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Alan L. Hinderliter, MD

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Medicine
    Division of Cardiology

Cardiology (Adult), Heart & Vascular
Hypertension Clinic

BP variability & effects of hypertension on the heart; behavioral approaches to treating hypertension; vascular endothelial function; effects of air pollution on the heart; heart disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Special Interests:
Hypertension, echocardiography, valvular heart disease.
Clinical Appointment Phone:  866-862-4327 - UNC Open Access Referral Center
Fax:  919-966-1743
Assistant Name:  Anna Jojic
Assistant Email:

Alan Lee Hinderliter, MD

Internal Medicine - Board Certified  (1984)
Cardiovascular Diseases - Board Certified  (1987)

Education and Training
Fellowship: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1985 - 1988
Area: Cardiology
  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1984 - 1985
Area: Hypertension
Internship and Residency: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1981 - 1984
Area: Internal Medicine
Medical School: MD, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1981

  1. Bronze Tablet Scholor, University of Illinois, 1977

  2. Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois, 1976

  1. Exercise and weight loss reduce blood pressure in men and women with mild hypertension: Effects on cardiovascular, metabolic, and hemodynamic funtioning.
    Authors: Blumenthal JA, Sherwood A, Gullette ECD, Babyak M, Hinderliter A, Waugh R, Georgiades A, Craighead LW, Tweedy D, Feinglos M, Applebaum M, Hayano J
    Archives of Internal Medicine 160:1947-1958, 2000

  2. Echocardiographic predictors of adverse outcomes in primary pulmonary hypertension.
    Authors: Raymond RJ, Hinderliter AL, Willis IV PW, Clarke WR, Ralph D, Caldwell EJ, Williams W, Ettinger NA, Summer WR, de Boisblanc B, Schwartz T, Koch G, Clayton LM, Jobus MM, Crow JW, Long W
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 39:1214-1219, 2002

  3. Reduction of left ventricular hypertrophy after excerise and weight loss in overweight patients with mild hypertension.
    Authors: Hinderliter A, Sherwood A, Gullette ECD, Babyak M, Waugh R, Georgiades A, Bumenthal JA
    Archives of Internal Medicine 162:1333-1339, 2002

  4. Effects of exercise and stress management training on markers of cardiovascular risk in patients with ischemic heart disease.
    Authors: Blumenthal JA, Sherwood A, Babyak MA, Wathins LL, Waugh R, Georgiades A, Bacon SL, Hayano J, Coleman RE, Hinderliter A
    Journal of the American Medical Association 293:1626-1634, 2005

  5. Impaired endothelial function in coronary heart disease patients with depressive symtomatology
    Authors: Sherwood A, Hinderliter AL, Watkins LL, Waugh RA, Blumenthal JA
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 46:656-659, 2005

  6. Age moderates the short-term effects of transdermal 17beta-estradiol on endothelium-dependent vascular function in postmenopausal women.
    Authors: Sherwood A, Bower JK, McFetridge-Durdle J, Blumenthal JA, Newby LK, Hinderliter AL
    Arteriosclerosis Thromboisis and Vascular Biology 27:1782-1787, 2007

  7. Aortic arch atheroma progression and recurrent vascular events in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack.
    Authors: Sen S, Hinderliter A, Sen PK, Simmons J, Beck J, Offenbacher S, Obman EM, Oppenheimer SM
    Circulation, 116:928-935, 2007

  8. Endothelial dysfunction: associations with exposure to ambient fine particles in diabetic individuals.
    Authors: Schneider A, Neas L, Herbst MC, Case M, Williams RW, Cascio W, Hinderliter A, Holguin F, Buse JB, Dungan K, Styner M, Peters A, Devlin RB
    Environmental Health Perspectives 116:1666-1674, 2008

  9. Effects of the DASH Diet alone and in combination with exercise and weight loss on blood pressure and cardiovascular biomarkers in men and women with high blood pressure: the ENCORE study
    Authors: Blumenthal JA, Babyak MA, Hinderliter A, Watkins LL, Craighead L, Kin PH, Caccia C, Johnson J, Waugh R, Sherwood A
    Archives of Internal Medicine, In Press

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