and Lash JP. Chronic kidney disease in United States Hispanics: a growing public health problem. Ethn. Dis. 19:466-472, 2009.
  2. Ricardo AC, Fischer MJ, Peck A, Turyk M and Lash JP. Depressive symptoms and chronic kidney disease: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2006. Int. Urol. Nephrol. 42:1063-1068, 2010.
  3. Freeman VL, Ricardo AC, Campbell RT, Barret RE and Warnecke RB. Association of Census Tract-Level Socioeconomic Status with Prostate Cancer-Specific Survival. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 20(10):2150-9, 2011.
  4. Fischer MJ, Go A, Lora C, Ackerson L, Cohan J, Kusek J, Mercado A, Ojo A, Ricardo AC, Rosen L, Tao K, Xie D, Feldman HI and Lash J. Chronic kidney disease in Hispanics: Baseline characteristics of the Hispanic Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study.  Am. J. Kidney Dis. 58(2):214-27, 2011.
  5. Ricardo AC, Lash JP, Fischer MJ, Lora CM, Budoff M, Keane M, Kusek JW, Martinez M, Nessel L, Stamos T, Ojo A, Rahman M, Soliman EZ, Yang W, Feldman HI and Go AS. Cardiovascular Disease among Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Clin. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 6(9):2121-2131, 2011.
  6. Mendoza JM, Isakova T, Ricardo AC, Xie H, Navaneethan SD, Anderson AH, Bazzano LA, Xie D, Kretzler M, Nessel L, Hamm LL, Negrea L, Leonard MB, Raj D and Wolf M; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort. Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 and Inflammation in CKD. Clin. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 7(7):1155-62, 2012.
  7. Turek NF, Ricardo AC and Lash JP. Sleep Disturbances as Nontraditional Risk Factors for Development and Progression of CKD: Review of the Evidence. Am. J. Kidney Dis. 60(5):823-33, 2012.  
  8. Akkina SK, Ricardo AC, Patel A, Das A, Bazzano LA, Brecklin C, Fischer MJ and Lash JP. Illicit drug use, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease in the US adult population. Transl. Res. 160(6):391-8, 2012.
  9. Lora CM, Ricardo AC, Brecklin CS, Fischer MJ, Rosman RT, Carmona E, Lopez A, Balaram M, Nessel L, Tao KK, Xie D, Kusek JW, Go AS and Lash JP. Recruitment of Hispanics into an observational study of chronic kidney disease: The Hispanic Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study experience. Contemp. Clin. Trials. 33(6):1238-44, 2012.
  10. Mishra RK, Li Y, Ricardo AC, Yang W, Keane M, Cuevas M, Christenson R, Defilippi C, Chen J, He J, Kallem RR, Raj DS, Schelling JR, Wright J, Go AS and Shlipak MG; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Investigators. Association of N-terminal Pro-B-type Natriuretic Peptide With Left Ventricular Structure and Function in Chronic Kidney Disease (from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort [CRIC]). Am. J. Cardiol. 111(3):432-8, 2012.
  11. Ricardo AC, Madero M, Yang W, Anderson C, Menezes M, Fischer MJ, Turyk M, Daviglus ML, Lash JP. Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle and All-Cause Mortality in CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 8(4):602-609, 2013
  12. Ricardo AC, Hacker E, Lora CM, Ackerson L, DeSalvo KB, Go A, Kusek JW, Nessel L, Ojo A, Townsend RR, Xie D, Ferrans CE, Lash JP; CRIC Investigators. Validation of the Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form 36 (KDQOL-36) US Spanish and English versions in a cohort of Hispanics with chronic kidney disease. Ethn Dis. 23(2):202-9, 2013.