William R. Roeske, MD

  • Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology
  • Associate Chief for Finance, Cardiology
  • Allan C. Hudson and Helen Lovaas Endowed Chair for Cardiovascular Imaging
Research Interests: 

Cardiac receptors in growth and hypertrophy Investigation of alterations of receptors in experimental models of hypertension or in development Echo-Doppler correlates congestive heart failure Examining alterations in measurable velocities and blood flow in normal vs. patients with congestive heart failure in carefully controlled clinical studies Research Activities Cardiovascular pharmacology of autonomic receptor drugs Molecular biology of five types of receptors with specific drugs Correlation of the development of the beta adrenergic receptor and other postreceptor mechanisms in the developing heart Noninvasive evaluation of left ventricular function and performance Differences between muscarinic receptors in the heart and other tissues

  • MD: Stanford University - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, 1970
Honors and Awards
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Investigators
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland - Case Western Reserve, Internal Medicine, 1971-1973
  • Case Western Reserve, 1970-1971
  • Case Western Reserve, Cardiology, 1973-1976
  • University of California San Diego, Cardiology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - General
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease - Subspecialty