Dr Richard Kones attended NYU School of Engineering, and then earned his MD degree at NYU School of Medicine in a special pilot program. As a medical student he conducted independent, funded research on mechanisms of aldosterone in the Dept. of Physiology, and became a full member of the New York Academy of Sciences. After completing clinical training in New York hospitals he completed a NIH Fellowship in cardiology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He continued his work on inotropic agents, myocardial function, preservation of ischemic myocardium, and cardiogenic shock, eventually relocating in Texas. An avid supporter of physiology, teaching, translational research, he has delivered presentations, lectured, published, and enjoyed mentoring medical students, house staff, and young researchers at several medical schools and affiliated hospitals. He serves on a number of committees in various medical organizations, peer reviews for many medical journals, and volunteers for the mentoring programs in the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and American Heart Association. Over the years Dr. Kones’ bio has appeared in a number of editions of Who’s Who. He was a founding editor and board member of Medpedia online, a collaborative educational project among several medical schools, and now edits for medical journals and scholarly projects. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association Council on Basic Science, the New York Cardiological Society, now merged with the New York Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, Royal Society of Medicine, the Royal Society of Public Health, American College of Pharmacology, and a Founding Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society. He is an emeritus member of the American Physiological Society, American College of Sportsmedicine, and Endocrine Society. Other affiliations include the Physiological Society (London), Society for Critical Care Medicine, The Nutrition Society (London), European Atherosclerosis Society, National Lipid Association, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, American and European Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Societies, among many other notable scientific organizations and working groups. His interests gradually turned to pathological signaling in the atherothrombosis, especially the interaction of inflammatory mechanisms, endothelial dysfunction, mitochondrial involvement, lipid metabolism, metabolic syndrome and related evidence-based interventions to improve clinical outcomes. Fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms in cardiometabolic disease have been central to his interests, as well as the practical aspects of how simple lifestyle and dietary changes may be powerful tools to minimize risk factors in the general population and prevent cardiovascular events.
Dr Richard Kones Research interests are: Atherosclerosis/atherothrombosis,Chronic diseases mechanisms and mortality Cardiovascular risk/treatment/mortality Coronary heart disease,Clinical decision-making,Diets (with respect to cardiometabolic disease-low fat, low carbohydrate, etc),Epidemiology (with respect to cardiometabolic disease) Hypertension and Prehypertension Obesity,Metabolic syndrome Myocardial energetics/mitochondria Diabetes and Prediabetes,Hypercholesterolemia Cholesterol-related atherogenic particles Dyslipidemia (including hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia),Physical inactivity Inflammation/C-reactive protein, Biomarkers,Insulin resistance Lifestyle medicine,Cardiovascular disease in women, minorities, the socially deprived and special populations Acute coronary syndrome-role of inflammation, pathogenesis, outcomes Primordial, primary, and secondary prevention