Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA

Professor of Internal Medicine

Dr. Sadayappan finished his Bachelor’s degree in Botany in 1987 at the American College in Madurai, India, and his Master’s in Botany in 1991 at VHNSN College in Virudhunagar, India. For his doctoral work, he studied the molecular aspects of cardiac hypertrophy and was awarded his PhD in Biochemistry from Madurai Kamaraj University, India, in 1999. For his postdoctoral training, he attended the Max-Planck- Institute in Bad Nauheim, Germany, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Beginning his career as an independent investigator, Dr. Sadayappan was appointed to the post of tenure-track Assistant Professor in September 2009 at Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL. In July, 2014, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Physiology. He is currently Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Heart Branch, Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute (HLVI), at the University of Cincinnati (UC), Cincinnati, OH. His research is driven by the desire to improve cardiac health with the long-range goal of preventing the development of heart failure that results from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and coronary heart disease. Overall, he has made significant contributions to the field of heart failure, including original peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters. He has authored more than 70 manuscripts. Prof. Sadayappan currently serves as a regular member of the NIH Myocardial Infarction and Metabolism, as well as the American Heart Association - Cardiac Biology Regulation 1 study sections. He is also actively involved in the American Heart Association, American Physiological Society and International Society for Heart Research organizing committees. Dr. Sadayappan has received funding from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the American Heart Association, and pharmaceutical industries. Over the last five years, was recognized as a Junior Scientist of the Year 2012 at Loyola University Chicago and as a Fellow of the American Heart Association and Fellow of Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society.

As Director of the Heart Branch, UC HLVI, Dr. Sadayappan is responsible for carrying out its mission and implementing its business plan. He also supervises clinical, basic and translational research, formulates and integrates research activities, and establishes programs that will foster public-private partnerships, philanthropy and commercialization of new drugs, devices and technology. In addition, he is a member of the Research Governance Committee and the UC HLVI Governance Council.

University of Cincinnati
Cardiovascular Center, Rm 4935
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0542, USA
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