Personal profile

Dr. Keith Youker earned his Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Sciences from Baylor College of Medicine and was the first graduate from this program. The program initially used a broad knowledge approach to training including course work from medical school, graduate school, and cardiovascular core courses designed for basic scientists to work in clinical cardiovascular research. His dissertation work earned him a nomination for the Sigma Xi “Excellence in Science Dissertation Award”. Since graduation, Dr. Youker has been a faculty member in both the departments of Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine prior to joining Houston Methodist Hospital. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the journals of Circulation, American Journal of Pathology, ASAIO and the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Youker’s primary focus has been in heart failure with a particular interest in inflammation and its role in the progression of heart failure. Dr. Youker prefers a hands-on approach in the laboratory and is expert in many areas from electron microscopy to molecular biology techniques and has earned a reputation of excellence in cardiovascular immunopathology research.

Research interests

Dr. Youker focuses on research of the immune system in heart failure and metabolism in heart failure.

Keywords

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  • Immunology, Cardiac, Transplantation, LVAD, Heart Failure

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Heart Failure
Concept: Heart Failure
Weight: 100%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Myocardium
Concept: Myocardium
Weight: 98%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Heart-Assist Devices
Concept: Heart-Assist Devices
Weight: 96%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Cardiac Myocytes
Concept: Cardiac Myocytes
Weight: 81%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Reperfusion
Concept: Reperfusion
Weight: 65%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Neutrophils
Concept: Neutrophils
Weight: 52%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1
Concept: Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1
Weight: 50%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscle Cells
Concept: Muscle Cells
Weight: 49%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Fibrosis
Concept: Fibrosis
Weight: 43%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
Canidae
Concept: Canidae
Weight: 41%
Domain: Medicine & Life Sciences
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Journals

Circulation

ISSNs: 0009-7322, 1524-4539

Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal

11

Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation

ISSNs: 1053-2498

Elsevier

Journal

9

Journal of Clinical Investigation

ISSNs: 0021-9738

The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Journal

8

Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology

ISSNs: 0022-2828

Academic Press

Journal

6

American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology

ISSNs: 0363-6143, 0002-9513, 0363-6127, 0363-6135, 0363-6119

Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1522-1490

American Physiological Society

Journal

5
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Shared Pub. Internal Organizations

Weill Cornell Medical College

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

52

Houston Methodist Hospital

Organizational unit: Schools & Hospitals

49

Department of Cardiology

Organizational unit: Departments

43

Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration

Organizational unit: Programs

32

J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center

Organizational unit: Centers of Excellence

31
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Shared Pub. External Organizations

Baylor College of Medicine

External organization: Unknown

61

Houston Methodist Hospital

External organization: Medical

10

Medical School

External organization: Unknown

8

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

External organization: Academic

7

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

External organization: Unknown

5
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Shared Pub. Internal co-authors

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Shared Pub. External co-authors

Mark L. Entman

External person

41

Lloyd H. Michael

External person

20

C. Wayne Smith

External person

20

George P. Noon

External person

20

Hal K. Hawkins

External person

11
has co-authored Research OutputsResearch Output with Keith A. Youker

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