Our Founder Kenneth Lasseter, MD
Renal & Hepatic
Kenneth C. Lasseter was born in Jacksonville, Florida, to James and Retta Shad Lasseter. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Kathleen G. Lasseter and three children: Susan Lasseter Dubrof (David), Kenneth C. Lasseter III, and Frank L. Graves III. There are six surviving grandchildren: Kenneth C. Lasseter IV, Joshua H. Sherman, Eliana Lasseter Sherman, Kyle C. Lasseter, Kayden C. Lasseter and Karsen C. Lasseter. He is also survived by Sister-in-law Jean Marks and her son Steven Colletti, as well as an elder brother James Lasseter and his wife Barbara Rouse Lasseter and their two sons Jay Lasseter (Vicky) and Barry Lasseter.
Kenneth grew up in Neptune Beach, Florida, and attended Fletcher High School. He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He was accepted into the Early Admissions and Advanced Studies Program at Stetson University and graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry in 1963. Subsequently, he matriculated into medical school at University of Florida College of Medicine graduating with the M.D. degree in 1967. He completed an internship, Medical Residency and Fellowship in Cardiology at University of Kentucky Medical School Hospital and, then, joined the faculty of University of Miami Medical School as Assistant Professor and, then, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine. He was Board Certified by the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology and was instrumental in developing a clinical pharmacology research unit at UM. He recognized the need for such a Unit outside of academia and, in 1981,he and E. Cooper Shamblen opened Clinical Pharmacology Associates. Over the next 40 years Dr. Lasseter completed some 1200 sponsored projects and published over 350 papers in the medical literature. Much of this work was presented at National and International Meetings.
In addition to his medical career, Dr. Lasseter was an avid big game fisherman, and he and his boat, the Rivergate, were well known in the Bahamas, especially Bimini and Green Turtle Cay in the Abacos. In later years his health deteriorated, and he underwent a Quadruple Coronary Artery bypass, but congestive failure proved to be a serious challenge and eventually took his life. Dr. Lasseter passed peacefully on June 30, 2023.
Dr. Lasseter began his research career while at the University of Miami, School of Medicine. He has served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Medicine at the University of Miami, School of Medicine, and as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer for post-graduate courses and medical programs. Dr. Lasseter earned his doctorate degree from the University College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. He completed his residency at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky and a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology and Cardiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.