Carl John Pepine, MD: A conversation with the editor∗

      Carl Pepine is Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.D. degree in 1966 from the New Jersey College of Medicine (formerly Seton Hall University School of Medicine). His internship was at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and his residency in internal medicine was at Jefferson Medical College and at the Regional Naval Medical Center in Philadelphia. His cardiology fellowship was at the same institutions. He moved to Gainesville, Florida, from Jefferson Medical College in 1974 and he has been there ever since, becoming full Professor of Medicine in 1978. He has published nearly 425 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, authored 6 books, and over 100 chapters in other investigator’s books. He was the first to describe silent myocardial ischemia. His contributions to our cardiologic knowledge have been extensive. In 1994, he established the Vascular Biology Working Group to provide a forum for the periodic review, exchange, and assimilation of data from research in vascular biology, and nearly 120 conferences have resulted since then. He is editor in chief of Cardiology Today, a monthly newspaper in cardiology.
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