Linda R. Peterson, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE


  • Professor of Medicine and Radiology
  • Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Research interests

My main area of interest is understanding the mechanisms by which substrate metabolism affects structure and function. I use multiple imaging modalities including echocardiography, Positron Emission Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy to translate findings from animal models to humans. Specific areas of research include: nitric oxide’s effects on skeletal muscle function in heart failure; the effects of metabolic modulation on cancer and diabetes; the effects of heart failure, sex, obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes on myocardial substrate metabolism, structure, and function; and associations between specific lipids (ceramides) on cardiovascular outcomes.


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Phone: 314-362-4577 (Office) |
Fax: 314-362-9982

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