Roberto Bolli, M.D., FAHA, FACC

Robert Bolli, M.D.

Roberto Bolli, M.D., FAHA, FACC

  • Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics
  • Jewish Hospital Heart and Lung Institute Distinguished Chair in Cardiology
  • Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
  • Director, Institute of Molecular Cardiology
  • Distinguished University Scholar
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 310
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7959- Academic Office
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Clinical Expertise
Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease


Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Cardiovascular Disease

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Perugia, Italy
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: National Institutes of Health; Baylor College of Medicine

Featured Publications

  • Cai C, Teng L, Vu D, He JQ, Guo Y, Li Q, Tang XL, Rokosh G, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R. Correction: The heme oxygenase 1 inducer (CoPP) protects human cardiac stem cells against apoptosis through activation of the extracellular signal-related kinase (ERK)/NRF2 signaling pathway and cytokine release. J Biol Chem. 2019 Mar 22;294(12):4725-4727. doi: 10.1074/jbc.AAC119.008182. PubMed PMID: 30902920; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6433068.
  • Grigorian Shamagian L, Madonna R, Taylor D, Climent AM, Prosper F, Bras-Rosario L, Bayes-Genis A, Ferdinandy P, Fernández-Avilés F, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Fuster V, Bolli R. Perspectives on Directions and Priorities for Future Preclinical Studies in Regenerative Medicine. Circ Res. 2019 Mar 15;124(6):938-951. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.313795. PubMed PMID: 30870121; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6442739.
  • Vrtovec B, Bolli R. Potential Strategies for Clinical Translation of Repeated Cell Therapy. Circ Res. 2019 Mar;124(5):690-692. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.314653. PubMed PMID: 30817255; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6400294.
  • Conklin DJ, Guo Y, Nystoriak MA, Jagatheesan G, Obal D, Kilfoil PJ, Hoetker JD, Guo L, Bolli R, Bhatnagar A. TRPA1 channel contributes to myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019 Apr 1;316(4):H889-H899. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00106.2018. Epub 2019 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 30735434.
  • Bolli R. Paul Simpson and Scientific Rigor. Circ Res. 2019 Jan 18;124(2):194. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.314621. PubMed PMID: 30653441.
  • Berry JL, Zhu W, Tang YL, Krishnamurthy P, Ge Y, Cooke JP, Chen Y, Garry DJ, Yang HT, Rajasekaran NS, Koch WJ, Li S, Domae K, Qin G, Cheng K, Kamp TJ, Ye L, Hu S, Ogle BM, Rogers JM, Abel ED, Davis ME, Prabhu SD, Liao R, Pu WT, Wang Y, Ping P, Bursac N, Vunjak-Novakovic G, Wu JC, Bolli R, Menasché P, Zhang J. Convergences of Life Sciences and Engineering in Understanding and Treating Heart Failure. Circ Res. 2019 Jan 4;124(1):161-169. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.314216. PubMed PMID: 30605412; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6350935.
  • Moore JB 4th, Tang XL, Zhao J, Fischer AG, Wu WJ, Uchida S, Gumpert AM, Stowers H, Wysoczynski M, Bolli R. Epigenetically modified cardiac mesenchymal stromal cells limit myocardial fibrosis and promote functional recovery in a model of chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy. Basic Res Cardiol. 2018 Nov 16;114(1):3. doi: 10.1007/s00395-018-0710-1. PubMed PMID: 30446837; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6335654.
  • Bolli R. The Impact Factor of Circulation Research Reaches Another New High. Circ Res. 2018 Aug 17;123(5):510-511. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.313763. PubMed PMID: 30355142.
  • Marian AJ, Bhatnagar A, Bolli R, Izpisua Belmonte JC. Introduction to Cardiovascular Aging Compendium. Circ Res. 2018 Sep 14;123(7):737-739. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.313940. PubMed PMID: 30355084.
  • Mehra P, Guo Y, Nong Y, Lorkiewicz P, Nasr M, Li Q, Muthusamy S, Bradley JA, Bhatnagar A, Wysoczynski M, Bolli R, Hill BG. Cardiac mesenchymal cells from diabetic mice are ineffective for cell therapy-mediated myocardial repair. Basic Res Cardiol. 2018 Oct 23;113(6):46. doi: 10.1007/s00395-018-0703-0. PubMed PMID: 30353243; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6314032.