Supported by more than 50 years of clinical experience in pharmacology and academia, Dr. Kenneth C. Lasseter has been serving as the vice president and medical director of Clinical Pharmacology of Miami, Inc., since 2007. Prior to taking on this appointment, he was the vice president and medical director of SFBC International, Inc., from 2003 to 2006 and at the Clinical Pharmacology Association, Inc., in Miami between 1981 and 2003.
Lending his expertise to academia as well, Dr. Lasseter has been an adjunct associate professor of pharmacology at Barry University since 1986. Concurrent to this role, he was an assistant professor, associate professor of pharmacology and medicine, and clinical associate professor at the University of Miami Medical School between 1971 and 2010. After receiving his medical degree, he was an intern and resident in medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center between 1967 and 1971.
Dr. Lasseter has contributed a plethora of articles to professional journals and was recognized as a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. Also maintaining membership with the American College of Physicians, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Sigma Xi, he formerly served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army Reserve from 1971 to 1976.
A diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology, Dr. Lasseter holds a Bachelor of Science from Stetson University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida. As a testament to his success, he was the recipient of the Research Award from Alpha Omega Alpha in 1967 and the William B. Peck Science Research Award from the Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association in 1976.
Interested in the basic sciences from a young age, Dr. Lasseter was always intrigued by how medicine and the sciences affected individuals. He has since utilized his interest in the field to improve the medical care of patients, as he has conducted research on the effects of diabetic drugs on the heart. Likewise, he has conducted work on anti-arrhythmic drugs in treating arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Impressively, he has been involved in approximately 60 new drugs that were introduced to the market.
Married to his wife, Kathy, since 1977, Dr. Lasseter has three children – Kenneth, Susan and Frank – and six grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and boating.