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
  2. Cardiovascular Disease

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.