University of Missouri School of Medicine MU Health School of Medicine

Ravi Nistala, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Profile

Clinical and Research Interests

Mechanisms leading to hypertensive and diabetic kidney diseases, The role of Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System and oxidative stress in kidney filtration barrier injury

Contact Information

Division: Nephrology
Department: Medicine
Office Phone: 882-7991
Office Address: DC043.00, 1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO

Board Certifications

  • 2008 Diplomate in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • 2010 Diplomate in Nephrology (American Board of Medicine Specialties)


  • Residency: 2005-2008 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Fellowship: Research: 2002-2004 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa
  • Fellowship: Clinical: 2008-2010 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri

Honors & Awards

  • 2009: Recipient of ASN/Boehringer Ingelheim Travel Support for Nephrology Fellows. American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • 2009: Marquis Who's Who in America 2010 & 2011 edition
  • 2009: Invitation for an oral presentation with Travel Award for "Forefronts in Basic, Clinical and Translational Research in Nephrology: A Nephrology Fellow Forum", Boston, MA
  • 2009: NKF sponsored Fellow Travel Support to attend NKF Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN

Professional Societies

  • 2007 - Present: American College of Physicians
  • 2006 - Present: American Medical Association
  • 2008 - Present: American Society of Nephrology
  • 2008 - Present: National Kidney Foundation
  • 2010 - 2014: Editorial Board "Chinese Journal of Clinicians"


Selected Publications

  • Chaudhary K, Buddineni JP, Nistala R, Whaley-Connell A. Resistant Hypertension in the High-Risk Metabolic Patient. Curr Diab Rep, 2011, February; 11(1):41-46
  • Nistala R, Whaley-Connell A. Current Therapy targeting Oxidative Stress: Statin. Book Chapter in "Oxidative Stress in Basic Research and Clinical Practice: Renal Disorders", November 2010
  • Nistala R, Whaley-Connell A. Micro vs. macrovascular reactivity in insulin resistance: the debate reignited. Am J Hypertens. 2010 May; 23(5):458
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