Education & Training

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Internal Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


Cardiovascular Disease

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease


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Academic Information

Brent Parker Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

F. 573-884-1235

Research Interests

  • Obesity and the heart

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Awards & Honors


  • Brent M. Parker Professor of Medicine 2009-present
  • Distinguished Fellowship Award, International Academy of Cardiology, 2008


  • American College of Physicians; Fellow
  • American College of Cardiology; Fellow
  • American College of Chest Physicians; Fellow
  • American Heart Association; Fellow
  • Southern Medical Association; Secretary, Cardiology Section, 1995-1998; Vice-Chairman, Cardiology Section, 1998-1999; Chairman, Cardiology Section, 1999-2002

Professional Societies

  • Central Society for Clinical Research
  • Southern Society for Clinical Investiga¬tion
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Society of Angiology; Fellow
  • Society of the Sigma Xi
  • International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis