1. Minnesota


  1. Cardiovascular Diseases


  1. Fellow - Cardiovascular Diseases Mayo Clinic
  2. Chief Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Resident - Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic
  4. Internship - Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic
  5. MD University of Kentucky
  6. BS University of Kentucky


  1. Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
  2. Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic rank

  1. Professor of Medicine

Professional Highlights

  • Director of Outreach, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 2007-2011
  • Associate Chair for Outreach for Mayo Health Systems, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 2007-2010
  • Board of Governors, American College of Cardiology, 2006-2007
  • Governor, American College of Cardiology Minnesota chapter, 2003-2007
  • President, Zumbro Valley Medical Society, 2004-2005
  • Board of Trustees, Minnesota Medical Association, 2003-2004
  • Young Leader in Medicine Award, American Medicine Association, 1994
  • Presidential citation, Zumbro Valley Medical Society
  • Distinguished visitor, Chilean cities of Viña del Mar, Osorno


  • Clinical trials
  • Lipid disorders
  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Health care policy


See my publications


See a description of research activities.