Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.H.A., is chair of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Lipshultz previously served at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, where he was the George E. Batchelor Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology. He also served as chief of staff of Holtz Children’s Hospital of the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Centre, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the Southeast.
In addition to serving as chair of pediatrics at the University of Miami, Dr. Lipshultz was director of the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute, which consistently ranks among the top nationally in National Institute of Health medical research funding. The institute specializes in research in the areas of neonatology, cardiology, critical care, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, nephrology and pulmonary disease.
Dr. Lipshultz graduated with a bachelor’s degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He received a master’s degree in development molecular and cellular biology from the same university in 1980, and his medical degree in 1981 from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed a residency in clinical cardiology at Children’s Hospital in Boston.
He has served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. He was associate chair of pediatrics for Strategic Planning and chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong before joining the University of Miami.
He has been the principal investigator in a number of groundbreaking NIH studies on the causes and treatment of cardiomyopathies in children. His clinical trials have discovered therapies that can prevent heart disease in children with HIV. His research interests include cardiomyopathy and heart failure in children; the development of surrogate outcome measures and biomarkers of adult-onset disease, such as coronary artery disease and heart failure to identify prenatal and postnatal factors that moderate their natural history; the efficacy and long-term side effects and outcomes of pharmacological agents in children by use of cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches; translating research advances to clinical care through clinical trials; and the long term heart damage that can be caused by treatments for cancer, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Dr. Lipshultz is principal investigator of the National Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry and chair of several cardiology writing committees on pediatric cardiac and pulmonary complications of HIV infection study for the NIH. He is chair of the Steering Committee of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry, and of the Medical Advisory Board of the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Inc., a national non-profit dedicated to finding causes and cures for pediatric cardiomyopathy. He serves as director of the University of Miami Pediatric Integrative Medicine Program, a federally funded center to improve child health and development through an evidence-based, pediatric-centered integrative medicine program, and is a member of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program Consortium Child Health Oversight Committee. He chairs the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation Scientific Review Committee and is a member of the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program Consortium Child Health Oversight Committee.
He serves on the Steering Committee for the National Children’s Study of the Eunice Kennedy Schriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and chairs a writing group on cardiomyopathy for the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease Project, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is a member of the Children of Chernobyl Relief and Development Fund Medical Advisory Committee and served as a member of a congressional Department of State delegation to examine children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the state of pediatric health care in Ukraine.
He is a member of the National Steering Committee and principal investigator for the NIH’s Pediatric Cardiac and Pulmonary Complications of HIV Infection study.