Clinical Faculty Bio

Brian Lowes, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director of Heart Transplant
William D. Angle Presidential Chair of Cardiology
Professor, Internal MedicineBrian Lowes, M.D.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Academic Office:
Department of Internal Medicine
982265 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-2265
Phone (402)559-5151
Fax (402)559-8355

Practice Locations:
Oakview Medical Center
For An Appointment Call (402)559-8888
Toll Free 1-800-97-HEART (1-800-974-3278)

Hospital Appointments:
Nebraska Medicine
Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Methodist Hospital

Board Certification:
Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, Ml)
Doctor of Medicine, 1989

University of Colorado Denver (Denver, CO)
Resident - Internal Medicine, 1992
Fellow - Heart Failure / Transplantation, 1993
Fellow - Cardiovascular Medicine, 1995
Ph.D. Clinical Science, 2011

Current Research:
American Heart Association - Exploring the Neurological Basis of Dyspnea and its Impact on Exercise Intolerance in Heart Failure.
Ohio State University - Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Research Project

Research Support:
R24 National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2010 - 2015 "Novel Education Clinical Trainees and Education Program". The major goal of this proposal is to develop clinicians and scientist in sub-Saharan Africa

Selected Publications:

  1.  Peled-Potashnik Y, Varnado S, Lowes BD, Zolty R, Lyden ER, Moulton MJ, Um JY, Raichlin E. Sinus Tachycardia Is Associated with Impaired Exercise Tolerance following Heart Transplantation. Clin Transplant, doi: 10.1111/ctr. 12946, March 2, 2017.
  2. Preethy Nayar; Fang Yu; Aastha Chandak; Ge Lin Kan; Brian Lowes; Bettye A. Apenteng. Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients. Journal of Rural Health. 2016.
  3. Dhar K, Moulton AM, Rome E, Qiu F, Kittrell J, Raichlin E, Zolty R, Um JY, Moulton MJ, Basma H, Anderson DR, Eudy JD, Lowes BD. Targeted myocardial gene expression in failing hearts by RNA sequencing. J Transl Med, doi 10.1186/s12967-016-1083-6.14(1)3:27, Nov 25, 2016.
  4. Kevin Kupzyk, Yaewon Seo, Bernice Yates, Bunny Pozehl, Joseph Norman, Brian D. Lowes. Use of the Late-Life Function and Disability Instrument for Measuring Physical Functioning in Patients with Heart Failure. Journal of Nursing Measurement, Volume 24, 323-36, November 2, 2016.
  5. Nayar P, Yu F, Chandak A, Kan GL, Lowes B, Apenteng BA. Risk Factors for In-Hospital Mortality in Heart Failure Patients: Does Rurality, Payer or Admission Source Matter? J Rural Health, doi:10.1111/jrh.12186. June 8, 2016.[Epub ahead of print].
  6. Raquel Thomas, Corrine Hanson, Glenda Woscyna, Brian D. Lowes. Exploring Body Mass Index Changes in Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients. The VAD Journal, 2 doi: June 8, 2016.
  7. Raichlin E, Baibhav B, Lowes BD, Zolty R, Lyden ER, Vongooru HR, Siddique A, Moulton MJ, Um JY. Outcomes in Patients with Severe Preexisting Renal Dysfunction after Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implementation. ASAIO J. 62(3):261-7. Doi: 10.1097/MAT. May-June 2016.
  8. Erland Arning, Brian D. Lowes, Matthew RG Taylor, Xingli Meng, Raphael Schiffmann, Teodoro Bottiglieri. Tetrahydrobiopterin Concentrations in Normal and Coronary Artery Diseased Heart Tissue. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiology, 3(1): 014-014. DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000023, May 6, 2016.
  9. Raichlin E, Baibhav B, Lowes BD, Zolty R, Lyden E, Vongooru HR, Siddique A, Moulton MJ, Um JY. Outcomes in Patients with Severe Pre-existing Renal Failure after Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.  ASAIO-D-15200R2, December 8, 2015.
  10. Lowes, BD,  Rome E, Dhar, K, Kittrell J, Eudy JD, Um JY, Moulton A, Zao J, Redder R, Moulton MJ, Anderson DR, Raichlin E. Damaging Cardiac and Cancer Genetic Variants in the LVAD Population. The VAD Journal.  1 doi: November 12, 2015.