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Kathleen McDonough, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean School of Graduate Studies
Director, MD/PhD Program
Director, Interdisciplinary Program

1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-6197


B.A. - 1969 
     St. Louis University

PhD - 1977
     University of Missouri

Research Interests Myocardial function, sepsis, preconditioning, alcohol, hemorrhage and resuscitation
Teaching Activities

Area of Expertise: 
      Cardiovascular Physiology
Course Directorship:
     INTER 131 and 132 and PHTH 7121 and 7122 - Biological Systems A and B;
     PHYSIO 205 - Basic Physiology
Course Co- Directorship:
     PHYSIO 100 - Medical Physiology

Selected Publications

McDonough KH, Swafford A, Giaimo M, Miller H, Mode of ethanol administration influences the severity of hemorrhage induced lactic acidemia in conscious guinea pigs, J. Cardiovascular Pharmacology56:234-240, 2010.

McDonough K. H., C. Doumen, M. Giaimo and O. Prakash. Effects of the HIV-1 protein Tat on myocardial function and response to endotoxin. Cardiovascular Toxicology 10:250-258, 2010.

Molina MF, A Whitaker, Molina PE, McDonough KH, Alcohol does not modulate the augmented acetylcholine-induced vasodilatory response in hemorrhaged rodents., Shock 32:601-607, 2009.

Davis-Jackson R.M., H Correa, R Horswell, H Sadowska-Krowicka, K McDonough, C Debata, R Gardner and D. Penn, Antithrombin III (AT) and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (R-TPA) used singly and in combination versus supportive care for treatment of endotoxin-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in the neonatal pig, Thrombosis Journal 4:7, 2006.

McDonough, K. H. and J. I. Virag, Sepsis induced myocardial dysfunction and myocardial protection from ischemia/reperfusion injury, Frontiers in Bioscience , 2005.

Azuero, R, C Debata, M Quinn, K McDonough and D. Penn., Dobutamine alters carnitine metabolism in the neonatal piglet heart., Canadian J Physiol Pharmacol 82: 493-501, 2004.

McDonough, K.H., M. Giaimo, and H.I. Miller., Low dose alcohol alters the cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory compensation for severe blood loss., J Trauma 53:541-548, 2002.

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