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

Education

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

Postgraduate Training

Internship

 Duke University Health System

Residency

Duke University Health System

Fellowship

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