Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC, FASPC is Professor of Medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She is the Founding Director of the Step Family Foundation Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Dr. Taub was responsible for all aspects of creating the center.
Her clinical practice focuses on preventive cardiology and lipidology, as well as women's cardiovascular health. She has extensive clinical trial experience and is active in clinical and translational research. Her research focuses on assessing the impact of behavioral, technological, and pharmacological interventions on cardiometabolic disease. Dr. Taub's is a federally funded researcher with funding from: the National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator on R01 grant), Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and American Heart Association.
She is currently conducting research studies evaluating:
• the impact of daily fasting in improving cardiometabolic parameters and
on mitochondrial function,
• biomarkers for cardiovascular risk factor stratification,
• wearable/mobile devices in improving cardiovascular outcomes,
• epicatechin (compound in dark chocolate) on mitochondrial
function/cellular bioenergetics and exercise capacity.
Dr. Taub is widely published (with over 100 publications, book chapters and abstracts) and has authored numerous high impact publications in top peer-reviewed journals including Cell Metabolism and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Taub holds multiple leadership positions in professional societies, serving as a fellow and board member for the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. She is a fellow and member of the American College of Cardiology Prevention of CV Disease Section Leadership Council. She also serves on American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (Women in Cardiology Committee).
Dr. Taub received her MD from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle and her fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at UC San Diego. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease.