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Christopher  deFilippi

Christopher deFilippi M.D.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Medicine
Administrative Title: Director For Clinical Research
Location: Paca-Pratt, 7-N-133
Phone: (410) 328-7204
Fax: (410) 328-3530

Personal History:


  • BA, Chemistry, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
  • MD, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Parkland Memorial Hospital/Dallas VA, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship, Cardiology, Parkland Memorial Hospital/Dallas VA, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Research Interests:

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 multi-center studies to establish novel uses for established blood based cardiac biomarkers and evaluating the utility of 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.

Clinical Speciality:

  • Cardiovascular Disease with Comorbid Kidney Disease

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.