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Donald D. Heistad, MD

Pomerantz Family Chair, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology

Contact Information

E311 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242

2256 CBRB
Iowa City, IA 52242


MD, University of Chicago
Internship, University of Chicago
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago
Fellow, Cardiovascular, University of Iowa
Environmental Medicine (Research), US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine
Certification - American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine, Medical Scientist Training Program

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Cardiovascular Research Center

Research Summary

Dr. Heistad's clinical interests include general cardiology. His research interests focus on gene transfer to blood vessels, mechanisms of intracranial hemorrhage, pathophysiology of aortic valvular stenosis; and vascular biology of atherosclerosis and hypertension. A major focus of these studies is on the role of oxidative stress and antioxidant mechanisms.