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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admissions
Office of the Dean
751 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing - 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211

Denis J. Meerdink, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Organizations

Phone: 209.946.2488
Email: dmeerdink@pacific.edu

Research Interests

  • Cardiac metabolism, physiology, and pharmacology
  • Myocardial ischemia and blood flow
  • Endothelial function
  • Adenosine
  • Mathematical modeling of capillary-tissue exchange
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging agents
  • Nuclear medicine


Denis J. Meerdink received his bachelor of science in zoology from Arizona State University in 1974, his master of science in zoology-cellular biology from Iowa State University in 1978, where he also received his doctor of philosophy in nutritional physiology in 1981. Dr. Meerdink completed one-year of postdoctoral fellowship in cardiac pharmacology at University of Arizona College of Medicine and two-year fellowship in nuclear cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.