Stead Family Department of Pediatrics

Heather Bartlett, MD


Director of Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Fellowship Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics  - Cardiology
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2852 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242



BS, Biochemistry, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
MD, University of Arizona, College of Arts and Sciences, Tucson, Arizona

Residency, Pediatrics, University of Arizona, Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona
Post Doctoral, Cardiac Development, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Post Doctoral, Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa Medical License
American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology
American Board of Pediatrics
Diplomat of National Boards

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program
Department of Biochemistry PhD
Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

Research in our laboratory centers on the molecular origins of cardiovascular disease. Current studies concentrate on mutations in alpha-smooth muscle actin that cause a range of cardiovascular diseases in children and adults, including Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection. We are working to determine the components of actin function and regulation that are perturbed in vascular disease. We use the yeast expression system for detailed studies on the effects of the mutations in vivo and in vitro.

Date Last Modified: 12/02/2013 - 13:12:16