Doug Zipes graduated Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, both cum laude, and trained at Duke University Medical Center. He joined Indiana University (1970), became Professor of Medicine (1976), Distinguished Professor (1994), and Director of Cardiology and Krannert Institute (1995 – 2004).
He is past president of: Indianapolis Citizen’s Academy of the FBI; Indianapolis Opera; Cardiac Electrophysiology Society; Association of University Cardiologists; NASPE/Heart Rhythm Society; American College of Cardiology; and past chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
He is founding editor of: the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Cardiology in Review, HeartRhythm, and PracticeUpdate/Cardiology. He has published over 800 articles and 25 textbooks.
Awards include: Distinguished Achievement Award, Herrick Award, and Cor Vitae Award from the American Heart Association; Distinguished Scientist Awards from the Heart Rhythm Society and American College of Cardiology; “Sagamore of the Wabash,” highest honor for an Indiana citizen; tribute read into the U.S. Congressional Record by the Hon Baron P. Hill, House of Representatives; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Duke University Medical Alumni Association; Presidential Citation, American College of Cardiology; and President’s Medal, Indiana University.
He is a fellow of: Heart Rhythm Society, American Heart Association, European Society of Cardiology; Master of the American College of Physicians and American College of Cardiology. Honorary Member of: Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Argentine Society of Cardiology and Hungarian Society of Cardiology.
Endowed are: Zipes Research Prize, Dartmouth Medical School; Medtronic Zipes Chair in Cardiology and the Joan and Douglas Zipes Visiting Professorship, Indiana University; Douglas P. Zipes, MD Lecture, Heart Rhythm Society; and the Douglas P. Zipes, MD Distinguished Young Scientist Award, American College of Cardiology.
He writes a regular health column for the Saturday Evening Post; has published a short story, “Stolen Hearts;” a travel story, “Into Africa;” and two novels, “The Black Widows” and “Ripples in Opperman’s Pond.”