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research scientist , Medical educator

David Lynn Vesely, American medical educator, research scientist. Achievements include discovery of three new peptide hormones, made by the heart, which lower blood pressure and increase sodium and water excretion useful in the treatment of congestive heart failure, renal failure, and cancer.

Background

Vesely, David Lynn was born on March 6, 1943 in Omaha. Son of Raymond James and Cecila Jane (O'Keefe) Vesely.

Education

Bachelor of Science in biology, Creighton University, 1967. Doctor of Medicine, University Arizona, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Arizona, 1972.

Career

Assistant professor medicine University Miami Medical School, 1974-1978. Assistant professor, chief endocrinology University Arkansas Medical Science, Little Rock, 1978-1979, associate professor, 1979-1983, professor, 1983-1989. Professor medicine, molecular pharmacology and physiology University S. Florida Medical School, Tampa, since 1989.

Chief endocrinology and metabolism J.A. Haley Veterans Medical Center, since 1993. Director Cardiac Hormone Center University South Florida, since 1999. Keynote speaker World Cancer Congress, 2009.

Wright visiting professor Wichita State University, 2010. With United States Army.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of three new peptide hormones, made by the heart, which lower blood pressure and increase sodium and water excretion useful in the treatment of congestive heart failure, renal failure, and cancer.

Membership

Research advisor American Heart Association Florida Affiliate, since 1993. Chairman professional committee American Diabetes Association Arkansas chapter 1982-1985. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Endocrinology.

Member Endocrine Society (chairman membership 1983-1986), Southern Society Clinical Investigation (council since 2001), New York Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Clo M. Farrell (deceased 2002). Children: Susanna, Catherine, Matthew, Brian, Jonathan.

father:
Raymond James Vesely

mother:
Cecila Jane (O'Keefe) Vesely

spouse:
Clo M. Farrell

children:
Catherine Vesely

Brian Vesely

Matthew Vesely

Jonathan Vesely

Susanna Vesely