Heinrich Taegtmeyer, M.D., D.Phil, FACC, FAHA
Dr. Taegtmeyer is a board certified cardiologist with a PhD in biochemistry. He received his Dr.med. (summa cum laude) from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in 1968, and his DPhil from the University of Oxford, UK, in 1981. Dr. Taegtmeyer joined the UT faculty in 1982. He served as Director of the UT Cardiology Fellowship Program 1988-94, and achieved the rank of Professor in 1991. Dr. Taegtmeyer’s lab has received NIH research funding consistently over the last 30 years. He is a reviewer for many competitive journals. He served as an Associate Editor for Circulation (1993-2004); is an Associate Editor for Cardiology (1993-present), and is on the Editorial Boards of Circulation Research, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology - Imaging. Dr. Taegtmeyer lecturers world-wide on heart metabolism, diabetes, and heart failure.
Dr. Taegtmeyer is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the International Society for Heart Research, and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. He served as President of the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism 2006 to 2009. Dr. Taegtmeyer is board certified by the ABIM in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. He has supervised 12 graduate students and 16 postdoctoral fellows, and he has mentored 15 medical or surgical residents on research rotations as well as 43 summer students. Many of his students hold academic appointments in the U.S. and Germany.
Dr. Taegtmeyer was a full member of the NIH Metabolism Study Section from 1989 to 1993 and has since served as an ad hoc member of various NIH study sections on a yearly basis. In 2005, the Director of the NHLBI named Dr. Taegtmeyer to the NIH Protocol Review Committee for the IMMEDIATE Trial. In 2006, he was named to the NHLBI Data Safety Monitoring Board for the IMMEDIATE Trial. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the University Clinical Research Center since 1995, and on the MacDonald Fund Research Committee since 2007. In 2012, Dr. Taegtmeyer received the Distinguished Scientist Award from St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston.
Dr. Taegtmeyer is author or coauthor of 250 peer-reviewed papers, including 38 invited editorials and reviews and 21 book chapters. He has served as editor or co-editor of 3 textbooks.
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