Biography: David A. Calhoun, MD

David A. Calhoun, MD
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Birmingham, AL

Dr. David Calhoun is a Professor of Medicine, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program and Center for Sleep/Wake Disorders at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

After completing his medical residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he did a post-doctoral research fellowship in vascular biology under the tutelage of Dr. Suzanne Oparil. He currently has joint faculty appointments in the UAB Hypertension Program and in the Center for Sleep/Wake Disorders. Dr. Calhoun is an active clinical investigator.

He has an extensive bibliography in clinical hypertension, including over 170 journal articles and book chapters. His major research focus has been on defining causes of resistant hypertension. In that regard, Dr. Calhoun has made important contributions defining aldosteronism as common cause of resistant hypertension. Currently, his laboratory is evaluating a proposed phenotype of refractory hypertension.

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