Bridgette Christopher, MD, PhD

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Education and Training

Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland

Medical School
Case Western Reserve University

Hiram College

Career and Research Goals

I am interested in basic and translational science research in cardiac metabolism, with a clinical focus on outpatient general cardiology.


Christopher, BA, Huang, H-M, Berthiaume, JM, McElfresh, TA, Chen, X, Croniger, CM, Muzic, RF, and Chandler, MP. "Myocardial insulin resistance induced by high fat feeding in heart failure is associated with preserved contractile function." American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology 299, no. 6 (December 2010): H1917-H1927.

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Christopher, B, Pizarro, GO, Nicholson, B, Yuen, S, Hoit, BD, and Ogut, O. "Reduced force production during low blood flow to the heart correlates with altered troponin I phosphorylation." Journal of muscle research and cell motility 30, no. 3-4 (January 2009): 111-123.

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Kasturi, S, Bederman, IR, Christopher, B, Previs, SF, and Ismail-Beigi, F. "Exposure to azide markedly decreases the abundance of mRNAs encoding cholesterol synthetic enzymes and inhibits cholesterol synthesis." Journal of cellular biochemistry 100, no. 4 (March 2007): 1034-1044.

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Stanley, WC, Meadows, SR, Kivilo, KM, Roth, BA, and Lopaschuk, GD. "beta-Hydroxybutyrate inhibits myocardial fatty acid oxidation in vivo independent of changes in malonyl-CoA content." American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology 285, no. 4 (October 2003): H1626-H1631.

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Chandler, MP, Stanley, WC, Morita, H, Suzuki, G, Roth, BA, Blackburn, B, Wolff, A, and Sabbah, HN. "Short-term treatment with ranolazine improves mechanical efficiency in dogs with chronic heart failure." Circulation Research 91, no. 4 (August 2002): 278-280.

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