Core Faculty

Dr. Neal Weintraub

Neal L. Weintraub, M.D.

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

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Contact Info

Patient Calls
Answering Service

Augusta University Health

VBC Office
Phone: (706) 721-6164
Fax: (706) 721-9799
Office: CB-3330C
Lab: CB-3301

Education and

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Saint Louis University National Research Service Award, Clinical

Saint Louis University Cardiovascular Diseases, 1991-1995

University of Illinois
Internal Medicine Resident Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Emory University
Internal Medicine Resident
(PGY-1 & 2)

Tulane University

Tulane University
Biology major

Society Memberships

  • President, Central Society for Clinical Research 2012-2013)
  • President Elect, Central Society for Clinical Research (2010-2011)
  • Vice President, Central Society for Clinical Research (2009-2010)
  • Councilor, Central Society for Clinical Research(2007-2009)
  • Member, American Federation for Medical Research(2000-2003)
  • Fellow, American Heart Association Council on High Blood Pressure Research (1999-2002)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (1998-present)
  • American Heart Association, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (1998-present)
  • American Physiologic Society (1998-present)
  • Central Society for Clinical Research (1997-present)
  • American College of Cardiology (1991-present)
  • Missouri Chapter of ACC, Affiliate-in-Training representative (1994-1995)

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Dr. Weintraub’s laboratory is focused on vascular biology research with emphasis on oxidative stress, inflammation, and obesity. In particular, his work has advanced the understanding of the role of inflammation and oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and aortic aneurysm disease. Through collaborations, the laboratory also participates in research related to remote cardioprotection and stem cell-mediated therapy of the heart. As a clinician, Dr. Weintraub conducts various clinical research projects, including early stage translational research in humans that is derived from the basic science laboratory.


Role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysms: focused on myeloperoxidase-mediated oxidative stress and therapeutic interruption with niacin. Upstream (GPR109a) and downstream (DP receptor) pathways are also under investigation.

Role of perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis: studies are performed using human perivascular adipocytes, and we have developed a novel model of PVAT transplantation into mice.

Role of histone deacetylase-9 in the pathogenesis of obesity-related disease (project headed by Dr. Tapan Chatterjee). This project investigates epigenetic mechanisms of adipose tissue dysfunction in obesity.

Impact of high fat diet on the biology of red blood cells, with an emphasis on the Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines (DARC)- in collaboration with Drs. Julia Brittain and Ryan Harris.


Tyler Benson

Tapan Chatterjee, PhD.

Mourad Ogbi

Rod Pellenberg, M.D.

Weintraub Lab

Recent Trainees

Nicole Yiew -  PhD student (pharmacology) 11/2013-

Rod Pellenberg, MD  - postdoctoral fellow 9/2013-

Meaghann Waltman -  PhD student (pathobiology, University of Cincinnati), 2009-2013

Recent Publications

Journal Articles
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Other Publications

Weintraub, N.L., Stephenson, A.H., Sprague, R.S., and Lonigro, A.J.: Role of phospholipase A2 in EDHF-mediated relaxation of the porcine coronary artery. In: Endothelium-Dependent Hyperpolarizations, P.M. Vanhoutte (Ed.), Canada, Harwood Academic Publishing, pp. 97-108, 1999.

Chu, Y., Weintraub, N., and Heistad, D.D.: Gene therapy and cardiovascular disease. In: Principles of Molecular Cardiology. M.S. Runge, and C. Patterson, (Eds). Totowa, NJ, Humana Press, pp. 57-69, 2005.

Sanchez CE, Kapur S, Weintraub NL. Aneurysms (large and small arteries). In: Hemostasis and Thrombosis: Basic Principles and Clinical Practice (6th Edition). Pp. 870-882. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.