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Jonathan R. Lindner M.D.

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    • Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine
    • Professor Oregon National Primate Research Center
    • M. Lowell Edwards Professor of Cardiology Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine School of Medicine
    • Director, Cardiovascular Imaging, Knight OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute School of Medicine
    • Chief, Division of Cardiometabolic Health Oregon National Primate Research Center
    • Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences School of Medicine

Dr. Lindner is a Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University where he is the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging and holds the M. Lowell Edwards Professorship of Cardiology. He is also the Chief of the Division of Cardiometabolic Health at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.  He received his medical degree and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and received his cardiovascular training at the University of Virginia.  Dr. Lindner has expertise in the fields of cardiovascular imaging and microvascular physiology; and is currently the principal investigator on several R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health and a grant from the NASA National Space and Biomedical Research Institute.  His research laboratory has pioneered the use of contrast ultrasound for non-invasive molecular imaging of disease and the evaluation of microvascular function/dysfunction.  Specific areas of research include: (a) application of molecular imaging techniques for early detection of atherosclerosis and evaluation of new therapies for atherosclerosis; (b) molecular imaging of angiogenesis and stem cell therapy; (c) molecular imaging for early diagnosis of myocardial ischemic injury and inflammation; (d) microvascular dysfunction and endothelial abnormalities in atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, and sickle cell disease; (e) development of new methods for detecting and treating peripheral arterial disease, and (f) novel approaches for therapeutic ultrasound. Dr. Lindner is the President Elect for the American Society of Echocardiography and also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.  He is on the Board of Directors and serves as the Vice-chair for the Exam Writing Committee for the National Board of Echocardiography.

Areas of interest

  • Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging
  • Molecular imaging
  • Atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease
  • Microvascular function and dysfunction


  • M.D., University of Texas Southwestern 1990
  • Residency:

    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas
  • Fellowship:

    • Cardiovascular medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, internal medicine (1993)
    • Echocardiography – National Board of Echocardiography

Honors and awards

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Elected Member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • Elected Member of the Association of University Cardiologists
  • American Society of Echocardiography, Richard J. Popp Excellence in Teaching Award

Memberships and associations

  • President Elect, American Society of Echocardiography
  • Board of Directors, National Board of Echocardiography
  • Vice-chair, Writing Committee, National Board of Echocardiography
  • NIH MEDI study section
  • NIH/NHLBI Data Safety Monitoring Board for Gene and Cell Therapy Trials
  • Association of University Cardiologists
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation


Selected publications

  • Belcik, JT, et al. Augmentation of muscle blood flow by ultrasound cavitation is mediated by ATP purinergic signaling. Circulation 2017.

  • Mott B, et al. J Am Coll Cardiol Cardiovasc Imag 2016;9:937-46

  • Xie A, et al. Influence of DNA-microbubble coupling on contrast ultrasound-mediated gene transfection in muscle and liver. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2016;29:812-818.

  • Shim CY, et al. Molecular Imaging of platelet-endothelial interactions and endothelial Von Willebrand factor in early and mid-stage atherosclerosis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2015;8:e002765.

  • Chadderdon SM, et al. Skeletal muscle capillary responses to endothelial-derived vasoactive pathways modulate obesity-related insulin resistance. Diabetes 2016;65:2249-57.

  • Liu Y, et al. Molecular imaging of inflammation and platelet adhesion in advanced atherosclerosis: effects of antioxidant therapy with NADPH oxidase inhibition. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2013;6:74-82.

  • Davidson BP, et al. Detection of antecedent myocardial ischemia with multi-selectin molecular imaging. J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;60:1690-1697.


  • "Myocardial Infarction Produces Sustained Proinflammatory Endothelial Activation in Remote Arteries." Journal of the American College of Cardiology In: , Vol. 72, No. 9, 28.08.2018, p. 1015-1026.
  • "Maternal high-fat diet reversal improves placental hemodynamics in a nonhuman primate model of diet-induced obesity." International Journal of Obesity In: , 13.07.2018, p. 1-11.
  • "The Importance of Understanding the Technology that Serves Us." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography In: , Vol. 31, No. 7, 01.07.2018, p. A27-A28.
  • "Btk inhibitors in atherosclerosis." Blood In: , Vol. 131, No. 24, 14.06.2018, p. 2601-2602.
  • "Clinical Applications of Ultrasonic Enhancing Agents in Echocardiography : 2018 American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines Update." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography  In: , Vol. 31, No. 3, 01.03.2018, p. 289-296.
  • "Molecular Imaging in Drug Discovery and Development." Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging  In: , Vol. 11, No. 2, e005355, 01.02.2018.
  • "Endothelial vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 is a marker for high-risk carotid plaques and target for ultrasound molecular imaging." Journal of Vascular Surgery  In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Ultrasound Molecular Imaging of Atherosclerosis Using Small-Peptide Targeting Ligands Against Endothelial Markers of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress." Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Lipoprotein Apheresis Acutely Reverses Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction in Patients With Severe Hypercholesterolemia." JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging In: , 01.01.2018.
  • "Platelets and von Willebrand factor in atherogenesis." Blood In: , Vol. 129, No. 11, 16.03.2017, p. 1415-1419.
  • "Augmentation of Muscle Blood Flow by Ultrasound Cavitation is Mediated by ATP and Purinergic Signaling." Circulation In: , 09.02.2017.
  • "Exercise versus vasodilator stress limb perfusion imaging for the assessment of peripheral artery disease." Echocardiography In: , 2017.
  • "The Fast and the Curious. Physiological Insights From Fast Frame Rate Imaging ." JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging In: , 2017.
  • "Increased Coronary Tortuosity Is Associated with Increased Left Ventricular Longitudinal Myocardial Shortening." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography In: , 2017.
  • "Skeletal and myocardial microvascular blood flow in hydroxycarbamide-treated patients with sickle cell disease." British Journal of Haematology In: , 2017.
  • "Functional adaptations of the coronary microcirculation to anaemia in fetal sheep." Journal of Physiology In: , Vol. 594, No. 21, 01.11.2016, p. 6165-6174.
  • "Temporal changes in skeletal muscle capillary responses and endothelial-derived vasodilators in obesity-related insulin resistance." Diabetes In: , Vol. 65, No. 8, 01.08.2016, p. 2249-2257.
  • "Echocardiographic Ischemic Memory Imaging Through Complement-Mediated Vascular Adhesion of Phosphatidylserine-Containing Microbubbles." JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging In: , Vol. 9, No. 8, 01.08.2016, p. 937-946.
  • "Vasoconstrictor eicosanoids and impaired microvascular function in inactive and insulin-resistant primates." International Journal of Obesity In: , 26.07.2016.
  • "Differential effects of nebivolol vs. Metoprolol on microvascular function in hypertensive humans." American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology  In: , Vol. 311, No. 1, 01.07.2016, p. H118-H124.
  • "Imaging for Regenerative Therapy for PAD."  Regenerative Medicine for Peripheral Artery Disease. Elsevier Inc., 2016. p. 95-116.
  • "Acute Effect of Hookah Smoking on the Human Coronary Microcirculation." American Journal of Cardiology In: , Vol. 117, No. 11, 01.06.2016, p. 1747-1754.
  • "Quantitative assessment of placental perfusion by contrast-enhanced ultrasound in macaques and human subjects." American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology In: , Vol. 214, No. 3, 01.03.2016.
  • "Quantification of residual limb skeletal muscle perfusion with contrast-enhanced ultrasound during application of a focal junctional tourniquet." Journal of Vascular Surgery In: , Vol. 63, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 148-153.
  • "Phase-conversion nanoparticle contrast agents : Do good things come in small packages?" Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging In: , Vol. 9, No. 1, e004374, 01.01.2016.
  • "Amelioration of Metabolic Syndrome-Associated Cognitive Impairments in Mice via a Reduction in Dietary Fat Content or Infusion of Non-Diabetic Plasma." EBioMedicine  In: , Vol. 3, 01.01.2016, p. 26-42.
  • "Influence of DNA-Microbubble Coupling on Contrast Ultrasound-Mediated Gene Transfection in Muscle and Liver." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography In: , 2016.
  • "Rest-Stress Limb Perfusion Imaging in Humans with Contrast Ultrasound Using Intermediate-Power Imaging and Microbubbles Resistant to Inertial Cavitation." Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography In: , 2016.
  • "Endocardial endothelial dysfunction progressively disrupts initially anti then pro-thrombotic pathways in heart failure mice." PLoS One  In: , Vol. 10, No. 11, e0142940, 01.11.2015.
  • "Requisite Role of Kv1.5 Channels in Coronary Metabolic Dilation." Circulation Research In: , Vol. 117, No. 7, 11.09.2015, p. 612-621.

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