William T. Talman, MD

Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Iowa

William T. Talman, M.D. is a professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Iowa. He received his M.D. at the University of Virginia, did his residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and in Neurology at Cornell University Medical College, and did his postdoctoral training in Neurobiology at Cornell University Medical College where he served on faculty until moving to the University of Iowa in 1983.

Dr. Talman specializes in autonomic dysfunction for which he has been recognized for the past 8 years by Best Doctors in America. His research focuses on central control of the cardiovascular system. Using experimental animal models of human disease, he studies mechanisms of heart damage seen after central lesions such as stroke. Further, he studies neural influences on cerebral blood flow and how parasympathetic nerves may serve to protect the brain during stroke.

Dr. Talman is the past President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience. He is an Associate Editor for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology and has served as a reviewer for NIH Study Sections, VA Merit Review Boards, National Science Foundation and the American Heart Association.

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