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Arthur L. Klatsky, MD

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
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Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3241 (phone)
Arthur.Klatsky@kp.org


 
Arthur L. Klatsky, MD, is an adjunct investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and a senior consultant in cardiology (retired July 1999), at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. He served as staff physician at the Kaiser Permanente Oakland facility from 1961 to 1999, chief of the Division of Cardiology from 1978 to 1994, and director of the Coronary Care Unit from 1968 to 1990. Since 1977, Dr. Klatsky has been principal investigator of a series of studies on the relations between drinking alcoholic beverages and health. He has written and lectured extensively on relationships of alcohol consumption to cardiovascular conditions. He has also researched and published articles about coffee, tea, and health, and about cardiovascular risk in Asian-American ethnic groups. In 1992, he received the first Thomas B. Turner Award for Research Excellence by the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation. In 1995, the National Academies of Practice named him a Distinguished Practitioner. Since 1997, he has been associate editor, and since 2006, senior editor of The Permanente Journal. In 2004, he was given the Morris Collen Lifetime Achievement Research Award by the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California. In 2008, he became a member of the board of trustees of the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation. 

Current Position(s):

  • Adjunct Investigator, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Senior Consultant in Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (retired)

    Primary Research Interests:

    • Alcohol and health
    • Coffee and health
    • Cardiovascular risk and disease in Asian-American ethnic groups
    • Cardiovascular disease risk factors

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      Wine, liquor, beer, and mortality

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Friedman GD; Armstrong MA; Kipp H

      Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Sep 15;158(6):585-95.

      PubMed abstract

      The South Asian Paradox

      Author(s): Klatsky, Arthur L; Tran, H Nicole

      Perm J. 2020;24. Epub 2020-04-03.

      PubMed abstract

      Lower risk of venous thromboembolism in multiple Asian ethnic groups

      Author(s): Nicole Tran H; Klatsky AL

      Prev Med Rep. 2019 Mar;13:268-269. Epub 2019-01-15.

      PubMed abstract

      Low Cancer Risk of South Asians: A Brief Report

      Author(s): Tran HN; Udaltsova N; Li Y; Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2018 Mar 02;22.

      PubMed abstract

      Body Mass Index and Mortality in a Very Large Cohort: Is It Really Healthier to Be Overweight?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Zhang J; Udaltsova N; Li Y; Tran HN

      Perm J. 2017;21.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and stroke: the splitters win again

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Tran HN

      BMC Med. 2016 11 24;14(1):193. Epub 2016-11-24.

      PubMed abstract

      Risk of cancer in Asian Americans: a Kaiser Permanente cohort study

      Author(s): Tran HN; Li Y; Udaltsova N; Armstrong MA; Friedman GD; Klatsky AL

      Cancer Causes Control. 2016 Oct;27(10):1197-207. Epub 2016-08-25.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular diseases: where do we stand today?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      J Intern Med. 2015 Sep;278(3):238-50. Epub 2015-07-08.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol drinking and heart failure: where do we stand?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Eur J Heart Fail. 2015 Apr;17(4):348-50. Epub 2015-02-17.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol Intake, Beverage Choice, and Cancer: A Cohort Study in a Large Kaiser Permanente Population

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Li Y; Nicole Tran H; Baer D; Udaltsova N; Armstrong MA; Friedman GD

      Perm J. 2015 Spring;19(2):28-34. Epub 2015-03-01.

      PubMed abstract

      Short QT in a Cohort of 1.7 Million Persons: Prevalence, Correlates, and Prognosis

      Author(s): Iribarren C; Round AD; Peng JA; Lu M; Klatsky AL; Zaroff JG; Holve TJ; Prasad A; Stang P

      Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2014 Sep;19(5):490-500. Epub 2014-05-14.

      PubMed abstract

      Moderate alcohol intake and cancer: the role of underreporting

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Udaltsova N; Li Y; Baer D; Nicole Tran H; Friedman GD

      Cancer Causes Control. 2014 Jun;25(6):693-9. Epub 2014-04-02.

      PubMed abstract

      Abounding confounding

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Udaltsova N

      Addiction. 2013 Sep;108(9):1549-52.

      PubMed abstract

      Risk of Coronary Disease in South Asian Americans

      Author(s): Hajra A; Li Y; Siu S; Udaltsova N; Armstrong MA; Friedman GD; Klatsky AL

      J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Aug 13;62(7):644-5. Epub 2013 Jun 13.

      PubMed abstract

      Predictors of lung cancer: noteworthy cell type differences

      Author(s): Tran HN; Li Y; Siu S; Baer D; Friedman GD; Udaltsova N; Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2013 Spring;17(2):23-9.

      PubMed abstract

      Ethnicity and risk of hospitalization for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

      Author(s): Tran HN; Siu S; Iribarren C; Udaltsova N; Klatsky AL

      Ann Epidemiol. 2011 Aug;21(8):615-22. Epub 2011 Mar 17.

      PubMed abstract

      Postacute care and ischemic stroke mortality: findings from an integrated health care system in northern california

      Author(s): Wang H; Sandel ME; Terdiman J; Armstrong MA; Klatsky A; Camicia M; Sidney S

      PM R. 2011 Aug;3(8):686-94.

      PubMed abstract

      Coffee, caffeine, and risk of hospitalization for arrhythmias

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Hasan AS; Armstrong MA; Udaltsova N; Morton C

      Perm J. 2011 Summer;15(3):19-25.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular health

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Physiol Behav. 2010 Apr 26;100(1):76-81. Epub 2009 Dec 31.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular mortality: common sense and scientific truth

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Mar 30;55(13):1336-8.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and lung airways function

      Author(s): Siu ST; Udaltsova N; Iribarren C; Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2010 Spring;14(1):11-8.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol consumption and risk of hematologic malignancies

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Li Y; Baer D; Armstrong MA; Udaltsova N; Friedman GD

      Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Oct;19(10):746-53. Epub 2009 Apr 25.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular diseases

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2009 May;7(5):499-506.

      PubMed abstract

      Wine, liquor, beer and risk of breast cancer in a large population

      Author(s): Li Y; Baer D; Friedman GD; Udaltsova N; Shim V; Klatsky AL

      Eur J Cancer. 2009 Mar;45(5):843-50. Epub 2008 Dec 16.

      PubMed abstract

      Invited commentary: never, or hardly ever? It could make a difference

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Am J Epidemiol. 2008 Oct 15;168(8):872-5; discussion 876-7. Epub 2008 Aug 12.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and hypertension: a review

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Gunderson E

      J Am Soc Hypertens. 2008 Sep-Oct;2(5):307-17. Epub 2008 Jun 24.

      PubMed abstract

      The confounded relation of coffee drinking to coronary artery disease

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Koplik S; Kipp H; Friedman GD

      Am J Cardiol. 2008 Mar 15;101(6):825-7. Epub 2008 Jan 18.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol, wine, and vascular diseases: an abundance of paradoxes

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2008 Feb;294(2):H582-3. Epub 2007 Dec 14.

      PubMed abstract

      Associations of psoriatic arthritis and cardiovascular conditions in a large population

      Author(s): Kondratiouk S; Udaltsova N; Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2008 Fall;12(4):4-8.

      PubMed abstract

      Heart Failure Etiology Is Usually Pluricausal Whether or Not There is Associated Coronary Disease

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Gronningen S; Udaltsova N; Chartier D; Brar SS; Schipper J; Lundstrom RJ

      Perm J. 2007 Winter;11(1):13-8.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Pharmacol Res. 2007 Mar;55(3):237-47. Epub 2007 Jan 25.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol drinking and total mortality risk

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Udaltsova N

      Ann Epidemiol. 2007;17(Suppl):S63-7.

      PubMed abstract

      Is abstinence from red wine hazardous to your health?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2007 Spring;11(2):86-8.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol drinking and total mortality risk

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Udaltsova N

      Ann Epidemiol. 2007;17(Suppl):S63-7.

      PubMed abstract

      Sequelae of systemic hypertension in alcohol abstainers, light drinkers, and heavy drinkers

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Koplik S; Gunderson E; Kipp H; Friedman GD

      Am J Cardiol. 2006 Oct 15;98(8):1063-8. Epub 2006 Aug 30.

      PubMed abstract

      Re: 'arsenic exposure and cardiovascular disease: a systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence'

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Jul 15;164(2):194-5; author reply 195-6. Epub 2006 Jun 12.

      PubMed abstract

      Coffee, cirrhosis, and transaminase enzymes

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Morton C; Udaltsova N; Friedman GD

      Arch Intern Med. 2006 Jun 12;166(11):1190-5.

      PubMed abstract

      Higher prevalence of systemic hypertension among moderate alcohol drinkers: an exploration of the role of underreporting

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Gunderson EP; Kipp H; Udaltsova N; Friedman GD

      J Stud Alcohol. 2006 May;67(3):421-8.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and hypertension

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Gunderson E

      In: Mohler ER, Townsend RR, editors. Advanced therapy in hypertension and vascular disease. Hamilton (Ont): BC Decker; 2006.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and hypertension

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Gunderson E

      In: Mohler ER, Townsend RR, editors. Advanced therapy in hypertension and vascular disease. Hamilton (Ont): BC Decker; 2006.

      PubMed abstract

      The Third David M Lawrence, MD, Chairman's Patient Safety Award

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2006 Summer;10(2):28.

      PubMed abstract

      The james a vohs award for quality-the eighth annual permanente journal special issue

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2006 Summer;10(2):12.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and stroke: an epidemiological labyrinth

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Stroke. 2005 Sep;36(9):1835-6.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol drinking and risk of hospitalization for heart failure with and without associated coronary artery disease

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Chartier D; Udaltsova N; Gronningen S; Brar S; Friedman GD; Lundstrom RJ

      Am J Cardiol. 2005 Aug 1;96(3):346-51.

      PubMed abstract

      Health problems and hospitalizations among Asian-American ethnic groups

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Tekawa I

      Ethn Dis. 2005 Autumn;15(4):753-60.

      PubMed abstract

      Risk of hemorrhagic stroke in Asian American ethnic groups

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Friedman GD; Sidney S; Kipp H; Kubo A; Armstrong MA

      Neuroepidemiology. 2005;25(1):26-31. Epub 2005 Apr 25.

      PubMed abstract

      The Second David M Lawrence, MD, Chairman's Patient Safety Award

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2005 Spring;9(2):27.

      PubMed abstract

      The james a vohs award for quality-the seventh annual permanente journal special issue

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Perm J. 2005 Spring;9(2):8.

      PubMed abstract

      Analysis of late risk of systemic blood pressures <120/80 mm Hg

      Author(s): Ananthakrishnan S; Klatsky AL; Udaltsova N; Iribarren C; Guidry U

      Am J Cardiol. 2004 Dec 15;94(12):1575-6.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol-associated hypertension: when one drinks makes a difference

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Hypertension. 2004 Dec;44(6):805-6. Epub 2004 Oct 18.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular health

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Integr Comp Biol. 2004 Aug;44(4):324-8.

      PubMed abstract

      The risk for malignant primary adult-onset glioma in a large, multiethnic, managed-care cohort: cigarette smoking and other lifestyle behaviors

      Author(s): Efird JT; Friedman GD; Sidney S; Klatsky A; Habel LA; Udaltsova NV; Van den Eeden S; Nelson LM

      J Neurooncol. 2004 May;68(1):57-69.

      PubMed abstract

      Smoking, coffee, and pancreatitis

      Author(s): Morton C; Klatsky AL; Udaltsova N

      Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 Apr;99(4):731-8.

      PubMed abstract

      What protects Asians from venous thromboembolism?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Baer D

      Am J Med. 2004 Apr 1;116(7):493-5.

      PubMed abstract

      Cohort study of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and risk of first ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack

      Author(s): Iribarren C; Darbinian J; Klatsky AL; Friedman GD

      Neuroepidemiology. 2004 Jan-Apr;23(1-2):38-44.

      PubMed abstract

      Wine, liquor, beer, and mortality

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Friedman GD; Armstrong MA; Kipp H

      Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Sep 15;158(6):585-95.

      PubMed abstract

      The early repolarization normal variant electrocardiogram: correlates and consequences

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Oehm R; Cooper RA; Udaltsova N; Armstrong MA

      Am J Med. 2003 Aug 15;115(3):171-7.

      PubMed abstract

      Traits of persons who drink decaffeinated coffee

      Author(s): Kubo Shlonsky A; Klatsky AL; Armstrong MA

      Ann Epidemiol. 2003 Apr;13(4):273-9.

      PubMed abstract

      Drink to your health?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Sci Am. 2003 Feb;288(2):74-81.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular disease--more than one paradox to consider. Alcohol and hypertension: does it matter? Yes

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      J Cardiovasc Risk. 2003 Feb;10(1):21-4.

      PubMed abstract

      The effect of coronary disease on changes in drinking in an older population

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Armstrong MA; Landy C; Udaltsova N

      Alcohol Res. 2003;8:211-13.

      PubMed abstract

      Wine, alcohol and cardiovascular diseases

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      In: Sandler M, Pinder R, editors. Wine: A scientific exploration. London: Taylor and Francis; 2003.

      PubMed abstract

      The effect of coronary disease on changes in drinking in an older population

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Armstrong MA; Landy C; Udaltsova N

      Alcohol Res. 2003;8:211-13.

      PubMed abstract

      Distinguishing intracerebral hemorrhages caused by arteriovenous malformations

      Author(s): Ko NU; Johnston SC; Young WL; Singh V; Klatsky AL

      Cerebrovasc Dis. 2003;15(3):206-9.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol drinking and risk of hemorrhagic stroke

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Armstrong MA; Friedman GD; Sidney S

      Neuroepidemiology. 2002 May-Jun;21(3):115-22.

      PubMed abstract

      Doctor, should I have a drink? An algorithm for health professionals

      Author(s): Ecker RR; Klatsky AL

      Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002 May;957:317-20.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular diseases: a historical overview

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002 May;957:7-15.

      PubMed abstract

      Where have all the winos gone?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Epidemiology. 2002 Mar;13(2):120-2.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol consumption and stroke--the difficulties in giving responsible advice

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Addiction. 2002 Jan;97(1):103.

      PubMed abstract

      Dear Doctor : A Patient’s Personal Case Study of Adverse Childhood Experiences

      Author(s): N/A

      Perm J. 2002 Winter;6(1):48-51.

      PubMed abstract

      Utilization of health services among patients referred to an alcohol treatment program

      Author(s): Armstrong MA; Midanik LT; Klatsky AL; Lazere A

      Subst Use Misuse. 2001 Dec;36(13):1781-93.

      PubMed abstract

      Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke: association with personal characteristics and self reported health conditions

      Author(s): Iribarren C; Friedman GD; Klatsky AL; Eisner MD

      J Epidemiol Community Health. 2001 Oct;55(10):721-8.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol drinking and risk of hospitalization for ischemic stroke

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Armstrong MA; Friedman GD; Sidney S

      Am J Cardiol. 2001 Sep 15;88(6):703-6.

      PubMed abstract

      Diet, alcohol, and health: a story of connections, confounders, and cofactors

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Am J Clin Nutr. 2001 Sep;74(3):279-80.

      PubMed abstract

      Commentary: could abstinence from alcohol be hazardous to your health?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Int J Epidemiol. 2001 Aug;30(4):739-42.

      PubMed abstract

      Should patients with heart disease drink alcohol?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      JAMA. 2001 Apr 18;285(15):2004-6.

      PubMed abstract

      Cardiovascular system

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      In: Heather N, Peters TJ, Stockwell T, editors. International handbook of alcohol dependence and problems. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons; 2001:205-26.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular diseases

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      In: Agarwal DP, Seitz HK, editors. Alcohol in health and disease. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc; 2001.

      PubMed abstract

      Sex-based differences in causes of hospitalization for coronary heart disease

      Author(s): Klatsky A; Armstrong MA

      Perm J. 2000 Fall;4(4):15-20.

      PubMed abstract

      Risk of pulmonary embolism and/or deep venous thrombosis in Asian-Americans

      Author(s): Klatsky AL; Armstrong MA; Poggi J

      Am J Cardiol. 2000 Jun 1;85(11):1334-7.

      PubMed abstract

      Sex-based differences in causes of hospitalization for coronary heart disease

      Author(s): Klatsky A; Armstrong MA

      Perm J. 2000 Fall;4(4):15-20.

      PubMed abstract

      Moderate drinking and reduced risk of heart disease

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Alcohol Res Health. 1999;23(1):15-23.

      PubMed abstract

      Is drinking healthy?

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      In: Peele S, Grant M, editors. Alcohol and pleasure: A health perspective. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel; 1999.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol consumption and utilization of health services in a health maintenance organization

      Author(s): Armstrong MA; Midanik LT; Klatsky AL

      Med Care. 1998 Nov;36(11):1599-605.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and cardiovascular diseases: a historical overview

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      Novartis Found Symp. 1998;216:2-12; discussion 12-8, 152-8.

      PubMed abstract

      Precursors of essential hypertension: body weight, alcohol and salt use, and parental history of hypertension

      Author(s): Friedman GD; Selby JV; Quesenberry CP Jr; Armstrong MA; Klatsky AL

      Prev Med. 1988 Jul;17(4):387-402.

      PubMed abstract

      Re: Family history of coronary heart disease

      Author(s): Friedman GD; Klatsky AL

      Am J Epidemiol. 1987 Jul;126(1):159.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and blood pressure: There is strong evidence implicating alcohol consumption in hypertension

      Author(s): Friedman GD; Klatsky AL; Siegelaub AB

      Med Times. 1985;113(2):34-35,38-39.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol and blood pressure: There is strong evidence implicating alcohol consumption in hypertension

      Author(s): Friedman GD; Klatsky AL; Siegelaub AB

      Med Times. 1985;113(2):34-35,38-39.

      PubMed abstract

      Psychological questionnaire score, cigarette smoking, and myocardial infarction: a continuing enigma

      Author(s): Friedman GD; Fireman BH; Petitti DB; Siegelaub AB; Ury HK; Klatsky AL

      Prev Med. 1983 Jul;12(4):533-40.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol intake and hypertension

      Author(s): Friedman GD; Klatsky AL; Siegelaub AB

      Ann Intern Med. 1983 May;98(5 Pt 2):846-9.

      PubMed abstract

      Alcohol, tobacco, and hypertension

      Author(s): Friedman GD; Klatsky AL; Siegelaub AB

      Hypertension. 1982 Sep-Oct;4(5 Pt 2):III143-50.

      PubMed abstract

      Characteristics of smoking- discordant monozygotic twins

      Author(s): Friedman GD; King MC; Klatsky AL; Hulley SB

      Prog Clin Biol Res. 1981;69 Pt C:17-22.

      PubMed abstract

      Effects of alcohol on the cardiovascular system

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      In: Gastineau CF, Darby WJ, Turner TB, editors. Fermented food beverages in nutrition. New York: Academic Press, 1979.

      PubMed abstract

      Effects of alcohol on the cardiovascular system

      Author(s): Klatsky AL

      In: Gastineau CF, Darby WJ, Turner TB, editors. Fermented food beverages in nutrition. New York: Academic Press, 1979.

      PubMed abstract