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Joel D. Schilling, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Immunology/Pathology

Phone314-362-8732

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Education

  • BA, Chemistry: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (1996)
  • MD, PhD, Medicine/Immunology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2003)
  • Internship and Residency, Medicine: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2005)
  • Fellowship, Cardiology: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2007)
  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2009)

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Medicine

Recognition

2000

David F. Silbert Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

2003

The William Peck Book Award in Internal Medicine, awarded in recognition of the highest achievement in internal medicine

2005

Resident of the Year Award, Internal Medicine

2007

Knowlton Award for Clinical Excellence

2009

Burton Sobel Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research
Jay Cohn New Investigator Award, Heart Failure Society of America

2011

Finalist, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators Forum

Clinical Interests

Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation

Research Interests

My research is focused on understanding the role of inflammation in diabetic heart disease. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a critical role in host defense against pathogens, but they are also activated by noninfectious cellular stress, such as that which occurs in lipid overload, diabetes, and ischemia. My lab is using a combination of cell culture and in vivo models of heart failure and lipotoxic stress to define the mechanisms by which TLR-inflammatory pathways are activated and to address the functional consequences of these pathways in the development and progression of cardiomyopathy. Through this research we hope to create a platform for translational studies involving human subjects with diabetes and heart failure. Ultimately, this work aspires to identify novel targets for treating, and perhaps preventing, heart failure in patients with diabetes.

Publications

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