Life and times of leading cardiologists with Rob Califf. Guest: Suzanne Oparil
March 24, 2011
Recorded: November 15, 2010

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.

A longstanding leader in the hypertension world, Dr Suzanne Oparil has, during the course of her brilliant career, moved from the family dairy farm in Elvira, NY, to Columbia, Harvard, the University of Chicago, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Learn more about Dr Oparil's exceptional life, her groundbreaking research, the renowned hypertension programs that she set up, and what has driven her to always "get to the next level."


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.

Suzanne Oparil MD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics
Director, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Dr Oparil has received grants for research from Daiichi Sankyo, Gilead, and Takeda. She has served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Forest, NicOx, Novartis, Schering-Plough, the Salt Institute, and VIVUS. Dr Oparil has received honoraria from Daiichi Sankyo, Merck, and Novartis.

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