Dr. Carl J. Pepine, MD serves as Suncoast Chapter Chair, Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Pepine serves as Chairman of Clinical advisory panel at Medicomp, Inc. He served as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Amorcyte Inc.
Dr. Pepine is an internationally recognized leader in both the clinical and scientific areas of cardiovascular medicine. His major interests focus on the pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease and coronary and systemic vascular hemodynamic mechanisms underlying the disease. He is principal investigator for the UF center for the NHLBI-funded Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation (WISE) and the UF center for the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN).
Dr. Pepine has been or is the PI for many investigator initiated clinical trials, as well as NHLBI trials. He is past president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the national professional organization for cardiovascular specialists. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the ACC and many committees and task forces and is the founder and overall Project Chair for the Vascular Biology Working Group (VBWG).