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Carl J Pepine, MD

Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

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My bio

Carl J. Pepine, MD, is a doctor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1962 with his bachelor’s degree.

As he started medical school at Rutgers in New Jersey with his MD in 1966, Pepine stayed in the northeast for his internship at Allegheny General Hospital, a University of Pittsburgh affiliate. His two residencies were at Jefferson Medical College Hospital and Regional Naval Medical Center. He completed both fellowships in 1971 and became board certified in Internal Medicine and the subspeciality of Cardiovascular Disease.

He is currently a principal investigator of many NIH- and industry-funded research projects on cardiovascular disease in women, IHD, hypertension, heart failure, and cell-based therapy, with continuous peer-reviewed federal research funding (DoD, NIH, VA Merit) for over 40 years.

Pepine served as Chief of the UF Division of Cardiovascular Medicine from 1998–2008 and Chief of Cardiology, VA Medical Center, from 1978–1994. He has published more than 1,100 scientific articles, has edited 6 textbooks, and has been on the editorial boards of all major cardiovascular journals. He is the founding editor of Cardiology Today and Editor-in-Chief for American Heart Journal Plus: Cardiology Research and Practice. Pepine is currently the co-director of CTSI Multi-site Study Support Team at the National Center for Research.

Board certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease

    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Diplomate

    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Diplomate

    National Board of Medical Examiners


  • Fellowship - Cardiopulmonary Physiology

    Naval Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University, 1969-1971

  • Residency - Internal Medicine

    Naval Hospital, 1968-1969

  • Residency - Internal Medicine

    Thomas Jefferson University, 1967-1968

  • Internship - Internal Medicine

    Allegheny University Hospital, 1966-1967

  • Medical Degree

    Rutgers University, 1962-1966

  • BS in Psychology/Undergraduate in Pre-Medical

    University of Pittsburgh, 1959-1962

My areas of focus





  • Wenger Award for Excellence in Medical research and Leadership

    National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, 2019

  • Bernadine Healy Leadership in Women’s Cardiovascular Disease Award

    American College of Cardiology, 2018

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

    University of Florida, 2010

  • Gifted Scientist Award

    Florida Chapter, American College of Cardiology, 2009

  • Distinguished International Educator

    University of Florida, 2005

  • President

    American College of Cardiology, 2003-2004

  • Eminent Scholar Chair in Cardiovascular Research (UF)

    American Heart Association (AHA) – Suncoast Chapter, Inc., 2001-2008

  • Gifted Teacher Award

    Florida Chapter, American College of Cardiology, 2001

  • Research Foundation Professorship Award

    University of Florida, 1999-2001

  • Elected to Association of University Cardiologists (AUC)

    Association of University Cardiologists, 1998

  • Theodore E. Woodward Award

    American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA), 1998

  • Paul Dudley White Award

    Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, 1991

  • President

    Florida Chapter, Amercian College of Cardiology, 1986-1987

  • Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

    American Society for Clinical Investigation, 1982

  • Outstanding Young Men of America

    Outstanding Young Men of America, 1972