Dr. Eliot Brinton is director of the metabolism section of the cardiovascular genetics department and associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. He is president of the Pacific Lipid Association and a founding board member of the National Lipid Association and the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Brinton has previously served on the faculties of University of Arizona in Tucson, Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Rockefeller University in New York. He also served as chief of metabolism, endocrinology and nutrition at the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Brinton's areas of special clinical expertise include dyslipidemias and prevention of atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance, obesity, estrogen replacement, osteoporosis and erectile dysfunction. His primary research focus is on mechanisms of human HDL metabolism in vivo and in vitro, including the effects of diet, exercise, estrogen and insulin resistance. He also has research interests into the antiatherogenic mechanisms of HDL and insulin sensitivity. He has served as section editor for Current Opinion in Atherosclerosis, is an editor for Lipids Online, and is a reviewer for numerous scientific publications, including Circulation, Journal of Lipid Research, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Diabetes Care, and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.
Dr. Brinton is a grant review panel member for the American Diabetes Association, and has served as ad hoc lipid study section grant reviewer and Clinical Research Center site visitor for the National Institutes of Health. He received a National Research Service Award in 1981 and the Clinical Investigator Award in 1987 from the NIH, and a Merit Review Award in 1996 from the VA. Dr. Brinton earned his doctorate in medicine from the University of Utah and completed his residency in internal medicine at Duke University. He received his fellowship training in endocrinology at the University of Washington in Seattle.