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Department of Internal Medicine

Nephrology and Hypertension

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Max Reif, MD

Professor of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: University of Basel School of Medicine
  • Medical Degree: University of Lausanne School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Lausanne Medical Center
  • Residency: New York Infirmary
  • Fellowship: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Swiss Federal Diploma and License 1973
  • Certification American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978
  • Certification American Board of Nephrology, 1982
  • Medical License State Medical Board of Ohio
  • Medical License Medical Licensing Board of Indiana
  • Medical License Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Room G263
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-5471
  • Fax 513-558-4309
  • Email max.reif@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Bakris G, Gradman A, Reif M, Wofford M, Munger M, Harris S, Vendetti J, Michelson E, Wang R and the CLAIM study investigators 2001. Antihypertensive efficacy of candesartan in comparison to losartan. The CLAIM study J Clin Hypertens, 3 , 16

Kishore BK, Krane CM, Reif MC, Menon AG 2001. Urinary concentration defect in the elderly population: Insights from recent advances in physiology and pathophysiology of renal aquaporins Int Urol and Nephrol, 33 , 235

Papademetriou V, Reif M, Henry D, Neutel JM, Levine JH, Hardison JD, Flanagan T, Michelson EL 2000. Combination therapy with candesartan cilexetil and hydrochlorothiazide in patients with systemic hypertension J Clin Hypertens, 1 , 2

Reif MC 2000. New hope for protecting the kidneys from hypertension Drug Benefit Trades, 12(supplement E) , 17

Reif MC 2000. The pharmaceutical industry - to whom is it accountable? N Engl J Med, 343 , 1415

Bindels RJM, Schafer JA, Reif MC 1998. Stimulation of sodium transport by aldosterone and arginine vasotocin in A6 cells Biochim Biophys Acta, 972 , 320

Onions K, Hunt SC, Rutkowski MP, Klanke CA, Su YR, Reif MC, Menon AG 1998. Genetic markers at the leptin locus are not linked to hypertension in African Americans Hypertension, 31 , 1230

Reif MC, White W, Fagan T, Oparil S, Flanagan TL, Edwards DR, Cushing DJ, Michelson EL 1998. Effects if candesartan cilexitil in patients with systemic hypertension Am J Cardiol, 82 , 961

Cui Y, Su YR, Rutkowski M, Reif M, Menon AG, Pun RYK 1997. Loss of protein kinase C (PKC) inhibition in the beta T594M variant of the amiloride-sensitive sodium channel Pro Natl Acad Sci, 94 , 9962

Oparil S, Kobril I, Abernethy DR, Levine BS, Reif MS, Shepherd AM 1997. Dose-response characteristics of mibefradil, a novel calcium channel antagonist, in the treatment of essential hypertension AM J Hypertens, 10 , 735-742

Hebert LA, Agarwal G, Ladson-Wofford SE, Reif MC, Hiremath L, Carlton SG, Nahman NS, Falkenhain ME, Agarwal A 1996. Nocturnal blood pressure in treated hypertensive African-Americans compared to treated hypertensive European Americans. J Am Soc Neph, 7 , 2130

Reif MC, Hanto DW, Moulton JS, Alspaugh JP, Bejarano P 1996. Primary hepatic pheochromocytoma AM J Hypertens, 9 , 1040

Su YR, Rutkowski MP, Klanke CA, Wu X, Pun RYK, Carter V, Gartside PS, Reif MC, Menon A 1996. A novel variant of the amiloride-sensitive sodium channel beta-subunit in African Americans is associated with enhanced cAMP responsiveness J Am Soc Neph, 7 , 2543

Reif MC, Carter V 1994. The retail cost of antihypertensive therapy. Physician and patient as educated consumers AM J Hypertens, 7 , 571

Chen L, Reif MC, Schafer JA 1991. Clonidine and PGE2 have different effets on Na+ and water transport in the rat and rabbit CCT Am J Physiol, 261 , F126

Reif MC, Troutman SL, Schafer JA 1986. Sodium transport by rat cortical collecting tubule. Effects of vasopressin and desoxycorticosterone J Clin Invest, 77 4, 1291

Wall B, Keller FS, Spalding MD, Reif MC 1986. Massive hemorrhage from a lumbar artery following percutaneous renal biopsy Am J Kidney Dis, 7 3, 250

Reif MC, Troutman SL, Schafer JA 1984. Sustained response to vasopressin in isolated rat cortical collecting tubule Kidney Int, 26 5, 725

Abramson RG, King VF, Reif MC, Leal-Pinto E, Baruch SB 1982. Urate uptake in membrane vesicles of rat renal cortex: Effect of copper Am J Physiol, 242 , F158

Reif MC, Constantiner A, Levitt MF 1981. Chronic gouty nephropathy: A vanishing syndrome? N Engl J Med, 304 , 535

Published Abstracts

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Chen L, Parris M, Willilams SK, Reif MC, Schafer JA 1989. Different effects of clonidine and prostaglandin E2 on vasopressin response of rat and rabbit cortical collecting duct. Nephrol, 178A ,


Bindels RJM, Schafer JA, Reif MC 1987. Stiumulation of Na+ transport by novobiocin in cultured kidney A6 cells. Am Soc Nephrol, 269A ,


Reif MC, Bindels RJM, Schafer JA 1987. Regulation of Na+ transport by aldosterone and arginine vasotocin (AVT) in cultured kidney A6 cells. Am Soc Nephrol, 136A ,


Reif MC, Schafer JA 1985. Prostaglandin E2 does not inhibit vasopressin action in the isolated perfused rat cortical collecting tubule. Kidney Int, 27 1, 332


Reif MC, Schafer JA 1984. Arginine vasopressin (ADH) induces a stable increase in rat Na+ absoprtion by rat cortical collecting tubule. Fed Proc, 43 108,


Reif MC, Troutman SL, Schafer JA 1984. Water permeability response of rat collecting tubules to ADH. Kidney Int, 25 1, 314


Abramson RG, Baruch SB, Reif MC, Leal-Pinto E, King VF 1980. Apparent dependence of urate transport on chloride permeability in membrane vesicles from rat renal cortex. Renal Physiol, 2(3) 20, 150


Abramson RG, Reif MC, King VF, Leal-Pinto E, Baruch, SB 1980. Effect of copper on urate transport on chloride permeability in membrane vesicles from rat renal cortex. Renal Physiol, Fed Proc 39 2436,


Abramson RG, Reif M, King VF, Leal-Pinto E, Baruch SB 1979. Role of copper in urate transport and oxidation by membrane vesicles of rat renal cortex. Am Soc Nephrol, 12 32A,