Dominic N. Reeds, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My research is centered on the pathogenesis of HIV metabolic syndrome. The majority of patients who receive treatment for HIV develop a pro-atherogenic metabolic syndrome characterized by high plasma triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, glucose intolerance, hypertension and truncal obesity. It is likely that HIV, genetic factors and antiretroviral treatment all play a role. I also perform clinical trials examining the effects of lifestyle and drug interventions for the treatment of HIV-metabolic syndrome and non-HIV related metabolic syndrome.
In the clinical arena I am the Director of the Nutrition Support Service which provides nutrition support to medical inpatients. I also manage older adults with diabetes mellitus.