Sandra J. Taler, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Nephrologist
  1. High blood pressure
  2. Obesity
  3. Secondary high blood pressure
  1. Kidney donation
  2. Living donor kidney transplant
  • Transplant hypertension
  • Resistant hypertension
  • Living kidney donation
  • Obesity issues in kidney transplantation
  • Secondary hypertension
  1. 1988
    Fellow - NephrologyBoston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
  2. 1987
    Fellow - Hypertension: Clinical and Research TrainingCardiovascular Institute, Boston University School of Medicine
  3. 1986
    Resident - Internal MedicineHennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  4. 1984
    Internship - Internal MedicineHennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  5. 1983
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1979
    BS - BiologyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Certifications

  1. 1988
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1986
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Marvin Moser Clinical Hypertension AwardAmerican Society of Hypertension
  2. 2013
    Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectMayo Office Support Services
  3. 2012
    Honorable Mention - Good Author ProjectMayo Office Support Services
  4. 2011
    Laureate AwardDivision of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2010
    FellowAmerican Society of Hypertension
  6. 2001
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  7. 1999
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  8. 1999
    FellowCouncil for High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association
  9. 1979
    Summa Cum LaudeUniversity of Minnesota
  10. 1979
    Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor SocietyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  11. 1979
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  12. 1975
    Presidential ScholarUniversity of Minnesota
  13. 1975
    National Merit ScholarNational Merit Scholarship Foundation
  14. 1975
    ScholarshipCollege of Liberal Arts, Alliss Foundation, University of Minnesota
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Professional memberships

  1. 2016
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Hypertension 31st Annual Scientific Meeting 2016
  2. 2016
    Moderator - Scientific AbstractsAmerican Society of Nephrology Renal Week 2016
  3. 2016
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Nephrology Renal Week 2016
  4. 2016
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Transplantation
  5. 2016
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Transplantation
  6. 2015 - 2018
    MemberPost Graduate Education Committee, American Society of Nephrology
  7. 2015 - 2016
    Program Committee MemberAmerican Society of Hypertension 31st Annual Scientific Meeting 2016
  8. 2015
    SpeakerASN Highlights Team, American Society of Nephrology
  9. 2015 - present
    ChairCertified Hypertension Clinician Examination Committee, ASH Specialists Program Examination Committee
  10. 2014 - 2016
    MemberScientific Awards Committee, American Society of Hypertension
  11. 2014
    Abstract Reviewer29th Scientific Meeting 2014, American Society of Hypertension
  12. 2014
    Program Committee Representative30th Scientific Meeting 2015, American Society of Hypertension
  13. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerRenal Week 2014, American Society of Nephrology
  14. 2014
    Session ChairAmerican Diabetes Association
  15. 2014
    Invited SpeakerRenal Week 2014, American Society of Nephrology
  16. 2014
    Invited SpeakerNational Kidney Foundation
  17. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  18. 2013 - 2016
    ChairMarketing Committee, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center
  19. 2013 - 2015
    Committee Memberup Care of Living Kidney Donors, -, Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes Clinical Practice Guideline Work Group on the Evaluation and Follow
  20. 2013
    Abstract Reviewer28th Scientific Meeting 2013, American Society of Hypertension
  21. 2013
    Session Moderator28th Scientific Meeting 2013, American Society of Hypertension
  22. 2012 - 2014
    Vice ChairLiving Donor Committee, United Network for Organ Sharing
  23. 2012 - 2014
    MemberPolicy Oversight Committee, United Network for Organ Sharing
  24. 2012 - 2014
    MemberAd Hoc Data Management Working Group, United Network for Organ Sharing
  25. 2012 - 2013
    Project ChairNephrology Division Service Collaborative Silver Quality Project, Quality, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
  26. 2012 - 2013
    Lead/ChairNephrology Division Service Collaborative Silver Quality Project, Quality, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
  27. 2012
    SpeakerASN Highlights Team, American Society of Nephrology
  28. 2012
    Abstract Reviewer27th Scientific Meeting 2012, American Society of Hypertension
  29. 2012
    Abstract ReviewerRenal Week 2012, American Society of Nephrology
  30. 2012
    Session ModeratorRenal Week 2012, American Society of Nephrology
  31. 2012
    Co-ChairNational Kidney Foundation
  32. 2012 - present
    Co-ChairComplex Donor Committee, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center
  33. 2011 - 2016
    MemberHypertension Advisory Group, American Society of Nephrology
  34. 2011 - 2016
    MemberHypertension Writing Group Steering Committee, American Society of Hypertension
  35. 2011 - 2014
    MemberRegion 7, United Network for Organ Sharing
  36. 2011 - 2013
    Regional RepresentativeLiving Donor Committee, United Network for Organ Sharing
  37. 2011 - 2012
    Lead/ChairFistula First Silver Quality Project, Quality, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
  38. 2011
    Session Moderator26th Scientific Meeting 2011, American Society of Hypertension
  39. 2011
    Program Committee Representative27th Scientific Meeting 2012, American Society of Hypertension
  40. 2011 - present
    MemberAsk Mayo Expert Workgroup, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  41. 2010 - 2013
    Vice PresidentBoard of Directors, American Society of Hypertension
  42. 2010
    Abstract Reviewer25th Scientific Meeting 2010, American Society of Hypertension
  43. 2010 - present
    ChairQuality, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  44. 2010 - present
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  45. 2010 - present
    FellowAmerican Society of Hypertension
  46. 2009
    Peer Review ConsultantAmerican Society of Hypertension
  47. 2009
    Abstract Reviewer82nd Scientific Sessions 2009, American Heart Association
  48. 2009
    Abstract Reviewer24th Scientific Meeting 2009, American Society of Hypertension
  49. 2008 - 2010
    SecretaryBoard of Directors, American Society of Hypertension
  50. 2008
    Abstract Reviewer81st Scientific Sessions 2008, American Heart Association
  51. 2008
    Program Committee Representative23rd Scientific Meeting 2008, American Society of Hypertension
  52. 2008
    Abstract Reviewer23rd Scientific Meeting 2008, American Society of Hypertension
  53. 2007 - 2013
    MemberCenter for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) Committee, Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities
  54. 2007
    Program Committee Representative22nd Scientific Meeting 2007, American Society of Hypertension
  55. 2007
    Abstract Reviewer22nd Scientific Meeting 2007, American Society of Hypertension
  56. 2007
    Session ModeratorAmerican Transplant Congress 2007, American Society of Transplantation
  57. 2006 - 2008
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Transplantation
  58. 2006
    Program Committee Representative21st Scientific Meeting 2006, American Society of Hypertension
  59. 2006
    Abstract Reviewer21st Scientific Meeting 2006, American Society of Hypertension
  60. 2006
    Course Co-DirectorThird Annual Scientific Meeting, The Midwest Regional Chapter, American Society of Hypertension
  61. 2005 - 2008
    MemberBoard of Directors, American Society of Hypertension
  62. 2005
    Course Co-DirectorSecond Annual Scientific Meeting, The Midwest Regional Chapter, American Society of Hypertension
  63. 2005
    Session ModeratorAmerican Transplant Congress 2005, American Society of Transplantation
  64. 2005 - present
    MemberComplex Donor Committee, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center
  65. 2004 - 2010
    Continuing Medical Education ChairDivision of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  66. 2004 - 2009
    MemberSteering and Practice Committee, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  67. 2004 - 2009
    DirectorPatient Education, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  68. 2004 - 2009
    Associate Chair for EducationEducation Committee, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  69. 2004 - 2008
    Board MemberThe Midwest Regional Chapter, American Society of Hypertension
  70. 2004
    Course Co-DirectorFirst Inaugural Scientific Meeting, The Midwest Regional Chapter, American Society of Hypertension
  71. 2004
    Session ModeratorRenal Week 2004, American Society of Nephrology
  72. 2004 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  73. 2004 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  74. 2004 - present
    ChairASH Specialists Program Examination Committee
  75. 2002
    Program Committee Representative17th Scientific Meeting 2002, American Society of Hypertension
  76. 2001 - 2007
    MemberCME Committee, American Society of Hypertension
  77. 2001 - present
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  78. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  79. 2000 - 2003
    MemberMembership Committee, American Society of Hypertension
  80. 2000
    Abstract Reviewer73rd Scientific Sessions 2000, American Heart Association
  81. 2000
    Session Planner73rd Scientific Sessions 2000, American Heart Association
  82. 2000
    Session Moderator73rd Scientific Sessions 2000, American Heart Association
  83. 1999 - 2003
    MemberASH Specialists Program Examination Committee
  84. 1999
    Abstract Reviewer72nd Scientific Sessions 1999, American Heart Association
  85. 1999
    Session Planner72nd Scientific Sessions 1999, American Heart Association
  86. 1999 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  87. 1999 - present
    Specialist in Clinical HypertensionAmerican Society of Hypertension
  88. 1999 - present
    FellowCouncil for High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association
  89. 1998 - 2002
    ChairTrip Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  90. 1998
    Abstract Reviewer71st Scientific Sessions 1998, American Heart Association
  91. 1998
    Session Moderator71st Scientific Sessions 1998, American Heart Association
  92. 1997 - 1998
    Vice ChairTrip Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  93. 1997
    Abstract Reviewer70th Scientific Sessions 1997, American Heart Association
  94. 1996 - 2000
    MemberLeadership Education Subcommittee, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  95. 1996 - 1999
    Resident AdvisorMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  96. 1996 - 1997
    MemberTrip Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  97. 1996
    MemberPractice Enhancement Task Force, Mayo Clinic Committees
  98. 1995 - 2004
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of Hypertension & Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  99. 1995 - 2004
    Education ChairDivision of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  100. 1995
    MemberPICOS PAME Team, Continuous Improvement Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  101. 1994 - 1998
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  102. 1994 - 1997
    MemberSubcommittee on Continuing Medical Education, Department of Internal Medicine
  103. 1994 - 1995
    Resident AdvisorMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  104. 1993 - 2004
    Educational CoordinatorDivision of Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  105. 1992 - 2004
    MemberTransplant Hypertension Core Group, Division of Hypertension & Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  106. 1992
    MemberGrowth and Development Task Force, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  107. 1991 - 1995
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  108. 1990 - 2004
    MemberSubcommittee on General Medical Training, Department of Internal Medicine
  109. 1989 - 1996
    MemberWomen's Advisory Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  110. 1989 - 1992
    Resident AdvisorMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  111. 1989 - 1991
    Residency Applicant InterviewerMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  112. 1988 - 2004
    MemberHypertension Multidisciplinary Research Committee, Division of Hypertension & Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  113. 1988 - 2001
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  114. 1988 - 1999
    MemberCouncil for High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association
  115. 1988 - present
    Attending PhysicianHypertension Residency Training, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  116. 1988 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Hypertension
  117. 1983 - 1999
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  118. 1979
    MemberPhi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  119. 1979
    MemberOmicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  120.  
    MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  121.  
    MemberNational Kidney Foundation
  122.  
    MemberCouncil on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Heart Association
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Publications

Research activities

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