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Marta Christov, M.D., Ph.D.

Marta Christov

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Division of Nephrology
Westchester Medical Center
Macy Pavilion
Valhalla, NY 10595 

Personal Profile:

Marta Christov, M.D., Ph.D., completed her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School in 2004 and internal medicine residency training at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL in 2007. She completed her nephrology fellowship training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, in 2010, where she stayed on as instructor for 4 years. Dr. Christov came to Westchester Medical Center in 2015 and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College/ Westchester Medical Center. She has been involved in basic and translational research for over 10 years, currently working in the area of phosphate metabolism and renal bone disease, as well as the influence of anemia on mineral metabolism and FGF23. She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology.

Selected Publications:

* Christov, M, Waikar, SS, Pereira, RC, Havasi, A, Leaf DE, Goltzman, D, Pajevic, PD, Wolf, M, Jüppner, H. “Plasma FGF23 levels increase rapidly after acute kidney injury.” Kidney Int. 2013. Oct;84(4):776-85

* Knab, VM, Corbin, B, Andrukhova, O, Hum, JM, Ni, P, Rabadi, S, Maeda, A, White, KE, Erben, RG, Jueppner, H, Christov, M. Acute parathyroid hormone injection increases c-terminal, but not intact fibroblast growth factor 23 levels.  Endocrinology. 2017 Jan 23

Current academic projects:

Basic science:

* Role of acute blood loss on FGF23 production.

* Contribution of bone to FGF23 elevation in kidney disease.

Clinical research:

* Hospital-acquired anemia in dialysis patients.