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Richard Cannon III MD

Richard O Cannon III MD

Senior Investigator and Chair, Institutional Review Board, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. Cannon received his M.D. degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1976. He completed residency training in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital (Washington University School of Medicine) and cardiology fellowship training at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He was awarded tenure in 1985, and appointed head of the Clinical Cardiology Section, Cardiology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in 2001. He served as Clinical Director, Division of Intramural Research in NHLBI from 2002 until 2012, and currently serves as chair of NHLBI’s Institutional Review Board.


He has been a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association. His research has included investigations into the contribution of coronary microvascular flow to myocardial ischemia and, more broadly, mechanisms of chest pain in the absence of coronary artery disease. Research has also focused on the contribution of nitric oxide to endothelial function, including mechanisms of stable nitric oxide transport in blood.


Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. MY APPROACH to Chest Pain With Normal Coronary Arteries