Gaston Kapuku

Associate Professor

Gaston Kapuku

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: GPI

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Cardiology

Bio

I am tenured associate professor in Medicine (Cardiology), Pediatrics and Population Health Sciences. I am a trained interventional cardiologist. My research focus is on preclinical markers of cardiovascular disease.

  • (706) 721-8343
  • HS 1723

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, General Nagasaki University, 1993

  • MD, Medicine Kinshasa University, 1983

Awards & Honors

  • Mentor: APS Young Investigator Colloquium 2015-Present APS, 2015

  • Mentor: Engel group, APS Young Investigator Colloquium 2013 2013

  • Blue Ribbon Presentation International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, 2008

  • MCG President Award 2008

  • Medical Fellowship Award International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, 2008

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5593

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6593

    ECM 2-PBL
  • MEDI 5592

    ECM 1-PBL
  • MEDI 6592

    ECM 2-PBL

Teaching Interests

Health Promotion
PBL

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Determinants of pulse wave velocity trajectories from youth to young adulthood: the Georgia Stress and Heart Study, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Hemodynamic profile and compensation deficit in African and European Americans during physical and mental stress, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Augusta Heart Study, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Physical Activity, Weight Control, and Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival among Breast Cancer Survivors, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Abstract P204: Growth and Moderators of Pulse Wave Velocity From Childhood to Adulthood, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Hypertension
Heart Function (Diastology)
Coronary Artery Disease
Stress
Gene-Environment Interaction

Department Service

  • 2018 - 2019

College Service

  • University Senate representing MCG 2018 - 2020

University Service

  • Liaison MCG-UA 2018 - 2020

    Role: University Senate Service

Professional Service

  • American Journal of Cardiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Journal of Medical Sciences 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • American Journal of Physiology 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Annals of Behavioral Medicine 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Ethnicity and Diseases 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer