Karl Weber, MD


Karl Weber, MD

Dr. Weber is the Neuton Stern Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, where he also completed his internship. After a 2-year stay at the National Institutes of Health’s Artificial Heart Program, he served his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Weber joined the Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Division, at the University of Pennsylvania as Assistant Professor and later became Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the  Laboratories. In 1983 Dr. Weber was appointed Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and Director of the Cardiology Division and Cardiovascular Institute of the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center and in 1985 became the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine. He joined the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center in 1990 serving as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of Cardiology through 1997.

Dr. Weber’s research interests have focused on heart failure, its pathogenic origins and its pathophysiologic expressions. Among his many scientific contributions that have advanced the practice of medicine is his pioneering work into the importance of the heart’s extracellular matrix and mechanisms responsible for cardiac fibrosis. Dr. Weber is a prolific author with over 500 publications. He serves on several US and international editorial boards.