Biosciences Graduate Program

Donald D. Heistad, MD


Zahn Professor, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Internal Medicine  - Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology

Contact Information

Primary Office:  
Phone: 319-356-2706

Office: E311 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242

Lab: 340 EMRB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-7685

Web: Internal Medicine


MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, IL
Internship, Environmental Medicine (Research), US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

Iowa License
ABIM Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine
Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

Dr. Heistad's clinical interests include general cardiology. His research interests focus on gene transfer to blood vessels, mechanisms of intracranial hemorrhage, pathophysiology of aortic valvular stenosis; and vascular biology of atherosclerosis and hypertension. A major focus of these studies is on the role of oxidative stress and antioxidant mechanisms.

Date Last Modified: 06/06/2016 - 13:17:48