William Fay, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Medical Pharmacology, and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the MU School of Medicine, where he holds the J.W. and Lois Winifred Stafford Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research. As Senior Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Fay leads physician-researchers and PhD investigators in the development of outstanding research and educational programs in biomedical, clinical and translational sciences.
In addition to Dr. Fay’s clinical duties with MU Health Care and the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital, he has served as Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine for 13 years, and is an investigator with the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. Dr. Fay's research interests focus on vascular biology, atherosclerosis, and thrombosis. His lab is currently carrying out studies of novel compounds for the prevention of restenosis and atherosclerosis that are funded by NIH and AHA. He has served on numerous STTR/SBIR study sections and has been a co-investigator on 3 NIH SBIR grants. Dr. Fay currently serves on the editorial board of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, and he is a former member of the AHA National Research Committee and ATVB Council Leadership Committee.
Dr. Fay received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Michigan and a clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN