Office Address:
536 RRB, Nashville, TN 37232

Professor, Department of Medicine

Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Betty and Jack Bailey Chair in Cardiology


MD - Oklahoma State Univ
BS, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Postgraduate Training


 Duke University Health System


Duke University Health System


Duke University Health System

University of Iowa Healthcare

Board and Certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1979
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977

Clinical Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart and Vascular
  • Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Research Keywords
Vascular Biology;Hypertension
Research Description

Our laboratory has been focused on understanding how inflammation, and in particular, the adaptive immune response contributes to hypertension. Several years ago, we found that T cells are essential for the development of hypertension. We have shown th