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Pietro Alessandro Canetta, MD

Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Clinical Expertise

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Clinical Research
  • Glomerular Diseases and Nephrotic Syndrome including FSGS, Minimal Change Disease, Membranous Nephro
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hypertension
  • Interstitial Nephritis
  • Kidney Biopsies
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Vasculitis

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2004
  • Housestaff Teaching Award to a Senior Resident, 2008: In recognition of excellence in clinical teaching at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Clinic Resident Award, 2008: In recognition of excellence in ambulatory medicine by a housestaff officer at Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Critical Care Resident Award, 2008: In recognition of excellence in critical care medicine by a housestaff officer at Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • New York Society of Nephrology, First Prize abstract ("Clinical Science" category), Fellows Night, 2011

About Pietro Canetta

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

American Society of Nephrology

International Society of Nephrology

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


  • Italian
  • Spanish


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, New York 10591


Selected Publications

  • Nickolas TL, O'Rourke MJ, Yang J, Sise ME, Canetta PA, Barasch N, Buchen C, Khan F, Mori K, Giglio J, Devarajan P, Barasch J. Sensitivity and specificity of a single emergency department measurement of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin for diagnosing acute kidney injury. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2008 Jun 3;148(11):810-819. PMID: 18519927
  • Dahl K, Canetta PA, D'Agati VD, Radhakrishnan J. A 56-year-old woman with sarcoidosis and acute renal failure. Kidney International, 2008 Sep;74(6):817-821
  • Canetta PA, Bomback AS, Radhakrishnan J. Treating Lupus in the kidney: Where are we now, and where are we going? Discovery Medicine. 2011 Oct; 12(65):341-349. PMID: 22031671
  • Nickolas TL, Schmitt-Ott K, Canetta PA, Forster C, Singer E, Sise M, Elger A, Maarouf O, Sola-Del Valle DA, O'Rourke M, Sherman E, Lee P, Geara A, Imus P, Guddati A, Polland A, Rahman W, Elitok S, Malik N, Giglio J, El-Sayegh S, Devarajan P, Hebbar S, Saggi SJ, Hahn B, Kettritz R, Luft FC, and Barasch J. Diagnostic and Prognostic Stratification in the Emergency Department Using Urinary Biomarkers of Nephron Damage: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2012 Jan 17; 59(3):246-255. PMID: 22240130
  • Bomback AS, Smith RJ, Barile GR, Zhang Y, Heher EC, Herlitz L, Stokes MB, Markowitz GS, D'Agati VD, Canetta PA, Radhakrishnan J, and Appel GB. Eculizumab for Dense Deposit Disease and C3 Glomerulonephritis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. May 2012; 7(5):748-756. PMID: 22403278
  • Bomback AS, Canetta PA, Beck Jr LH, Ayalon R, Radhakrishnan J, Appel GB. Treatment of Resistant Glomerular Diseases with Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Gel: A Prospective Trial. Am J Nephrol, 2012 Jun 19;36(1):58-67. PMID: 22722778
  • Bomback AS, Rekhtman Y, Klemmer PJ, Canetta PA, Radhakrishnan J, Appel GB, Aldosterone breakthrough during aliskiren, valsartan, and combination (aliskiren + valsartan) therapy, Journal of American Society of Hypertension. 2012 Sep-Oct;6(5):338-45. PMID: 22995802
  • Morris H, Canetta PA, Appel GB. Impact of the ALMS and MAINTAIN Trials on the Management of Lupus Nephritis. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2013 Jun;28(6):1371-6. PMID: 23233523
  • Canetta PA, Radhakrishnan J. Impact of the National Institutes of Health focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (NIH FSGS) clinical trial on the treatment of steroid-resistant FSGS. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2013 Mar;28(3):527-34. PMID: 23248028
  • Hogan J, Bomback AS, Mehta K, Canetta PA, Rao MK, Appel GB, Radhakrishnan J, Lafayette RA. Treatment of Idiopathic FSGS with Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Gel. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Dec;8(12):2072-81. PMID: 24009220
  • Canetta PA, Kiryluk K, Appel GB. Emerging Tests and Therapies for IgA Nephropathy. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Mar;9(3):617-625. PMID: 24071652
  • Patel K, Dillon JJ, Leung N, Bomback AS, Appel GB, D'Agati V, Canetta PA. Use of bortezomib in heavy-chain deposition disease: a report of three cases. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jul;64(1):123-7. PMID: 24613055
  • Moeller S, Canetta PA, Arguelles C, Snyder H, Green PH, Kiryluk K, Alaedini A. Lack of Serologic Evidence to Link IgA Nephropathy with Celiac Disease or Immune Reactivity to Gluten. PLOS ONE. 2014 Apr 14;9(4):e94677. PMID: 24732864
  • Hogan J, Restivo M, Canetta PA, Herlitz LC, Radhakrishnan J, Appel GB, Bomback AS. Rituximab treatment for fibrillary glomerulonephritis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Oct;29(10):1925-31. PMID: 24867652
  • Sise ME, Hirsch JS, Canetta PA, Herlitz L, Mohan S. Nonalbumin proteinuria predominates in biopsy-proven tenofovir nephrotoxicity. AIDS. 2015 May 15;29(8):941-6.PMID: 25784440
  • Fervenza FC, Canetta PA, Barbour SJ, Lafayette RA, Rovin BH, Aslam N, Hladunewich MA, Irazabal MV, Sethi S, Gipson DS, Reich HN, Brenchley P, Kretzler M, Radhakrishnan J, Hebert LA, Gipson PE, Thomas LF, McCarthy ET, Appel GB, Jefferson JA, Eirin A, Lieske JC, Hogan MC, Greene EL, Dillon JJ, Leung N, Sedor JR, Rizk DV, Blumenthal SS, Lasic LB, Juncos LA, Green DF, Simon J, Sussman AN, Philibert D, Cattran DC. A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of Rituximab versus Cyclosporine in the Treatment of Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy (MENTOR). Nephron. 2015;130(3):159-68. PMID: 26087670
  • Huerta Arroyo A, Bomback AS, Butler B, Radhakrishnan J, Herlitz L, Stokes MB, D'Agati V, Markowitz GS, Appel GB, Canetta PA.Predictors of outcome for severe IgA Nephropathy in a multi-ethnic U.S. cohort. Clinical Nephrology 2015 Sep;84(9):145-55. PMID: 26226949
  • Canetta PA, Radhakrishnan J. The Evidence-Based Approach to Adult-Onset Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome. Front Pediatr. 2015 Sep 25;3:78. PMID: 26442238
  • Lafayette RA, Canetta PA, Rovin BH, Appel GB, Novak J, Nath KA, Sethi S, Tumlin JA, Mehta K, Hogan M, Erickson S, Julian BA, Leung N, Enders FT, Brown R, Knoppova B, Hall S, Fervenza FC. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Rituximab in IgA Nephropathy with Proteinuria and Renal Dysfunction. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Apr;28(4):1306-1313. PMID: 26442238
  • Avasare RS, Rosenstiel PE, Zaky ZS, Tsapepas DS, Appel GB, Markowitz GS, Bomback AS, Canetta PA.Predicting Post-Transplant Recurrence of IgA Nephropathy: The Importance of Crescents.Am J Nephrol. 2017;45(2):99-106. PMID: 28056461
  • Mariani LH, Martini S, Barisoni L, Canetta PA, Troost JP, Hodgin JB, Palmer M, Rosenberg AZ, Lemley KV, Chien HP, Zee J, Smith A, Appel GB, Trachtman H, Hewitt SM, Kretzler M, Bagnasco SM. Interstitial fibrosis scored on whole-slide digital imaging of kidney biopsies is a predictor of outcome in proteinuric glomerulopathies. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2017 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28339906
  • Parikh A, Rizzo JA, Canetta P, Forster C, Sise M, Maarouf O, Singer E, Elger A, Elitok S, Schmidt-Ott K, Barasch J, Nickolas TL. Does NGAL Reduce Costs? A Cost Analysis of Urine NGAL (uNGAL) & Serum Creatinine (sCr) for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Diagnosis. PLoS One. 2017 May 19;12(5):e0178091. PMID: 28542366
  • Lata S, Marasa M, Li Y, Fasel DA, Groopman E, Jobanputra V, Rasouly H, Mitrotti A, Westland R, Verbitsky M, Nestor J, Slater LM, D'Agati V, Zaniew M, Materna-Kiryluk A, Lugani F, Caridi G, Rampoldi L, Mattoo A, Newton CA, Rao MK, Radhakrishnan J, Ahn W, Canetta PA, Bomback AS, Appel GB, Antignac C, Markowitz GS, Garcia CK, Kiryluk K, Sanna-Cherchi S, Gharavi AG. Whole-Exome Sequencing in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Pilot Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 5. doi: 10.7326/M17-1319. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29204651