Dr. Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson is a clinician scientist at the University of Calgary in the Department of Medicine. His current research interests are in the evaluation and treatment of endothelial dysfunction in humans. He obtained his MD degree at the University of Calgary and then undertook residency training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology in Calgary. He pursued further research training in coronary physiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He returned to the University of Calgary and has been on staff since 1995. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and a Scholar of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. His research interests include the assessment of coronary physiology and peripheral endothelial function in subjects with atherosclerosis or its risk factors. He has been funded by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health, the Canadian Diabetes Association. He also holds numerous physician initiated industry grants. His clinical interest is percutaneous coronary intervention.
The group is currently interested in the mechanisms of diabetic endothelial dysfunction in animal and human models; the effect of modulation of endothelial derived NO on endothelial function in patients with diabetes, and in a separate study, chronic renal failure; the interaction between CRP and endothelial function; the long-term prognostic significance of endothelial function as a determinant of cardiovascular outcomes; the effect of novel anti-lipidemic drugs on endothelial function and atherosclerosis regression.