Daniel Forman, MD

Dr. Daniel Forman is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in the Divisions of Cardiology and Geriatrics.  He has faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the VA Pittsburgh Health System (VAPHS).  At UPMC, he is Chair of Geriatric Cardiology and Associate Director of Translational Research at the University of Pittsburgh’s Aging Institute.  At the VAPHS, he is the Director of Translational Research of the Pittsburgh Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) as well as Director of Transitional Care with related leadership as Director of its Cardiac Rehabilitation and Gerofit programs.

Dr. Forman receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Veterans Health Affairs with research interests that center on physical function in older adults with cardiovascular disease. A National Institute on Aging grant focuses on nitrite supplementation to enhance skeletal muscle mitochondrial bioenergetics in older sedentary adults, and related bioenergetic and functional gains. Both National Institute on Aging and Veterans Health Administrative grants focus on novel implementation strategies of cardiac rehabilitation for older adults. In related studies, he is studying the benefit of inspiratory muscle training to improve skeletal muscle energetics and clinical outcomes in older adults with heart failure.

Dr. Forman has prominent leadership roles in the field of Geriatric Cardiology, with significant impact in the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association to shift research, guidelines, and practice management to incorporate scientific principles and outcome metrics pertinent to an older patient population.

View a list of Dr. Forman’s publications here.