Richard J. Traystman, PhD, is vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado Denver. He is also a professor of pharmacology at the School of Medicine. He received his BS and MS degrees from Long Island University and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. Following his postdoctoral fellowship at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Traystman returned to Johns Hopkins Medical Center in 1972 and remained there until 2003 as a distinguished university professor. In 2003, he was appointed associate vice president for research planning and development and associate dean for research at Oregon Health Science University. He was also a professor of anesthesiology and peri-operative medicine.
Traystman is presently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, and he also serves on the editorial boards of several other prestigious journals and reviews manuscripts for a multitude of journals. He has been associate editor for the heart and circulatory section of the American Journal of Physiology and was deputy editor for Critical Care Medicine.
Traystman has received numerous distinguished awards from both clinical and basic science organizations for his work. He has spent more than 35 years working on the regulation of brain blood vessels, cardiac arrest/cardiopulmonary resuscitation and stroke. Traystman has published more than 450 articles in peer-reviewed journals, has trained more than 100 fellows and students and has been funded by NIH throughout his career.