Domenick (Tony) Prosdocimo

Domenick (Tony) Prosdocimo

Registered Patent Agent

Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: 412.454.5045    Fax: 412.281.0717

Domenick (Tony) Prosdocimo is a registered patent agent in the Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Dr. Prosdocimo is a member of the firm's Health Sciences Department, resident in the Pittsburgh office, where he concentrates his work on patent preparation and prosecution of both U.S. and international applications, due diligence and freedom to operate analysis in the pharmaceutical, biologics and medical devices fields.

Dr. Prosdocimo holds a Ph.D. in systems physiology from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). His biomedical training provided both breadth and depth in the areas of cardiovascular research, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, and circadian biology, resulting in more than 20 peer-reviewed publications in top-tiered journals, extramural funding from the National Institute of Health, invited plenary lectures at national conferences, and numerous honors and awards. His pre-doctoral work focused on the signaling networks associated with cardiovascular disease in the context of vascular calcification. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Prosdocimo trained in the laboratory of Mukesh K. Jain M.D., a member of the National Academy of Medicine, where his research focused on the molecular underpinnings of cardiac metabolism in both health and disease.

Prior to joining Pepper, Dr. Prosdocimo was a faculty member at CWRU Department of Medicine, where his team concentrated their research on the molecular circuitry underlying skeletal muscle physiology and metabolism, and how these programs are usurped during pathological states, such as diet-induced obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.

Some of Dr. Prosdocimo's publications and speaking engagements include:

  • "Matricellular Protein CCN3 Mitigates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm," Journal of Clinical Investigation 126(5): 1282-99, 2016
  • "Catabolic Defect of Branched-Chain Amino Acids Promotes Heart Failure," Circulation 133(21): 2038-49, 2016
  • "Glucocorticoids Enhance Muscle Endurance and Amerliorate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Through a Defined Metabolic Program," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112(49): E6780-9, 2015
  • "KLF15 Establishes the Landscape of Diurnal Expression in the Heart," Cell Reports 13(11): 2368-75, 2015
  • "Kruppel-Like Factor 15 is a Critical Regulator of Cardiac Lipid Metabolism," Journal of Biological Chemistry 289(9): 5914-24, 2014
  • "Circadian Transcriptional Regulation in Cardiac Ion Chennels and Arrhythmia," Heart Rhythm Society Conference, Denver, CO (Podium Presentation).


  • Ph.D., Physiology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2010
  • B.S., Biology, summa cum laude, Waynesburg University, 2002

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  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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