Serafim  Papadimitriou

Arthur S. Leon



Dr. Arthur S. Leon is a Professor and former Director of the Clinical Training Program in the Department of Psychology. He served as Director of Applied Physiology-Nutrition Section, August 1973-July 1991.Associate Professor 1973-1979. Serving as Adjunct Professor from 1979-present. Also Guest Lecturer in other Medical School, Cardiology Residency Teaching Program, and Postgraduate Medical Education Courses


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Monographs, Books and Book Chapters
1. Leon, A.S.: Hyaluronosulfate from bovine heart values. Master Degree Dissertation, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Department of Biochemistry, 1954.
2. Leon, A.S.: The biochemistry of heart valve connective tissue. Doctoral Dissertation, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine, 1957.
3. Bloor, C.M. and Leon, A.S.: The genetic determination of coronary artery patterns: A possible factor in atherogenesis. In: Atherosclerosis: Recent Advances. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 149:860, 1968.
4. Leon, A.S.: The Coronary Circulation. In: The Clinical Pharmacology of Cardiovascular New Drugs, Am. College of Cardiology, Atlantic City, N.J., April 21, 1970.
5. Leon, A.S.: Comparative cardiovascular adaptation to exercise. In: Comparative Pathophysiology of Circulatory Disturbances. Vol. 22, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Series. C.M. Bloor (ed.), Plenum Press, New York, 1972, pp. 105-117.
6. Pettinger, W.A., Augusto, L. and Leon, A.S.: Alteration of renin release by stress and adrenergic receptor and related drugs in unanesthetized rats. In: Comparative Pathophysiology of Circulatory Disturbances., Vol. 22, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Series. C.M. Bloor (ed.) Plenum Press, New York, 1972, pp. 105- 117.
7. Leon, A.S. and Abrams, W.B.: Drug therapy of power failure. In: Coronary Heart Disease, Likoff, Spiegel, and Insull (eds.) Grune and Stratton, New York, 1972, Chapter 45, pp. 431-443.
8. Leon, A.S.: Relationship of Exercise Habits to Health and Quality of Life. In: The Vinland National Center. A New Concept in Health. T. Dahl (ed.), The White House, Washington, D.C., 1976, pp. 33-56, 1976.
9. Leon, A.S.: Relationship of exercise habits to health and quality of life. Chapter in a White Paper, The Vinland National Center--A New Concept in Health, pp. 32-56, 1976.
10. Leon, A.S. and Amundson, G. (eds.): Proceedings of the First International Conference on Lifestyle and Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN., 1979.
11. Leon, A.S. and Halvorson, D.K.: Physiological, metabolic and psychological benefits of endurance exercise. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Lifestyle and Health, A.S. Leon and G. Amundson (eds): University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN., 1979, pp. 153-166.
12. Leon, A.S.: Treadmill Exercise Training. Advances in Primary Care: A Continuing Education Program, New York, 1979.
13. Leon, A.S. and Blackburn, H.: The role of exercise in the rehabilitation of the coronary heart disease patient. Advances in Primary Care: A Continuing Medical Education Program. #20, 1979.
14. Dawson, A.K. and Leon, A.S.: Effect of Cardiac Work Loads on Vulnerability to Fibrillation in the Ischemic Canine Ventricle: The Role of Heart Rate. In: Neural Mechanisms in Cardiac Arrhythmias, Perspectives in Cardiovascular Research. V:2, P.J. Schwartz et al (eds.), Rover Press, New York, 1978, pp. 283-286.
15. Leon, A.S.: Cardiovascular Effects of Exercise. In: Sports Medicine for the Female Athlete. C. Haycock (Ed.). Med. Economics, Oradell, N.J., 1980.
13 16. Leon, A.S. and Blackburn, H.: Physical Activity in Prevention of CHD: An Update: 1981. In: Advances in Disease Prevention. Vol. 1, L. H. Kuller and M. R. Greenlich (eds), Springer Pub. Co., New York, 1981, p. 98-133.
17. Leon, A.S.: Physical Activity and Fitness. In: American Health Foundation: The Book of Health, E.L. Wynder (Ed), Franklin Watts, NY 1981, pp. 283-341.
18. Leon, A.S.: The Diabetic Patient and Athletic Performance. In: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. Haskell, W., Scala, J. and Whittam, J. (eds), Bull Publishing Co., Palo Alto, CA., 1982, p. 218-247.
19. Leon, A.S. and Blackburn, H.: Physical activity and hypertension. In: Cardiology I Hyper-tension. Sleight, P. and Freis, E.D. (eds). Butterworth Scientific, London, 1982, p. 14-36.
20. Grimm, R., Leon, A.S., Hunninghake, D.B. and Blackburn, H.: Diuretics and Plasma Lipids: Effects of thiazides and spironolactone on blood lipids. In: Lipoproteins and Coronary Atherosclerosis. 1982, Elsevier Biomedical Press B.V.
21. Leon, A.S. and Blackburn, H.: Physical Inactivity and Coronary Heart Disease. In: Preventive Cardiology. Kaplan, N. and Stamler, J. (eds.), W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, 1983, p. 86-97.
22. Leon, A.S.: General Nutritional Considerations. In: G.R. Leon. Eating Disorders. The Spectrum From Obesity to Anorexia Nervosa. Lewis Pub. Co., Lexington, MA, 1984, p. 70- 114.
23. Leon, A.S.: Exercise and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease. In: Exercise and Health - American Academy of Physical Education Papers No. 17. H. M. Eckert and H.J. Montoye (eds), Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc. Champaign, IL 61820, 1984, p. 14-31.
24. Leon, A.S. (Guest Editor): Forum: Exercise and Health. Preventive Med. 13(#1) 1-99, 1984.
25. Blackburn, H. and Leon, A.S.: Preventive Cardiology in Practice: Minnesota Studies on Risk Factor Reduction. In: Heart Disease and Rehabilitation . Second Edition. Pollock, M.L. and Schmidt, D.H. (Eds), John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1986, pp. 265-301.
26. Slagle JR, Long JM, Wick MR, Matts JP, Leon, AS. The Eta Project: A Case Study of Expert Systems for analysis of Serial Clinical Trial Data, pp. 155-159, 1986. In: Medinfo. Elsevier Sci Publ B.V. (North Holland), 1986.
27. Buchwald H, Matts JP, Hansen BJ, Long JM, Fitch LL, and the POSCH Group (Leon AS): Program on Surgical Cntrol of the Hyperlipidemias (POSCH): Recruitment Experience. Controlled cliical Trials 8: 945-1045, Elsevier Sci Publ Co, Inc., 1987, New York, NY