Author: Kathy Whitney
Mar. 7, 2013—Life just got a little easier for Vanderbilt patients with structural heart disease.
Feb. 21, 2013—André Churchwell, M.D., associate dean of Diversity and associate professor of Medicine, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, was named the first president of a newly formed cardiovascular fellows society by his alma mater, Emory University School of Medicine, where he completed his graduate medical education.
Feb. 13, 2013—Being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart, says Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp.
Jan. 24, 2013—Typically, when a person experiences sudden cardiac arrest while asleep, the chance of survival is poor.
Jan. 17, 2013—Cheryl Laffer, M.D., PhD., professor of Medicine, is the new director of the Hypertension Service within the Division of Clinical Pharmacology.
Jan. 9, 2013—On Monday, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute became the first heart program in Tennessee to implant the HeartWare ventricular assist system (VAS) as a bridge to transplantation.
Dec. 20, 2012—Doug Sawyer, M.D., Ph.D., Lisa M. Jacobson Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, will step down as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), effective April 1, 2013. Sawyer will continue to pursue his clinical, teaching and research endeavors at VHVI....
Dec. 6, 2012—The Vanderbilt Amyloid Multidisciplinary Program (VAMP) is a new approach to treating a rare and misunderstood disease that can kill its victims before they understand what they have been diagnosed with.
Nov. 15, 2012—Dan Roden, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Personalized Medicine and William Stokes Professor of Experimental Therapeutics, received a 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award at the annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA) last week in Los Angeles.
Nov. 15, 2012—Under the direction of cardiologist Rebecca Hung, M.D., Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is offering advanced heart failure services at its Columbia, Tenn., office.
Nov. 15, 2012—The International Cardiovascular Scholars Exchange program, sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, is co-hosting the inaugural Advances in Cardiovascular Care Conference, which has adopted the theme “Hearts of Legends: Extending the Heart Beat of Jamaica.”
Nov. 8, 2012—John G. Byrne, M.D., William S. Stoney Jr. Professor of Cardiac Surgery and chair of the department, is stepping down from his position to become the chief of Cardiac Surgery and the vice president of Surgical Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He becomes the Lawrence H. Cohn Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, effective April 1, 2013.