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Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory (CVIL)

Andrew R. Coggan, Ph.D., FACSM

Current Position

Assistant Professor of Radiology


Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Campus Box 8225
4525 Scott Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-7447


Research Interests

Exercise physiology, Muscle, Aging, Heart Failure and Dietary Nitrate.



B.S., Cum Laude, Biology and Chemistry, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 1981
M.S., Human Bioenergetics, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 1983
Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1986
Post-Doctoral Study, Exercise and Aging, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1987-1989



  • 1977-1981: Whitinger Scholar, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • 1984-1985: University Recruitment Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • 1986: American College of Sports Medicine Regional Chapter New Investigator Award
  • 1990: Elected Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 1992: American College of Sports Medicine National New Investigator Award
  • 2001: Cottman International Visiting Professor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006: USA Cycling Sport Science Award
  • 2006: Finalist, United States Olympic Committee Doc Councilman Award


Key Publications

  1. Coggan AR, Leibowitz JL, Anderson Spearie C, Kadkhodayan A, Thomas DP, Ramamurthy S, Mahmood K, Park S, Waller S, Farmer M, Peterson LR. Acute dietary nitrate intake improves muscle contractile function in patients with heart failure: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. Circ Heart Fail 2015; 8:914-920.
  2. Peterson LR, Herrero P, Coggan AR, Kisrieva-Ware Z, Saeed I, Dence C, Koudelis D, McGill JB, Lyons MR, Dvila-Romn VG, Waggoner AD, Gropler RJ. Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and gender affect the fate of glucose in the human heart. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2015; 308:H1510-H1516.
  3. Coggan AR, Leibowitz JL, Kadkhodayan A, Thomas DT, Ramamurthy S, Anderson Spearie C, Waller S, Farmer M, Peterson LR. Effect of acute dietary nitrate intake on knee extensor speed and power in healthy men and women. Nitric Oxide 2015; 48:16-21.
  4. Bashir A, Coggan AR, Gropler RJ. In vivo creatine kinase reaction kinetics at rest and stress in type II diabetic rat heart. Physiol Rep 2015; 3:e12248, doi: 10.14814/phy2.12248.
  5. Coggan AR. Metabolic systems: substrate utilization. In: Tipton CM, ed. History of Exercise Physiology. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2014, pp. 423-446.
  6. Zheng J, Hasting MK, Zhang X, Coggan AR, An H, Snozek D, Curci J, Mueller MJ.  A pilot study of regional perfusion and oxygenation in calf muscles of individuals with diabetes with a noninvasive measure. J Vasc Surg 2014; 59:419-426.
  7. Zheng J, Hongyu A, Coggan AR, Zhang X, Adil B, Muccigrosso D, Peterson LR, Gropler RJ. Noncontrast skeletal muscle oximetry. Magn Reson Med 2014; 71:318-325.
  8. Lyons MR, Peterson LR, McGill JB, Herrero P, Coggan AR, Saeed IM, Recklein C, Schechtman KB,  Gropler RJ. Impact of sex on the heart's metabolic and functional responses to diabetic therapies. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2013; 305:H1584-H1591.
  9. Kadkhodayan A, Coggan AR, Peterson LR. A “PET” area of interest: myocardial metabolism in human systolic heart failure. Heart Fail Rev 2013; 18:567-574.
  10. Peterson LR, Saeed IM, McGill JB, Herrero P, Schechtman KB, Gunawardena R, Recklein C, Coggan AR, DeMoss AJ, Dence CS, Gropler RJ. Sex and type 2 diabetes: obesity-independent effects on left ventricular substrate metabolism and relaxation in humans. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2012; 20: 801-810.