Sarver Heart Center, Room 4137
"Right Ventricular Diastolic Function in Pulmonary Hypertension "
Rebecca R. Vanderpool, PhD
Dr. Rebecca R. Vanderpool is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Arizona. The Vanderpool Lab utilizes engineering principles, data analysis and basic modeling to identify novel biomarkers and clinical phenotypes of pulmonary vascular disease and right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). We apply novel analysis techniques to cardiac images and pressure waveforms to quantify pulmonary vascular disease and RV dysfunction and failure.
Dr. Vanderpool received a BS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her graduate work focused on quantifying the effect of pulmonary vascular remodeling on pulsatile hemodynamics in isolated perfused lungs from animal models of pulmonary hypertension. Before joining the University of Arizona, Dr. Vanderpool completed two postdoctoral trainings in the area of clinical translational research at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium and the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. She investigated the effect of therapy on right ventricular function, RV-PA coupling, and pulmonary vascular stiffness in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.