Department of Medicine

Faculty Clinical Research Interests


The following is a list of clinical research interests by investigator within the section.

Christie Ballantyne, M.D.

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Inflammation
  • Leukocyte–endothelial adhesion molecules
  • Biomarkers for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease
  • Preventive cardiology
  • Lipids
  • Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes
  • Genetics of lipid disorders and atherosclerosis
  • Coronary artery disease

John Foreyt, Ph.D.

  • Clinical trials based on lifestyle modification
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Eating disorders
  • Obesity

Ron Hoogeveen, Ph.D.

  • Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and inflammation

Peter Jones, M.D.

  • Role of lipoproteins in atherosclerotic vascular disease
  • Clinical research of new therapies for dyslipidemia
  • Management of challenging dyslipidemias in high-risk patients
  • Medical management of obesity to reduce metabolic risks associated with vascular disease

Vijay Nambi, M.D, Ph.D.

  • Atherosclerosis imaging
  • Biomarkers
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention

Salim Virani, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Health outcomes
  • Guideline adherence
  • mHealth