About Stephen M. Black

Stephen M. Black currently works for Georgia Regents University (learn more) as a Regents Professor, which is the highest honor that Georgia universities bestow upon their faculty. He first came to the university in April 2006 to work as a Professor, and was promoted to Regents Professor in 2010.


Stephen M Black at Georgia Regents University

Stephen M. Black received his first medical training at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1982. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology in 1986, and then stayed at the same institution to pursue his Ph.D. Stephen M. Black graduated with his Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology in 1990, and then spent one additional year at the University of Edinburgh to gain Molecular Pharmacology postdoctoral training. He then moved to the United States to pursue additional training, spending two years at the University of California, San Francisco studying Molecular Endocrinology.

Today Stephen M. Black is highly respected within the medical realm and has been invited by organizations all over the world to share his medical expertise. He has presented at professional medical conferences in Germany, Greece, France, and the Czech Republic, and has also completed 29 visiting professorships or invited presentations within American and International medical universities.  Stephen M. Black is also a frequent contributor to dozens of prominent medical journals in the OB/GYN realm.

When Stephen M. Black is not sharing his vast medical knowledge with students, medical journals, and professional organizations, he conducts medical research. Currently he serves as Principle Investigator/Project Leader for four different grants, for which he conducts research in the following areas:

  • Reactive oxygen species in PPHN: Role of ADMA
  • Perinatal regulation of TGF beta 1 during vascular remodeling
  • Perinatal pulmonary hypertension: developmental mediators
  • Endothelial barrier protection and repair in acute lung injury

Learn more about Stephen M. Black by visiting his official webpage, or by connecting with him on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.

Notable Journal Articles

Stephen M. Black serves as a Regents’ Professor with Georgia Regents University.  He aims to share his medical knowledge through peer-reviewed medical journals about heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. Two of his most popular articles  pertain to  increases in pulmonary vascular resistance and acute lung injury in patients with respiratory failure. Inhaled Nitric Oxide-Induced Rebound … Continue reading

Georgia Regents University

The Georgia Board of Regents voted in early 2012 to consolidate two of its universities, Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University, to form a new university. The school approved its new mission statement in May and adopted the name “Georgia Regents University” (GRU) in August. Georgia Regents University is now home to nearly … Continue reading


Stephen M. Black is a medical researcher and professor at Georgia Regents University, and he has held this position since 2007. He has previously held teaching positions at University of Montana, Northwestern University, and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Before Stephen M. Black became involved in the medical education realm, he got his start … Continue reading

Accomplished Medical Researcher

Stephen M. Black is currently a Regents Professor at Georgia Regents University, and spends a considerable amount of his time conducting medical research. He is involved in six medical research projects, which he discusses in detail on his personal blog, and has many more pending projects. Following completion of a project, Stephen M. Black shares … Continue reading

Administrative Appointments

Stephen M. Black is currently a Regents Professor with Georgia Regents University, but he also holds two administrative positions with the school. He was named the Chief of the Program in Pulmonary Vascular Disease in July of 2007. One year later, Stephen M. Black was appointed to the position of Basic Science Director with the … Continue reading