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

Tulane University School of Medicine (Primary)
Jay K. Kolls, MD is the representative at this institution.


Cardiovascular Disease
Cell Biology
Internal Medicine
Molecular Biology

Positions held

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