Life and times of leading cardiologists with Rob Califf. Guest: Carl Pepine
February 18, 2010
Recorded November 15, 2009

Robert M Califf MD
Professor of Medicine
Donald F Fortin Professor, Cardiology
Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research
Director, Duke Translational
Medicine Institute
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

To view Dr Califf's conflict of interest statement, click here

Carl Pepine MD
Eminent Scholar Emeritus
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Dr Pepine has served as a consultant for Abbott, Forest, Novartis/Cleveland Clinic, NicOx, Angioblast, Sanofi-Aventis, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Medcon, and Slack. He has received grants from NIH/NHLBI, Baxter, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Bioheart. Dr Pepine has received unrestricted educational grants from AstraZeneca, AtCor Medical, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and Schering-Plough.

Dr Robert Califf conducts a series of in-depth and personal interviews with his peers in the world of cardiology to find out what makes them tick, how they feel about the future, and what lessons they have learned during their exceptional careers.

In Episode Five of the series, Dr Califf talks to Dr Carl Pepine about his passion for research and his concerns about the encroachment of bureaucracy and hasty reform that cloud over a career choice that is less enticing to today's brightest students than when he was starting out in medicine.

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