Ronald Zolty, MD, PhD


  • Experienced cardiologist/internist and clinical trialist with more than 15 years of clinical research experience, as well as industry experience as a medical director in pharmaceutical R&D.

Clinical Trials, Trial Design, Protocol Development, Medical Monitoring, Safety Review and Reporting,
Trial Execution/PI (Phases 1-3), Cardiology Leadership, R&D Medical Director, Translational Medicine, Nonclinical/Clinical Pharmacology, PK/Safety, Cardiology Devices, Transplant Medicine, FDA Meetings,
and Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards.
Practicing physician and academic with board certifications in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation.
Strong publication and presentation record.
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Serves as Right-sided Heart Failure Section Head, Director of Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship, and Director of Clinical Heart Failure Research Program at UNMC. Delivers patient care and participates in clinical trials. Instrumental in clinical development of new therapeutics for heart failure and transplant care. Teaches medical students, residents, and fellows.
Director, Clinical Research, Research and Development, Acorda Therapeutics
Responsible for clinical trial design and safety evaluation of company-sponsored clinical trials across multiple therapeutic areas, including heart failure and neurologic disease. Worked with clinical operations, regulatory affairs, nonclinical pharmacology and safety, as well as translational medicine in trial design, monitoring, and reporting. Participated in FDA meetings and organized/led scientific and medical advisory boards.
Assistant and Associate Professor, Director, Heart Failure/Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Division of Cardiology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Responsible for patient care and clinical trials. Board Committee member of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Clinical Trials Unit. Taught medical students, residents, and fellows.
Instructor and Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Heart Failure Program and Director of LVAD Program, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Responsible for patient care and clinical trials. Taught medical students, residents, and fellows.

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