Dr. Stauffer is a clinical adult cardiologist and Chief of Cardiology at Denver Health Medical Center. He has engaged in clinical translational research in the heart and vasculature for over 20 years. He studies how heart muscle changes in response to heart failure. The goal of this research is to improve therapies and prevent the need for heart transplantation in children and adults with heart failure. He also studies blood vessel health in adults with risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The goal of this research is to prevent or reverse blood vessel disease to prevent the development of atherosclerosis that leads to heart attacks and stroke. His work involves both males and females and has identified a number of sex differences in diseases that may provide the background for specific targeted approaches to treatment options.