TOPIC: Recovery of the Failing Heart: Is it to Rethink the Classification of Heart Failure?
SPEAKER: Douglas Mann, MD
Dr. Mann is the Lewin Chair and Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, and Cardiologist in Chief at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed fellowships in clinical cardiology at the University of California San Diego, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Mann's primary research interest has been the molecular and cellular basis of heart failure, with particular emphasis on the role of innate immunity in disease progression and recovery of the failing heart. He has been engaged in translational research for over 2 decades, and has also sought to translate concepts derived in his laboratory into phase I,II,III and IV clinical trials. Dr. Mann is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles on the role on inflammatory mediators in cardiac remodeling and myocardial recovery. He is the founding editor of Heart Failure, A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 3rd edition and a co-editor of Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 11th edition, the leading textbook in cardiovascular medicine.” Dr. Mann is the founding editor for JACC: Basic to Translational Science, and is currently on the Editorial Board for a number of leading cardiovascular journals, and has previously served as the Deputy Editor for Chest and was an Associate Editor for Circulation. He has received numerous awards including the Michael E. DeBakey award for excellence in research, the Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence, the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology for outstanding scholarship, the Hugh McCullough Award from the American Heart Association, and the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Mann is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Association of University Cardiologists, The Association of Professors of Cardiology, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He is a past president of the Heart Failure Society and the Medical Alumnus of the Year award from Temple University School of Medicine.
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