Research Faculty

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
    Assistant 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.

  • Danish Siddiqui, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Noninvasive assessment of central aortic pressures; Improving cardiac outcome by reduction of anti-inflammatory markers; Renovascular hypertension
  • 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: Behavioral health and psychological interventions in the treatment of pain and medical disorders.
  • 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