Kevin C. Dellsperger

University of Missouri, USA


Kevin C. Dellsperger is a Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He holds the Marie L. Vobeck Chair in Medicine. He came to MU as a Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine in 2003. During his tenure as the Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, he oversaw a doubling of faculty and clinical activity as well as a 10-fold increase in Federal funding (NIH and VA). In September 2009, he assumed the position of a Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Outcomes at MU. His current research interests are broad in that he has collaborations in the field of coronary and pulmonary arterial and microvascular function in health and disease. His research laboratory has been funded through the NIH, VA, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the American Heart Association. His recent interest has expanded to new research interests in education and patient safety. He is on the editorial boards for four journals and serves on several AHA committees. Dr. Dellsperger, a native of New Orleans, LA, received his B.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University, New Orleans, La, USA. After completing his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, La, USA, he went to the University of Iowa for his internship and residency in internal medicine. Following his chief residency and cardiology fellowship, he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1989 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to a Professor in 2001. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. He also served as the President of the AHA, Heartland Affiliate, and Governor for Iowa of the American College of Cardiology. He is the author of more than 100 papers, review articles, and book chapters in the fields of basic research, clinical cardiology, and patient safety.

Biography Updated on 31 January 2012

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