Stephen L. Archer, MD

Harold Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine


Dr. Archer is a renowned cardiologist and physician scientist. His research focus is on mechanism of oxygen sensing, mitochondrial biology and experimental therapeutics for pulmonary hypertension and cancer. He has 12 years experience as a Chief of Cardiology (at the University of Alberta and the University of Chicago). Directing a NIH- and CIHR-funded research lab, Dr. Archer and his associates study basic mechanisms of oxygen sensing in the vasculature and investigates the role of mitochondria, both as oxygen sensors and regulators of cell proliferation. He has published ~195 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 5 books, including journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Circulation, Cancer Cell, the Proc of the National Academy of Science and Circulation Research.

Major Awards:
Distinguished Scientist Award, Translational Domain, American College of Cardiology (2011)
NHLBI top discoveries of 2010: Epigenetic Silencing of SOD as a cause of heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/new/fiscalyear10.htm
Award of Merit, Cleveland Clinic Respiratory Institute (for contributions in the field of pulmonary hypertension) (2011)
Gerritsen Award - Microcirculatory Society’s award for most cited review in the journal Microcirculation 2006-11, (2011)
Dickenson Richard Lecturer at the national American Heart Association meeting (2010)
•NIH Challenge Award (one of 50 nationally) The study of the role of mitochondria in pulmonary hypertension (2009).
Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (2004)