The focus of my research is on the care of patients with advanced heart failure. We are involved in single and multicenter clinical trials evaluating new drug therapies for patients with advanced heart failure. Additionally, we are working to understand the exercise limitations and how to improve them in this patient population. We are trying to understand some of the basic pathophysiologic consequences of heart failure such as the origin of the symptoms of dyspnea and fatigue.
We have established an invasive cardiopulmonary exercise lab in which we carry out the majority of our research. We have the ability to monitor hemodynamics and gas exchange during exercise. Additionally, we have been the exercise core lab for various trials involving exercise as an endpoint in the evaluation of new therapies for heart failure.
Key words include: Advanced heart failure, Exercise physiology, and Cardiac transplantation.
Education and Training
- Transplant Cardiology Fellowship, University of California at Los Angeles, 1997 - 1997
- Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 1994 - 1997
- Internal Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1991 - 1994
- M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, 1991