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

Professor of Medicine and Radiology

Phone314-362-4577

Fax314-362-9982

Education

  • B.S. Biology: Georgetown University, Washington, DC (1986)
  • M.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1990)
  • Internship, Medicine: Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO (1991)
  • Residency, Medicine: Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO (1993-1995)
  • Fellowship, Cardiology: Washington University, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO (1996-2000)

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Echocardiology

Recognition

1986

Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University
Francis Graham Medal of Academic and Athletic Achievement, Georgetown University

1993

Washington University Resident Teaching Award
Winner, Syntex/Medicine award for excellence in clinical practice

1994

Knowlton ‘Incentive for Excellence’ Award, Internal Medicine Program, Washington University School of Medicine

1997

Winner, First American Society of Nuclear Medicine/Amerscham Award

2012

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

2013

Washington U. Medical Center Alumni Association “Distinguished Alumni Scholarship Honoree”

2014

Academic Women’s Network “Mentoring Award,” Washington U. School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

2D-echocardiography. tissue Doppler and strain rate analysis. I am also interested in peak oxygen consumption testing and its application to prediction of prognosis in patients with heart failure.

Research Interests

Because obesity is a national epidemic and contributes to between 11 and 14% of all cases of heart failure, I am dedicated to investigating the causes of obesity-related cardiac dysfunction. In particular, I am interested in what role alterations in myocardial metabolism play in the development of cardiac dysfunction and/or the adaptation of the heart to new conditions. My work is translational and conducted in humans subjects. I use multiple different imaging and metabolic techniques to quantify the myocardial alterations seen in obesity and heart failure. Chief among these are positron emission tomography, echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and whole body substrate kinetics. My most recent research has focused on the role of dietary nitrates in exercise performance in patients with heart failure.

Publications

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