Suzanne Oparil, MD


Professor of Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
Section Chief of Vascular Biology and Hypertension
Director, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program

Oparil

Contact Information
Zeigler Research Building, Room 1034
703 19th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0007

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Office Phone:  (205) 934-2580
Office Fax: (205) 975-5119


 
Office Administrator

Pam Jacobs
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Professional


Training

Cardiology Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital (1968 - 1971)


Internal Medicine Residency
Presbyterian Hospital (1966 - 1967)


Medical Degree
Columbia University (1965)


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine (1970)

Society Memberships

American Heart Association
American Society for Clinical Investigation (Member Emeritus )
American Society of Hypertension
Council on High Blood Pressure Research
Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences 
International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences
Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI)


Clinical


Clinical Interests

Hyperaldosteroneism
Hypertension
Lipid management
Preventive cardiology
Renovascular hypertension


Research


Research Interests

Pathogenesis of vascular disease, with particular emphasis on sexual dimorphism and the protective effects of female sex hormones
Pathophysiology and treatment of high blood pressure


Clinical Trials

  • Essential hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Diabetes mellitus

Selected Journal

Articles

Muntner P, Levitan EB, Reynolds K, Mann DM, Tonelli M, Oparil S, Shimbo D. Within-Visit Variability of Blood Pressure and All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality Among US Adults. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012 Mar;14(3):165-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00581.x. Epub 2012 Jan 24.
PMID: 22372774 


Kereiakes DJ, Chrysant SG, Izzo JL Jr, Littlejohn T 3rd, Oparil S, Melino M, Lee J, Fernandez V, Heyrman R. Long-term efficacy and safety of triple-combination therapy with olmesartan medoxomil and amlodipine besylate and hydrochlorothiazide for hypertension. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012 Mar;14(3):149-57. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00588.x. Epub 2012 Jan 24.
PMID: 22372774


Xing D, Li P, Gong K, Yang Z, Yu H, Hage FG, Oparil S, Chen YF. Endothelial Cells Overexpressing Interleukin-8 (IL8) Receptors Reduce Inflammatory and Neointimal Responses to Arterial Injury. Circulation. 2012 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22361324


Acelajado MC, Oparil S. Antiplatelet therapy for transient ischemic attack. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012 Feb;14(2):103-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00571.x. Epub 2012 Jan 4.
PMID: 2277143


Acelajado MC, Pisoni R, Dudenbostel T, Dell'Italia LJ, Cartmill F, Zhang B, Cofield SS, Oparil S, Calhoun DA. Refractory hypertension: definition, prevalence, and patient characteristics. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2012 Jan;14(1):7-12. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00556.x. Epub 2011 Nov 15.
PMID: 22235818


 PubMed Listings

 Suzanne Oparil, MD

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