Monte Willis, MD, Cardiology, Indianapolis, IN, Indiana University Health University Hospital

MonteSWillisMDPhD, MBA, FAHA

Cardiology Indianapolis, IN

Professor, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health, Dept of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Dept of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Indiana University School of Medicine

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Education & Training

  • Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolOTHER_TRAINING
  • University of North Carolina
    University of North CarolinaFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolFELLOWSHIP
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolRESIDENCY
  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine
    University of Nebraska College of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • University of Nebraska-LincolnOTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2018 - 2021
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2006 - 2019
  • American Board of Pathology Pathology - Clinical

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Cotran Early Career Investigator Award American Society of Investigative Pathologists (ASIP), 2011
  • Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2011-2014
  • American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Abstract Travel Grant to AHA Scientific Sessions 2007
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Myosin light chain phosphorylation is critical for adaptation to cardiac stress.  
    Warren SA, Briggs LE, Zeng H, Chuang J, Chang EI, Terada R, Li M, Swanson MS, Lecker SH, Willis MS, Spinale FG, Maupine-Furlow J, McMullen JR, Moss RL, Kasahara H, Circulation
  • Bmper inhibits endothelial inflammation and protects against atherosclerosis.  
    Pi X, Lockyer P, Dyer L, Schisler J, Carey S, Sweet DT, Chen Z, Tzima E, Willis MS, Homeister JW, Moser M, Patterson C, Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol
  • A Critical Role for Muscle Ring Finger-1 in Acute Lung Injury-Associated Skeletal Muscle Wasting.  
    Files DC, Franco RD, Johnston LF, Kesari P, Aggarwal NR, Garibaldi BT, Mock JR, Simmers JL, DeGorordo A, Murdoch J, Willis MS, Patterson C, Tanskersley CG, Messi ML, L..., Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Knockout of the Glucocorticoid Receptor in Cardiomyocytes Leads to Spontaneous Cardiovascular Disease and Death.
    Cruz-Topete D, Oakley R, Ren R, Willis MS, Cidlowski JA, The Endocrine Society, Glucocorticoids & Glucocorticoid Actions Symposium, San Francisco, CA
  • The molecular pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of myeloperoxidase deficiency.
    Ren R, Fedoriw Y, Willis MS, 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Pathology, Las Vegas, NV
  • STAT3 activation in cardiac hypertrophy induced by ryanodine receptor 2 mutation.
    Huang T, Lee J, Zou M, Pasek DA, Willis MS, Meissner G, American Society for Investigative Pathology, Oral presentation: Cardiac Pathobiology Minisymposium, Boston, MA
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  • The regulation of cardiac mass and metabolism in cardiac pathology. 
    East Carolina University Department of Pathology, Greenville, NC
  • Regulation of Protein Turnover in the Heart and its Relationship to Cardiac Hypertrophy. Symposium: Mechanisms of Fetal and Neonatal Cardiac Growth. 
    Pediatric Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Washington, DC
  • The emerging role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in heart failure and ischemic heart disease. 
    Duke University Department of Pathology, Durham, NC
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  • Chest pain, dyspnea, and fatigue in a 57-year-old man. 
    Roth M, Aitsebaomo J, Willis MS, Lab Med
  • Biclonal M-spike in a 7 year-old child. 
    Fritchie K, Willis MS, Lab Med
  • Hepatosplenomegaly in an 8-month-old child. 
    Willis MS, Basinger AA, Fan Z, Pendyal S, Muenzer J, Hammett-Stabler C, Lab Med
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Press Mentions

  • An Evolutionarily Conserved uORF Regulates PGC1α and Oxidative Metabolism in Mice, Flies, and Bluefin Tuna
    An Evolutionarily Conserved uORF Regulates PGC1α and Oxidative Metabolism in Mice, Flies, and Bluefin TunaMay 16, 2020
  • Studying Organ Crosstalk Leads to a Deeper Understanding of Sepsis
    Studying Organ Crosstalk Leads to a Deeper Understanding of SepsisAugust 20, 2019
  • Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?
    Could This Protein Protect People Against Coronary Artery Disease?November 16, 2017
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Grant Support

  • Myocyte specific regulation of metabolism and the response to biomechanical forceNational Institutes of Health2010–2019
  • Proteotoxicity: an unappreciated mechanism of heart disease and its potential for novel therapeuticsLeducq Foundation2012–2017

Professional Memberships

  • American Heart Association
  • Association of Pathology Chairs
  • Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology
  • American Physiological Society, Cardiovascular Section, Endocrinology & Metabolism Section
  • United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • International Society for Heart Research
    Council Member
  • Society for Cardiovascular Pathology

Hospital Affiliations