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May 2016


Jon Detterich, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Detterich received his B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine in 1997 and completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2003. He completed his general pediatric residency in 2006 and pediatric cardiology training in 2009 at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He also completed a fourth-year of research and training in advanced imaging. Dr. Detterich's translational research focus is bloodflow mechanics with particular focus on red blood cell rheology and nitric oxide generation in patients with sickle cell disease. He wants to determine the role of red blood cell rheology and nitric oxide production in cardiovascular disease by utilizing both laboratory biochemical manipulations of the red blood cell and non-invasive measures of cardiovascular function. Dr. Detterich has been funded through various institutional and federal sources since 2009.

Dr. Detterich is currently the principal investigator of a K23 career development award from the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) evaluating red blood cell nitric oxide production in sickle cell disease. He was recently on the steering committee as well as a cardiovascular working group member on the PhenX toolkit project for phenotypic characterization of sickle cell disease. This is a collaboration between the NHLBI and RTI International with the goal to better characterize phenotypes within sickle cell disease and better compare studies across this rare disease scientific landscape.

View Dr. Detterich's articles in PubMed