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Section of Atherosclerosis

Houston, Texas

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Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine
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Peter H. Jones, M.D.


  • Associate Professor, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center
  • Medical Director, Medical Weight Management Program, The Methodist Hospital

Contact Information:

Phone: 713-798-5800
Fax: 713-798-7885

Clinical Research Interests:

I continue to perform clinical trials of new lipid-modifying drugs. These include antisense apo B oligonucleotides, squalene synthase inhibitors, microsomal triglyceride transfer protein inhibitors, reduced-flush niacin, cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors and cholesterol absorption inhibitors. These studies do include the study of safety and efficacy of fixed dose lipid drug combinations.

I am also interested in obesity research, with a focus on the effects of weight reduction with very low calorie diets on plasma markers of inflammation and insulin sensitivity.

I am the site principal investigator of the AIM HIGH trial, a NIH-funded 4 year outcomes study in subjects with CHD and metabolic syndrome who are randomized to a statin or statin plus niacin. We have performed LDL apheresis for homozygous FH patients for nearly 20 years, using the Liposorber system.

Selected Publications:

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