Richard E. Ostlund Jr., MD

Richard E. Ostlund Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine

Education and Experience

1995- Professor of Medicine, Washington University

1990-1994 Director, Program in Diabetes and Lipid Metabolism, Washington University Medical Center at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis

1985-1995 Director, Washington University Metabolism Clinic

1981-1995 Associate Professor of Medicine, Washington University

1976-1981 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University Director of Tissue Culture Facility, Diabetes Research and Training Center

1974-1976 Washington University in St. Louis Fellow in Endocrinology

1972-1974 National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute Res. Assoc. in Biochemistry

1970-1972 Duke University, Residency in Medicine

1970 University of Utah, MD

1966 University of Utah, BS in Chemistry


NIH/NHLBI, 5 R01 HL50420-07 1/1/99-12/31/03

Regulation of Intestinal Cholesterol Absorption:

The major goal of this research is to determine why cholesterol absorption differs between subjects and to relate differences to physiological mechanisms. The work is done with novel deuterated cholesterol tracers and mass spectrometry methods developed by our laboratory.


Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Kappa Alpha, W.D.Bonner Chemistry Award, James Bush Memorial Research Award


Washington University Physicians