University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Cardiovascular Medicine

Bio for Anthony Tramontano, M.D.
Anthony Tramontano, M.D.

Anthony Tramontano, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
49 Lawrence Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676


St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies

Research Interests

Dr. Tramontano has made contributions in the areas of ischemic cardio-protection and biomarker development. His current interests are focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction and cardiac imaging. Now working in a rural academic setting, he is managing the development of programs to improve cardiovascular care for the underserved.


Tramontano AF, Muniyappa R, Black AD, Blendea MC, Cohen I, Deng L, Sowers JR, Cutaia MV, El Sherif N. Erythropoietin protects cardiac myocytes from hypoxia-induced apoptosis through an Akt-dependent pathway. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2003;308(4):990-4

Tramontano AF, O’Leary J, Black AD, Muniyappa R, Cutaia MV, El-Sherif N. Statin decreases endothelial microparticle production in human coronary artery endothelial cells: emplication for the Rho-kinase pathway. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2004;320:34-38

Habibi J, Whaley-Connell A, Qazi MA, Hayden MR, Cooper SA, Tramontano A, Thyfault J, Stump C, Ferrario C, Muniyappa R, Sowers JR. Rosuvastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, decreases cardiac oxidative stress and remodeling in Ren2 Transgenic Rats. Endocrinology May 2007; 148(5):2181-8

Deng L, Boujdir M, Tramontano AF, Pincus MR, El-Sherif N. A peptide from a ras effector-comain blocks ras-eependent cardiac hypertrophy in myocytes. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science 2009, 39: 351-360

Tramontano AF, Lyubarova R, Tsiakios J, Palaia T, DeLeon JR, Ragolia L. Circulating endothelial microparticles and diabetes mellitus.  Mediators of Inflammation 2010; 2010:250476

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