Clinical Experience Mentors

The fellow will meet with the faculty member for a preclinical orientation and didactic session which will inform the fellow of what to expect and what they might learn from this experience. During the clinical exposure, and in a didactic session following the clinical experience, the faculty member and fellow will discuss the relevance of the clinical observations to cardiovascular research issues. At one of the RIPs, trainees will share their translational clinical experiences with the group.

This list of clinicians has agreed to allow trainees to join them in the clinic. Clinical/observation experiences may be arranged with other faculty members.

Name. Telephone, Email ID

Department and Title of Translational Research Experience

Research Interest

Clinical Interest

Ailawadi, Gorav (MD), 4-5052; GA3F


Aortic aneurysms, basic science, valve disease, cardiopulmonary bypass induced injury, Abdominal aortic aneurysm formation

Valvular disease, Aortic aneurysms and dissections, Reoperative Surgery, Off pump CABG, Minimally invasive cardiac surgery, Cardiopulmonary bypass

Baum, Victor (MD) 2-3889; VCB2N

Anesthesiology: hemodynamic effects of general and regional anesthesia

Effects of anesthetic agents on sarcolemmal ionic currents in immature myocardium, developmental cardiac electrophysiology.

Cardiac, thoracic and vascular anesthesia

Bourque, Jamie (MD) 2-4270; JMB8T

Medicine and Radiology (focus in Cardiovascular disease): Prevalence and Correlation of Abnormal Flow Reserve by Stress CMR and Non-Obstructive CAD by Cardiac CT in Symptomatic Diabetics: What is the Optimal Risk Stratification Method?

microvascular disease, comparative effectiveness, and patient-centered outcomes in coronary artery disease

coronary artery disease, noninvasive imaging and risk stratification, and dive medicine

Dent, John (MD) 2-1414; JMD5K

Cardiology: Echocardiography, valvular heart disease, thromboembolism

Valvular heart disease, technology assessment, contrast echocardiography

Echocardiography, valvular heart disease, thromboembolism,general cardiology, patient safety, and quality improvement

Dokun, Ayotunde (MD) 2-6544; DOA3Q

Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Adrenal Gland Disorders, Diabetes, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases, General Endocrinology, High Blood Pressure, osteoporosis, Pituitary Disorders, Thyroid Disorders

Gimple, Larry (MD) 4-9591; LWG9Q


Mechanisms of restenosis following vascular interventions. New educational teaching tools using multimedia and digital techniques.

Interventional cardiology

Kramer, Christopher (MD) 2-4270; CMK2N

Cardiology: Translational Cardiovascular Imaging

Cardiac MRI in ischemic heart disease in animal models and in man. Myocardial viability in acute and chronic ischemic heart disease. LV remodeling after myocardial infarction. Imaging of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease

general cardiology, ischemic heart disease, cardiac imaging, cardiac MRI and CT, echocardiography

Matherne, Paul (PhD) 4-5365; GPM2Y

Pediatric Cardiology

Cardiac protection and heart failure; Ischemia reperfusion; Murine physiology

Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization

Matsumoto, Allan (MD) 4-9279; AHM4D

Radiology & Medical Imaging

Atherosclerotic (humans and mice) and non-atherosclerotic vascular disease (human); device testing and development; clinical outcomes; clinical trials for FDA trials

Peripheral arterial, mesenteric arterial, renovascular and aortic disease; hypertension & ischemic nephropathy; fibromuscular dysplasia

McDaniel, Nancy L (MD) 4-9148; NLM9M

Pediatric Cardiology

Growth and development in children with congenital heart disease

Cardiac transplantation

McGahren, Eugene D. (MD) 4-5643; EDM6K

Surgery: Observation of clinical practice of Pediatric Surgery

Pulmonary microcirculation

General pediatric surgery, including neck, chest, abdominal conditions

McNamara, Coleen (MD) 2-3366; CAM8C

Cardiology: Understanding the role of helix-loop-helix transcription regulators in vascular lesion formation. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Understanding the role of helix-loop-helix transcription regulators in vascular lesion formation. Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Adult Cardiology
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases

Moorman, J. Randall (MD) 2-3367; RM3H


Molecular biology of ion channels; Modulation of cardiac excitability by signal transduction processes; Heart rate variability.

Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization; Ischemic Heart Disease

Taylor, Angela (MD) 3-9396; AMT6B

Interventional Cardiology

Microvascular disease, women’s heart disease, novel mechanisms of atherosclerosis and atheroprotection in humans, phenotyping human coronary disease

Women’s heart disease, diabetes, interventional cardiology