Robert J. Parmer

Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego and Veterans Administration San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA 92093, USA

Robert J. Parmer is a graduate of UCSD School of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. He is currently a Professor of medicine at UCSD School of Medicine, Calif, USA. He serves as an Attending Physician at UCSD Medical Center and the San Diego VA Medical Center and as Director of the Hypertension Clinic at the VA Medical Center. Dr. Parmer’s research interests involve basic and clinical aspects of hypertension. In his basic studies, he is investigating novel interactions between proteins of the fibrinolytic system (with particular emphasis on receptors for plasminogen) and the sympathoadrenal system that serve to influence the release of catecholamines and regulate blood pressure. Dr. Parmer’s clinical research addresses the role of the autonomic nervous system in essential hypertension and racial/genetic aspects of hypertension. Dr. Parmer is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and of the American Society of Nephrology. He is a former recipient of an American Heart Association Established Investigator Award. Dr. Parmer has served on peer review committees for the American Heart Association Western States Consortium, VA Merit Review for General Medical Science, and NIH Special Emphasis Panel on Vascular Injury, Repair, and Remodeling.

Biography Updated on 9 August 2012

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