Douglas Zipes, MD, is a distinguished professor of medicine, pharmacology, and toxicology and director of the cardiology division of Krannert Institute of Cardiology at the Indiana University Medical Center.
Zipes received his bachelor's degree cum laude from Dartmouth College, his medical degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and did postgraduate training at Duke University Medical Center. He is on the board of directors of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology, the American Board of Internal Medicine (executive committee), and the Institute for Clinical Evaluation.
Zipes is vice president of the American College of Cardiology; he will be president elect in 2000 and president in 2001.
Zipes is editor in chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and Cardiology in Review. He is consulting editor for Circulation and for the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, and associate editor of the American Journal of Physiology. He has published more than 600 articles and 13 books.
Zipes received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association in 1989, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology in 1995, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American College of Cardiology in 1996, and the Herrick Award from the American Heart Association in 1997.