Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA

Professor of Internal Medicine

Dr. Sadayappan finished his Bachelorís degree in Botany in 1987 at the American College in Madurai, India, and his Masterís 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 Childrenís Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. 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, Illinois. In July, 2014, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Physiology. Dr. Sadayappan has been Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH since Sep 2016.

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. Dr. Sadayappan and his team members have focused studying the regulation of both cardiac and skeletal muscles in health and various pathphysiological conditions. Specifically, the studies are to determine (i) secondary risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, etc in South Asian population to aggravate the severity of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, (ii) molecular mechanisms that mediate heart failure with ejection fractions and cardiac arrhythmias, (iii) autoimmune mechanisms in post-myocardial injury and (iv) the pathology of skeletal muscle in distal arthrogryposis.

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My Life, My Heart and My(osin) binding protein-C

University of Cincinnati
Cardiovascular Center, Rm 4935
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0542, USA
Phone : +1 513-558- 7498
Email : sadayasl@ucmail.uc.edu