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Research Faculty—Medicine

Cardiology

  • Luna Bhatta, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Atrial fibrillation; Biventricular pacing in CHF; Cardiac pacemaker and implantable defibrillator
  • Robert Carhart, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Cardiac rehabilitation; Cardiac ischemia; Aggressive medical therapy; Congestive Heart Failure

  • Lewis Johnson, MD, CDE
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Diabetes mellitus and preventive cardiology

  • Hani Kozman, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Coronary artery disease; Acute coronary syndromes; Acute myocardial infarction; Interventional cardiology; Coronary angioplasty/stenting

  • Kan Liu, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    -Endothelial dysfunction in coronary artery disease.
    -Lipotoxicity/glucotoxicity and endothelial/myocyte dysfunction in diabetes.
    -Clinical and genetic analysis of valve diseases/Strain/strain rate imagine in cardiomyopathy.

  • Harold Smulyan, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Arterial & aortic distensibility; Hypertension
  • Tamas Szombathy, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Daniel Villarreal, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Cardio-renal integration in physiological and pathophysiological conditions; Neuro-humoral and hemodynamic mechanisms in homeostasis, heart failure and hypertension.

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Barbara Feuerstein, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Diabetes; thyroid disease; obesity; pituitary disease; lipid disorders; adrenal diseases; adolescents with diabetes
  • George Holz, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Drug development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Roberto Izquierdo, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, diabetes mellitus
  • Lewis Johnson, MD, CDE
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Diabetes mellitus and preventive cardiology

  • Jennifer Kelly, DO
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Osteoporosis, Paget's Disease of Bone
  • Colin Leech, PhD
    Associate Professor
  • Lauren Lipeski, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Thyroid funtion testing methodology

  • Barbara Mols Kowalczewski, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Arnold Moses, MD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests: Phase III Studies of Pharmaceutical Agents in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis.
  • Michael Roe, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: The Roe laboratory studies signal transduction mechanisms that regulate pancreatic beta cell biology and the pathophysiology of diabetes.
  • Irene Sills, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Type 1 Diabetes
  • Susan Stred, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Pathophysiology and treatment of pituitary and growth disorders. Best practices care for: late endocrine effects of treatment of childhood malignancies; disorders of sex development.
  • Paula Trief, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    My research focuses on the psychosocial issues that affect patients with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes.  In my work, we are developing and testing effective and practical interventions for patients with diabetes, those at risk, and their partners, to help them achieve better physical health (e.g., control of blood sugar, weight) and quality of life.  We are also seeking to understand how depression and anxiety may interfere with the health of diabetes patients.

  • Ruth Weinstock, MD, PhD
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests: Diabetes and its complications, lipid disorders, obesity, metabolism, metabolic bones diseases including osteoporosis

Gastroenterology

General Internal Medicine

Geriatrics

  • Sharon Brangman, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Alzheimer's disease and exercise, improving hearing/communication for older adults in the hospital setting and delirium after moderate sedation

Hematology/Oncology

  • Thomas Coyle, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Cell biological approaches to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying the development and treatment of malignant brain tumors.
  • Dipak Dube, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Molecular mechanism of cardiac myofibrillogenesis in vertebrates.
  • David Duggan, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Clinical trials in cancer; Breast Cancer; Hodgkin's Disease, Lymphoma and  Leukemia.
  • Teresa Gentile, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Hematologic Malignancies
  • Diana Gilligan, MD/PhD
    Associate Professor
  • Stephen Graziano, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Participation in Cancer and Leukemia Group B with  J. Bogart, L. Kohman, S. Lemke, J. Wright, B. Poiesz, K. Zamkoff, S. Grethlein and T. Coyle.
  • Bernard Poiesz, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Detection, quantification, and characterization of human retro-viruses, testing of antiviral compounds; understanding the biology of sarcomeric protiens.
  • Jonathan Wright, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Gastrointestinal malignancies

Infectious Diseases

  • Donald Blair, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Renal function in HIV disease. Tachycardia in HIV infected patients. Antibiotic Pharmacokinetic. Antibiotic stewardship.
  • Timothy Endy, MD, MPH
    Professor
    Research Interests: Understanding the epidemiology and pathogenesis of viral hemorrhagic and encephalitic arboviruses and host-vector interactions.
  • Jerrie Gavalchin, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Regulation of pathogenic antibody production in autoimmune glomerulonephritis; Cell-surface receptors for retroviruses
  • Andras Perl, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Genes and Viruses Predisposing to Autoimmunity, Genetics, Apoptosis, Endogenous Retroviruses, Transaldolase

Nephrology

  • Sriram Narsipur, MD, FASN, FACP
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Cardiovascular disease in patients with end stage renal and chronic kidney disease

Pulmonary/Critical Care

  • Michael Iannuzzi, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Sarcoidosis

  • Dana Savici, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Respiratory Bronchiolitis-The Diagnostic Significance of Pigmented Macrophages in the Bronchoalveolar Lavage
  • James Sexton, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, bronchiectasis, infections of the lung, Critical Care and pulmonary hypertension.

Rheumatology