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About Eduard I. Dedkov

Eduard I. Dedkov, MD, PhD, FAHA, joined CMSRU in August of 2016 as an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences. He serves as a facilitator for an Active Learning Group and teaches the Histology/Virtual Microscopy related sessions of CMSRU’s M1 and M2 courses.

Dr. Dedkov earned his degree in Medicine (1993) and his doctorate in Histology/Embryology (1996) from Orenburg State Medical Academy in Russian Federation. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Cell and Developmental Biology at University of Michigan Medical School (1996-2003).

Prior to joining the faculty at CMSRU, Dr. Dedkov was an Assistant Research Scientist at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (2003-2006), where he conduct research in the area of cardiovascular development and aging-related cardiac diseases, and then, an Assistant Professor at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (2006-2016), where he taught first and second year medical students in system-based curriculum on topics related to physiology, pathophysiology and histology as well as served as a facilitator in problem-based learning sessions.

Dr. Dedkov’s current research interests are focused on the following three areas: 1) the structural and functional basis of sex-related differences in progression of myocardial infarction-induced heart failure, 2) the regulatory mechanism of anti-fibrotic action of ivabradine-induced heart rate reduction in post-myocardial infarcted heart and 3) the modulatory role of cardiac neuropeptides in development of coronary vascular system.

During his career, Dr. Dedkov has published 34 peer-reviewed research articles, one book chapter and numerous research meeting abstracts. He has served as a grant reviewer for American Heart Association (2008-2013) and as a member of annual meeting program coordinating committee for American Association of Anatomists (2007-2015). Dr. Dedkov organized and chaired 7 oral scientific sessions at the Experimental Biology conferences (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, and 2017). He is an active member of the American Heart Association, International Society for Heart Research, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Association of Anatomists and the American Physiological Society.


August 2016 - Present Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Rowan University Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
July 2006 - July 2016 Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury ‐ College of Osteopathic Medicine
July 2003 - June 2006 Assistant Research Scientist of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa ‐ Carver College of Medicine
October 1996 - June 2003 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ‐ Medical School

Curriculum Vitae


2019 - 2021 Combined Treatment with Ivabradine and Spironolactone as a Novel Strategy to Ameliorate Diastolic Heart Failure
Rowan University
Camden Health Research Initiative
Role: Principal Investigator
2018 - 2019 Combined treatment with Ivabradine and Digoxin as a novel strategy to ameliorate systolic heart failure.
New Jersey Health Foundation, Inc. - PC13-18
Role: Principal Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2012 - Present Member, International Society for Heart Research
2007 - Present Member, American Physiological Society
2007 - Present Member, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
2003 - Present Silver Heart Member, American Heart Association
1998 - Present Member, American Association of Anatomists
2017 - 2018 Member, Histochemical Society
2007 - 2012 Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2007 - 2012 Member, North American Vascular Biology Organization
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Honors and Awards

  • Elected Fellow (FAHA), American Heart Association (2017)
  • Conferences and Workshops Award in Aging, Ellison Medical Foundation (2009)
  • Young Anatomist Publications Award, American Association of Anatomists (2002)


August 1993 - May 1996 PhD, Orenburg State Medical Academy ‐ Histology, Embryology and Cell Biology
September 1986 - June 1993 MD, Orenburg State Medical Institute ‐ Faculty of Medicine

Contact Information

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Department of Biomedical Sciences
401 South Broadway, Suite 442
Camden, NJ 08103

Phone: 856-361-2888

Book Chapter (1)

Peer-Reviewed Publications (35)