My research focuses on the mechanisms of peripheral artery disease development as well as better treatment strategies for patients with peripheral artery disease.
I am a vascular medicine specialist and Instructor in Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. My research to date has focused on genetic, inflammatory, and lipid contributions to vascular development and disease. At Vanderbilt, my research program focuses on the mechanisms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) development and treatment. Specific areas of interest include the role of thrombosis in PAD, lipoprotein signatures associated with PAD and other atherosclerotic diseases, and the impact of novel diabetes therapies on vascular health and function. Our research utilizes existing epidemiologic cohorts as well as mechanistic clinical trials. I am also involved in advocacy efforts to improve the care of patients with PAD.