Douglas P. Zipes, MD

Douglas Zipes

Title: Director of Cardiology (Retired), Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Company: Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Location: Carmel, Indiana, United States

Douglas P. Zipes, MD, Retired Director of Cardiology at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cardiology and higher education.

Drawing upon more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Zipes is a distinguished cardiologist and educator who spent the duration of his career at the Indiana University School of Medicine, having commenced his career as a professor of medicine in 1976. From 1994 to 2007, he served as a distinguished professor of medicine, pharmacology and toxicology, and during this time, also held the role of director of the cardiology division of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology from 1995 to 2007. He ultimately reached emeritus status in 2007.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Zipes pursued formal education at Dartmouth College, earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in 1961 and a Bachelor of Medical Science in 1962. He subsequently transferred to Harvard Medical School, where he received a Doctor of Medicine, cum laude, in 1964. Thereafter, he completed an internship in medicine and residency in cardiology at the Duke University Medical Center between 1964 and 1966, later becoming a fellow of the medical center in 1966 until his completion of the fellowship in 1968.

A contributor of articles to professional journals and chapters to books, as well as an editor of multiple journals, Dr. Zipes is also an accomplished author, having written four books throughout his career. As a testament to his professional success, he has accrued myriad accolades, including the Distinguished Achievement Award and Cor Vitae Award from the American Heart Association, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology, and the Presidential Citation from the American College of Cardiology. Likewise, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Duke University Medical Alumni Association and was named a Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor for an Indiana citizen from the governor of Indiana.

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