Robert H Eckel

Robert Eckel MD, FAHA, FACC, FNLA

Emeritus - Professor Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and Charles A. Boettcher Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis
  • Medicine - Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes and Cardiology
  • Endocrinology (SOM)


Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Research I South

12801 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045

The team is grateful for the considerable contributions of Dr. Eckel as the founder of the Lipoprotein Apheresis Program at CU Anschutz (now Cardiometabolic & Advanced Lipid Clinic).

Dr. Eckel earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison, and fellowship in Metabolism and Endocrinology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

His translational research has incorporated data from populations, human subjects in the Clinical Translational Research Center, genetically-modified mice and tissue culture to pursue mechanistic relationships between metabolic disorders such as obesity/metabolic syndrome/diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Eckel has more than 300 articles published in peer-reviewed journals including International Journal of Health Care, Diabetes, Metabolism, and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He is past president of the American Heart Association, Obesity Society, and Association of Patient Oriented Research. Dr. Eckel co-chaired the 2013 ACC/AHA Lifestyle Guideline for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and was a member of the 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guideline Committee.

He is a member of the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications Observational Safety and Monitoring Board and is on the Board for the American Diabetes Association.

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