Dr. deFilippi has an active clinical research program in collaboration with cardiologists, nephrologists, emergency medicine physicians, and clinical chemists throughout the country evaluating how blood tests can be best used to identify patients with kidney disease and how such patients may benefit from further heart tests or treatments.
Currently Dr. deFilippi is conducting several multi-center studies to establish novel uses for several established blood based cardiac biomarkers and evaluating the utility of several new cardiac markers. The focus is on those with underlying renal disease and identifying significant coronary disease in asymptomatic but potentially higher-risk populations such as the elderly.
Dr. deFilippi oversees the cardiac evaluation program of patients who are being considered for kidney transplant. He has clinical expertise in echocardiography and diagnostic cardiac catheterization and is actively involved with both at the University. Although his general cardiology practice focuses on patients with renal disease, Dr. deFilippi also sees general cardiology patients with ischemic heart disease. His teaching responsibilities include cardiology and general internal medicine trainees.
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