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William G. Haynes

William G. Haynes

University of IOWA, USA

University of IOWA
USA

Biography

William G. Haynes is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa (Divisions of Endocrinology and Cardiology). Dr. Haynes’s NIH-funded research focuses on the mechanisms of hypertension and vascular damage in obesity. He provided the first description of the sympathoexcitatory effects of leptin. He has published over 150 papers, reviews and book chapters. Dr. Haynes is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, has won awards from the International Society of Hypertension, and the American Heart Association, and was Associate Editor of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.

Research

This include studies on the effects of homocysteine, diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia on endothelial function in humans. He is also interested in the cardiovascular and autonomic effects of obesity, focusing on novel mediators such as leptin and the melanocortins. He has a particular interest in vascular medicine, focusing on prevention and regression of atherosclerosis through management of cardiovascular risk factors including hyperlipidemia, hypertension and high homocysteine.