Paul J. Hauptman, M.D.

Paul J. Hauptman


A first-generation American and college graduate, Dr. Hauptman received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College (now Weill Medical College) and completed his internal medicine training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston and cardiology fellowships at both Mount Sinai Hospital (New York) and Brigham and Women’s. Dr. Hauptman was on faculty at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Division of Cardiology at the Brigham (1993-1998) and subsequently served as Director of Heart Failure & Transplant and Assistant Dean of Clinical and Translational Research at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, where he held an adjunct position at the College for Public Health.

He has received research grants from the American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health and has served as a reviewer for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and as a consultant to the Circulatory System Devices Panel and Medical Device Advisory Committee of the FDA. He also has extensive clinical trial experience as site Principal Investigator and an active member of steering, clinical events and data & safety monitoring committees. He previously worked as the part-time Medical Director of a medical device company (Biocontrol Medical, 2007-2011). After serving as Associate Editor at the European Journal of Heart Failure and Circulation: Heart Failure, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiac Failure for six years (2015-2020). At the University of Tennessee, Dr. Hauptman has been deeply invested in the expansion of research capabilities, faculty development and health equity issues through initiatives such as the Academic Leadership Academy, a Women in Science fund, Disparities Awareness Month and the Advancing Access to Careers in Science Scholars Program.

In recognition of his work as a mentor and patient advocate, Dr. Hauptman was named Teacher of the Year and received the Caring Physician Award from Saint Louis University. His major research interests have involved the assessment of outcomes in advanced heart failure, patient-physician communication and trends in cardiovascular care. He is the author of numerous abstracts, articles, book chapters, consensus guidelines and reviews.


Medical School: Cornell University Medical College
Residency: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (Internal Medicine)


  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical Fellow in Cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
  • Research/Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School