Kevin C. Dellsperger, MD, PhD
Mr. Dellsperger ia a native of New Orleans, LA, and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University in Biomedical Engineering. After obtaining his MD and PhD at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA he completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. Following his Chief Residency and Cardiology Fellowship, he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 1989 as Assistant Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2001. He served as Chief of Staff at the Iowa City VAMC and Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs of the Carver College of Medicine from 1997 to 2003. From 1999 until 2001, he also served as Chief Medical Officer for the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 14 and later as the Medical Director of the Primary Care and Specialty Care Service Line for VISN 23 from 2001 until his departure from the VA in 2003. He also served as President of the AHA, Heartland Affiliate and Governor for Iowa of the American College of Cardiology.
In 2003, Dr. Dellsperger was recruited to the University of Missouri, Columbia as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine. Currently he is Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine, Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, and Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He holds the Marie L. Vorbeck Chair in Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and American College of Physicians. In September, 2009, he assumed the position of Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Outcomes at MU. In addition, he is the Director of the Tom and Anne Smith MD/PhD Program. He served as a Member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for three years and as a Senior Examiner in 2013. His current research interest are broad in that he has collaborations in the field of coronary and pulmonary arterial and microvascular function in health and disease, exercise physiology in metabolic syndrome and education and patient safety. His research laboratory has been funded through the NIH, VA, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the American Heart Association. He is a member of the MU Center for Health Care Quality and has been involved in numerous performance improvement projects at MU. He reviews manuscripts for many of the leading Journals in the field of Cardiology, Medicine and Patient Safety and Quality and serves on the Editorial Board for 3 Journals. He is the author of more than 120 papers, review articles and book chapters in the fields of basic research, clinical cardiology and patient safety..