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C. John Sperati, M.D., M.H.S.

Christopher John Sperati, M.D., M.H.S.
Co-Director, Hypertension Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Co-Director, Hypertension Program
  • Associate Program Director, Osler Medical Housestaff/Residency Training Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Atherosclerotic Renovascular Disease, Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS), Electrolyte Disorders, Fibromuscular Dysplasia (FMD), Fibrous Dysplasia, Glomerulonephritis, Hyperaldosteronism, Hypertension, Nephrology , Renal Artery Disease

Research Interests

Fibromuscular Dysplasia; Thrombotic microangiopathy; Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome


Dr. C. John Sperati is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include renal medicine. 

Dr. Sperati is co-director of the Hypertension Program and associate program director of the Osler Medical Housestaff/Residency Training Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

He obtained his medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and a Master in Health Science from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a year as an assistant chief of service (chief resident). He subsequently pursued subspecialty training in nephrology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and joined the faculty in the Division of Nephrology. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

Within the field of hypertension, Dr. Sperati’s particular interests are in fibromuscular dysplasia, atherosclerotic renal arterial disease, hyperaldosteronism and genetic hypertensive syndromes (most involve the kidney). He is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation, and is a fellow of the National Kidney Foundation. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine / MD (2000)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (2003)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Nephrology (2004)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Nephrology (2007)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2003, 2013)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (2007)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Gavriilaki E, Yuan X, Ye Z, Ambinder AJ, Shanbhag SP, Streiff MB, Kickler TS, Moliterno AR, Sperati CJ, Brodsky RA. "Modified Ham test for atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome." Blood. 2015 Jun 4;125(23):3637-46. doi: 10.1182/blood-2015-02-629683. Epub 2015 Apr 10.

    Sperati CJ, Moliterno AR. "Thrombotic microangiopathy: focus on atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome." Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2015 Jun;29(3):541-59. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2015.02.002. Epub 2015 Apr 4.

    Sperati CJ, Whaley-Connell A. "Secondary hypertension: beginnings and transitions." Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2015 May;22(3):177-8. doi: 10.1053/j.ackd.2015.03.001.

    Vernon HJ, Sperati CJ, King JD, et al. "A detailed analysis of methylmalonic acid kinetics during hemodialysis and after combined liver/kidney transplantation in a patient with mut0 methylmalonic academia." J Inherit Metab Dis. 2014 Nov; 37(6): 899–907. doi:10.1007/s10545-014-9730-7.

    Foy M, Sperati CJ, Lucas GM, Estrella MM. "Drug interactions and antiretroviral drug monitoring." Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2014 Sep;11(3):212-22. doi: 10.1007/s11904-014-0212-1.

    Amir A Naderi; Brian A Houston; C John Sperati; All wrapped up and nowhere to flow. The American journal of medicine 2012;125(9):876-9. 2012

    Elizabeth George; Girish N Nadkarni; Michelle M Estrella; Gregory M Lucas; C John Sperati; Mohamed G Atta; Derek M Fine; The impact of hepatitis C coinfection on kidney disease related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): a biopsy study. Medicine 2011;90(5):289-95. 2011

    C John Sperati; Michael B Streiff; Acute renal failure in a patient with antiphospholipid syndrome and immune thrombocytopenic purpura treated with eltrombopag. American journal of hematology 2010;85(9):724-6. 2010

    C John Sperati; Nada Alachkar; Ronald Rodriguez; Mark Haas; Michael J Choi; Incidental discovery of a renal cell carcinoma on native kidney biopsy. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2010;56(1):175-80. 2010

    Michelle M Estrella; Chistopher J Sperati; Wen H L Kao; Rulan S Parekh; Genetic epidemiology of chronic kidney disease. Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension 2010;19(3):283-91. 2010

    Joshua F Zeidner; Edwin J Ostrin; Emily Sydnor; Derek Fine; C John Sperati; The tissue's the issue. The American journal of medicine 2010;123(5):420-2. 2010

    Sayed Tabatabai; C John Sperati; Mohamed G Atta; Kashif Janjua; Christopher Roxbury; Gregory M Lucas; Derek M Fine; Predictors of complication after percutaneous ultrasound-guided kidney biopsy in HIV-infected individuals: possible role of hepatitis C and HIV co-infection. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2009;4(11):1766-73. 2009

    C John Sperati; Rulan S Parekh; Yvette Berthier-Schaad; Bernard G Jaar; Laura Plantinga; Nancy Fink; Neil R Powe; Michael W Smith; Josef Coresh; W H Linda Kao; Association of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in JAK3, STAT4, and STAT6 with new cardiovascular events in incident dialysis patients. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2009;53(5):845-55. 2009

    C John Sperati; Nisha Aggarwal; Aravind Arepally; Mohamed G Atta; Fibromuscular dysplasia. Kidney international 2009;75(3):333-6. 2009

    Priscilla K Brastianos; Jordan W Swanson; Michael Torbenson; John Sperati; Petros C Karakousis; Tuberculosis-associated haemophagocytic syndrome. The Lancet infectious diseases 2006;6(7):447-54. 2006

    C D Collard; A Väkevä; C Büküsoglu; G Zünd; C J Sperati; S P Colgan; G L Stahl; Reoxygenation of hypoxic human umbilical vein endothelial cells activates the classic complement pathway. Circulation 1997;96(1):326-33. 1997

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    • Fellow, National Kidney Foundation


    • American Society of Nephrology
    • National Kidney Foundation

    Professional Activities

    • Member, Faculty Senate, Johns Hopkins
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