University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

Bio for William Hopkins, M.D.
William Hopkins, M.D.

William Hopkins, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: William.Hopkins@vtmednet.org
Office Location:
Medicine-Cardiology, McClure Wing, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401

Education

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Research Interests

Dr. Hopkins is committed to advancing knowledge in the fields of congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and Down syndrome.  He has a research interest in Eisenmenger Syndrome, cyanotic congenital heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, and Down syndrome.

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Publications

Hopkins WE, Ochoa LL, Richardson GW, Trulock EP.  Severe pulmonary artery hypertension:  A comparison of hemodynamics and survival of adults with primary pulmonary hypertension or Eisenmenger Syndrome.  J Heart Lung Transplant 1996;15:100-105.

Hopkins WE, Hall C.  Paradoxical relationship between N-terminal proatrial natriuretic peptide and filling pressure in adults with cyanotic congenital heart disease.  Circulation 1997;96:2215-20.

Hopkins WE, Sobel BE, Schneider DJ.  Plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 in adults with Down Syndrome and protection against macrovascular disease.  Am J Cardiol 2000;85:784-6.

Hopkins WE, Waggoner AD.  Severe pulmonary hypertension without right ventricular failure: The unique hearts of patients with the Eisenmenger Syndrome. Am J Cardiol 2002;89:34-8.

Hopkins WE, Chen Z, Fukagawa N, Hall C, Knot H, LeWinter M.  Increased atrial and brain natriuretic peptides in adults with cyanotic congenital heart disease: Enhanced understanding of the relationship between hypoxia and natriuretic peptide secretion. Circulation 2004;109:2872-7.

Hopkins WE. The remarkable right ventricle of patients with Eisenmenger Syndrome.  Coron Art Disease 2005; 16:19-25.

Rubin LJ, Hopkins WE. Overview of Pulmonary Hypertension. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA 2007-present.

Rubin LJ, Hopkins WE. Diagnostic Evaluation of Pulmonary Hypertension. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA 2007-present.

Rubin LJ, Hopkins WE. Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Hypertension. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA 2007-present.

Rubin LJ, Hopkins WE. Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA 2007-present.

Hopkins WE. Medical Students, Intellectual Curiosity, and Algorithmic Medicine: Reflections of a Teacher. Coronary Artery Dis 2009;20:477-8.

Hopkins WE.  Right ventricular performance in congenital heart disease: A physiologic and pathophysiologic perspective.  Cardiol Clin 2012;30:205-18. 

Preston IR, Klinger JR, Hopkins WE, Hill NS.  Obesity and pulmonary hypertension.  European Resp Monogr 2012;57:194-207.