Division of Nephrology

Matthew K. Abramowitz, M.D.

Dr. Matthew K. Abramowitz

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Nephrology)

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health


Professional Interests

Matthew Abramowitz, M.D., M.S. completed his medical education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center, where he was a Chief Resident.  He remained at Einstein/Montefiore for nephrology fellowship and earned a Masters in Clinical Research through Einstein’s Clinical Research Training Program.  He is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health at Einstein.

Dr. Abramowitz’s research focuses on chronic metabolic acidosis, skeletal muscle function, and functional impairment in patients with chronic kidney disease.  He is the recipient of a Career Development Award from the Einstein/Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and a Carl Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant from the American Society of Nephrology.


Selected Publications

Shah SN, Abramowitz M, Hostetter TH, Melamed ML. Serum bicarbonate levels and the progression of kidney disease: a cohort study.  American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2009 Aug;54(2):270-277

Alencar C, Abramowitz M, Parekh S, Braunshweig I, Jacobson M, Silverman L, Verma A. Atypical presentations of Sweet's syndrome in patients with MDS/AML receiving combinations of hypomethylating agents with histone deacetylase inhibitors. American Journal of Hematology 2009 Oct; 84(10):688-689

Abramowitz M, Muntner P, Coco M, Southern W, Lotwin I, Hostetter TH, Melamed ML. Serum alkaline phosphatase and phosphate and risk of mortality and hospitalization. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 5: 1064-1071, 2010

Bauer C, Abramowitz M, Hostetter TH. Is angiotensin blockade indicated in the elderly? Nature Reviews Nephrology 2010 Jan; 6(1): 11-12

Abramowitz MK, Hostetter TH, Melamed ML. Association of serum bicarbonate levels with gait speed and quadriceps strength in older adults. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 58: 29-38, 2011

Skversky AL, Kumar J, Abramowitz MK, Kaskel FJ, Melamed ML. Association of glucocorticoid use and low 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES): 2001-2006. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:3838-3845, 2011

Turner J, Bauer C, Abramowitz MK, Melamed ML, Hostetter TH. Treatment of chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int 81: 351-362, 2012

Abramowitz MK, Hostetter TH, Melamed ML. Lower serum bicarbonate and a higher anion gap are associated with lower cardiorespiratory fitness in young adults. Kidney Int 81:1033-42, 2012

Abramowitz MK, Hostetter TH, Melamed ML. Serum anion gap, kidney function, and mortality in US adults. Kidney Int 82: 701-709, 2012

Abramowitz MK, Melamed ML, Bauer C, Raff AC, Hostetter TH. Effects of oral sodium bicarbonate in patients with CKD. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 8:714-20, 2013

Chen W, Abramowitz MK. Treatment of Metabolic Acidosis in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2013 Aug 7, advance online publication

Amodu A, Abramowitz MK. Dietary acid, age, and serum bicarbonate levels among adults in the United States. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2013 Sep 19, advance online publication


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