Research By Specialization

VCU Medical Center is made up of faculty with a wide range of research interests. There is active intra-departmental as well as inter-departmental collaboration directed primarily by the mutual interest in a given disease process. To provide insight into the ongoing research in the department, we have categorized active research it under various research foci.

Click on the researcher's name to go to their page in the VCU Medical Center Faculty Expertise Directory.

Specialization/Research Foci


Addiction Medicine
Clinical – Michael Weaver

Aging/Women’s Health/Ostheoporosis and Bone Disorders
Clinical – Robert Downs, Diane Biskobing, Robert Adler

Asthma
Clinical – Kevin R Cooper
Basic – Lawrence B Schwartz

Atherosclerosis/CVD/MI/Vascular Disease
Clinical – James Arrowood, Evelyne Goudreau, Mimi Peberdy, Michael Cowley, Zachary Gertz, Michael Kontos, Ion Jovin
Basic – Shobha Ghosh, William M Pandak, Shunlin Ren, Daniel A Rodriguez

Cancer
Clinical – Steven Grant, Beata Holkova, John M McCarty, Wally R Smith, Arpita Aggarwal, Brian Cassel
Basic – John C Barrett, Steven Grant, Steven Grossman

Chronic Kidney Disease and Hepatorenal Syndrome
Clinical – Todd W Gehr
Basic – Dan Carl, Siddhartha S Ghosh

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Clinical - Kevin R Cooper
Basic - Norbert Voelkel

Critical Illness
Clinical - Marjolein de Wit, Curt Sessler
Basic - Alpha Fowler, Ramesh Natarajan

Diabetes/Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome
Clinical - John N Clore, Edmond Trey Wickham, John E Nestler, Frank Zieve, Jim Levy
Basic – Shobha Ghosh

Electrophysiology
Clinical – Kenneth Ellenbogen, Richard Shepard, Jayanthi Koneru, Gautham Kalahasty, Jordana Kron, Jose Huizar, Karoly Kaszala, Kevin Sumption

Health Information Technology
Lynne Penberthy, Susan Wolver, Brian Cassel

Healthcare Disparities
Wally R Smith, Arpita Aggarwal

Healthcare Epidemiology
Gonzalo Bearman, Michael Edmond, Michael Stevens, Richard Wenzel

Heart Failure
Clinical – Antonio Abbate, Kenneth Ellenbogen, Michael L Hess, George Vetrovec, Walter Paulsen, Richard Cooke, Hem Bhardwaj, Michael Kontos, Andreas Prinz, Rebecca Potfay, Keyur Shah, Fadi N. Salloum
Basic – Antonio Abbate, Rakesh Kukreja, Edward Lesnefsky, Fadi N. Salloum

HIV/HAART
Clinical – Daniel E Nixon, Lawrence B Schwartz, Richard K Sterling

Hypertension
Clinical – Domenic A Sica, Todd W Gehr
Basic – Domenic A Sica

Inflammatory Diseases
Clinical – Antonio Abbate, John N Clore, Richard K Sterling, Stephen J Bickston
Basic Research – John N Clore, Siddhartha S Ghosh, Ramesh Natarajan

Interventional Pulmonology
Clinical - Wes Shepherd, Hans Lee, Raj Malhotra
Basic - Amir Syed

Liver Disease (NASH/NAFLD/Cirrhosis/Hepatic Encephalopathy/Viral Hepatitis)
Clinical – Jasmohan Bajaj, Arun J Sanyal, Richard K Sterling, Luketic A Velimir
Basic – Jasmohan Bajaj, John F Kuemmerle, Arun J Sanyal, Birmaljit S Sandhu,

PCOS
John E Nestler, Edmond Trey Wickham

Pulmonary Hypertension
Clinical – Laszlo Farkas, Daniel C Grinnan, Norbert F Voelkel
Basic – Laszlo Farkas, Norbert F Voelkel

Service and Educational
Clinical – Bruce E Hillner, Wally R Smith, Ray W Shepherd, Brian Cassel
Basic – John C Barrett, Peter A Boling, Arun J Sanyal

Sickle Cell Disease
Clinical - Wally R Smith