Diagnostic cardiology, prevention, lipid management
Personal Bio & Interests
Donald L. Lappe, MD, FAHA, FACC is the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Clinical Program at Intermountain Healthcare, which is an integrated, non-profit healthcare system comprised of 22 hospitals in Utah, and Idaho. He also serves as Chairman of the Cardiovascular Department and Chief of Cardiology at Intermountain Heart Institute, Intermountain Medical Center, a 480 bed tertiary and teaching facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Intermountain Heart Institute is the leading cardiovascular program in the region. It offers a full range of cardiovascular services including prevention and wellness, advanced coronary interventions, mechanical circulatory support, advanced structural heart procedures, complex rhythm management procedures, and cardiac transplantation. The cardiovascular research program typically publishes 50 manuscripts and 70 abstracts annually. Dr. Lappe has published and presented in a broad range of cardiovascular topics including clinical outcomes, basic science, and quality improvement. In addition, he practices clinical cardiology with the Intermountain Heart Institute Cardiology Group.
Dr. Lappe grew up in Newark, New Jersey. After graduating from Princeton University cum laude in electrical engineering, he attended medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His medical internship was at Dartmouth and then residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester. From there he spent a year at the NIH in the biomedical enginee