Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute

Palatinus CVRTI Investigator Headshot

Joseph Palatinus, MD, PhD

Investigator, Nora Eccles Harrison CVRTI
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Palatinus Lab

Dr. Palatinus is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.  He is also an Investigator in the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute (CVRTI), and a Cardiac Intensivist at Intermountain Medical Center. Dr. Palatinus’s clinical interests include management of cardiogenic shock and critically ill cardiac patients in the Cardiac and Cardiothoracic ICUs.  His research focuses on molecular mechanisms involved in gap junction trafficking in the heart and specifically in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Palatinus’s research team is using a novel gene therapy arrythmia treatment in this disease.  

Dr. Palatinus earned his MD and PhD degrees at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2013. He completed Internal Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA where he was a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. He completed Cardiology and Critical Care medicine training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA where he joined Dr. Robin Shaw’s Lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Palatinus was recruited to the University of Utah in 2020 and treats critically ill patients at Intermountain Medical Center.