Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute

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Derek Dosdall, PhD

Associate Director, Nora Eccles Harrison CVRTI
Associate Professor of Surgery

(801) 587-2036
Dosdall Lab

Dr. Dosdall completed his BS in electrical engineering at BYU followed by MS and PhD degrees in bioengineering from Arizona State University. He completed postdoctoral training in cardiac electrophysiology research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After joining the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Dosdall was recruited to the University of Utah where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery with the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Associate Director at the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute.

Dr. Dosdall has always been fascinated by medical technology. His research focuses on the interface between engineering and medicine to develop translational technologies and devices to understand heart problems and develop treatments to improve quality and duration of life. He has studied cardiac arrythmias such as atrial and ventricular fibrillation to understand the causes dangerous arrythmias and to develop novel treatments such as pacing, defibrillation, and ablation therapies. He also has developed preclinical models of heart problems for testing treatments and drugs to help patients.