University of Missouri School of Medicine MU Health School of Medicine

Adam Whaley-Connell, DO

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical Profile

Clinical and Research Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Kidney (Renal) Disease

Contact Information

Division: Nephrology
Department: Medicine
Office Phone: (573) 882-7991
Office Address: DC043.00, 1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO


  • 2013 - Present: Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital
  • 2008 - Present: Staff Physician Primary Care, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital
  • 2006 - Present: Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, UMC-SOM

Board Certifications

  • 2007 - Diplomate in Nephrology (American Board of Medicine Specialties)
  • 2005 - Specialist in Hypertension (American Society of Hypertension)
  • 2004 - Diplomate in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)

Councils & Committees

  • 2011: Program Committee, NKF Annual Scientific Meetings, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2010 - Present: Vice-Chair, Internal Medicine Research Council
  • 2009 - Present: Chair, Associate Poster Competition-Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Physicians, Missouri Chapter
  • 2009 - Present: Board of Directors- Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Alumnae Representative


  • Residency: 2001-2004 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Fellowship: 2005-2006 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Honors & Awards

  • 2010 Provost Outstanding Junior Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award-University of Missouri
  • 2010 Arthur Guytan New Investigator Award. The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control. Charlestown, SC
  • 2009 NIH Obrien Center Fellow-University of Indiana Center of Advanced Renal Microscopy


  • 2006 to Present - American Physiological Society
  • 2005 to Present - Fellow, American Heart Association, Council for High Blood Pressure Research and Kidney and Cardiovascular Disease Council
  • 2005 to Present - National Kidney Foundation

Ongoing Reseach

  • 2009-2013 Angiotensin-II and Aldosterone mediated renal insulin resistance
  • 2009-2011 Impact of Direct Renin Inhibition and AT₁R blockade on Cardiovascular And Renal Abnormalities associated with Insulin Resistance in Ren2 Rats: A Combitorial Strategy that targets the Cardiometabolic Syndrome
  • 2005-2010 Exercise and the Metabolic Syndrome with Weight Regain
  • 2009-2014 Ang II Opposes Insulin Meditated Vasorelaxation and Glucose Utilization
  • 2008-2012 Mechanisms of Angiotensin II and Aldosterone Inhibition of Insulin Metabolic Signaling

Selected Publications

  • Sowers JR, Whaley-Connell A, Hayden MR. The Role of Overweight and Obesity in the Cardiorenal Syndrome. CardioRenal Medicine, 2011.
  • Chaudhary K, Buddineni JP, Nistala R, Whaley-Connell A. Resistant Hypertension in the High Risk, Metabolic Patient. Curr Diab Rep, 2011
  • McCullough PA, Vassalotti JA, Collins AJ, Chen SC, Bakris GL, Whaley-Connell A. National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP™) Annual Data Report 2011: Executive Summary. Am J Kid Dis, 2011.
  • Whaley-Connell A, McCullough PA, Sowers JR. Oxidative Stress in the Metabolic Syndrome. Rev Card Med, 2010.
  • Ren J, Pulakat L, Whaley-Connell A, Sowers JR. Mitcohondrial Dysfunction in the Cardiometabolic Syndrome. J Mol Med.2010
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