Joachim (Joe) H. Ix, MD
Dr. Joe Ix is a faculty member at
The goal of his SADF research award is to evaluate the role of phosphorus in development of cardiovascular disease.
His research program focuses on the contributions of altered mineral metabolism and insulin resistance on subclinical and clinical cardiovascular disease. He is particularly interested in their impacts on vascular calcification and stiffness.
In his study, “Determinants and Consequences of High Ankle Brachial Index in Older Men,” his hypothesis is that higher serum phosphorus will be associated with unique patterns of vascular calcification, medical arterial calcification, which may be a risk factor for CVD events.
Dr. Ix was born in
With his medical school training at
After completing a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF he joined the faculty there for one year. He then returned to the faculty at UCSD.
He is the father of two girls, ages 5 and 2. He most enjoys spending time with his daughters, as well as sailing and backpacking.