Patrice Delafontaine, MD
Year elected: 1996
Current membership category: Senior
Executive Dean, School of Medicine
Tulane University
1430 Tulane Avenue, #8001
New Orleans, LA 70112-2632
United States of America
Phone: 5049885459
Facsimile: (573) 988-2945

Biographical statement

My research has focused on the field of IGF-1 and vascular biology. Our group has conducted extensive studies on the regulation of the IGF-1 receptor and on the biology and regulation of IGF-1 and its receptor in the cardiovascular system. Our studies have included basic science work as well as translational studies that have led to initial insights into changes in the IGF-1 system in patients with cardiovascular diseases. I am particularly interested in studies that bridge basic science, translational science and clinical studies.

Institutional affiliations

None found.


Cardiovascular Disease
Cell Biology
Internal Medicine
Molecular Biology

Positions held

Division/Section Chair
Laboratory Director
Professor, Assistant
Professor, Associate