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From laboratory explorations of a heart muscle cell’s basic molecular workings to large-scale studies of cardiovascular care delivery, University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center researchers are building the knowledge needed to help patients today and far into the future.

Here are some of the principal researchers, listed alphabetically with their U-M Medical School department affiliation and research interests. Each of them represents a team of talented individuals working together toward their specific goal. Follow the links to read more about each team’s efforts.

William Barsan, M.D., Emergency Medicine – Emergency interventions for stroke and other neurological crises, Stroke Program, Neurological Emergency Treatment Trial network

Ravi Birla, Ph.D., Cardiac Surgery – Artificial Heart Laboratory

Steven Bolling, M.D., Cardiac Surgery – Cardioprotection Research Laboratory, Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory

Edward Bove, M.D., Cardiac Surgery – Innovations and outcomes in congenital heart disease

Devin Brown, M.D., M.S., Neurology – Epidemiology of stroke and outcomes of stroke care, Stroke Program

Louis D’Alecy, D.M.D., Ph.D., Molecular & Integrative Physiology – Normal and pathologic control and regulation of the cardiovascular system

Sharlene Day, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Benoit Desjardins, Ph.D., Radiology – Cardiothoracic imaging – Cardiovascular MR/CT Research Lab

Kim Eagle, M.D., FACC, Cardiovascular Medicine – Guidelines Applied in Practice Myocardial Infarction Study

Matthew Eagleton, M.D., Vascular Surgery – Molecular research on vascular injury, Jobst Research Laboratory

James Froehlich, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Vascular disease patterns and treatment

Peter Henke, M.D., Vascular Surgery – Outcomes research in vascular surgery, molecular research on vascular injury, Jobst Research Laboratory

Stevo Julius, Sc.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Hypertension and pre-hypertension treatment and prevention

Ella Kazerooni, M.D., M.S., Radiology – Clinical applications and basic development of cardiothoracic imaging – Cardiovascular MR/CT Research Lab

Todd Koelling, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Heart failure outcomes and innovation – Guidelines Applied in Practice Congestive Heart Failure study

Benedict Lucchesi, M.D., Ph.D., Pharmacology – Cellular and electrophysiologic aspects of ischemic heart disease and its treatment

Lynda Lisabeth, Ph.D., Neurology - Epidemiology of stroke and outcomes of stroke care, Stroke Program 

Vallerie McLaughlin, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Innovative clinical treatment of pulmonary hypertension

David Metzger, Ph.D., Molecular & Integrative Physiology – cardiovascular and muscle contractile mechanisms

Lewis Morgenstern, M.D., MPH – Neurology – Epidemiology of stroke and outcomes of stroke care, Stroke Program

Fred Morady, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Catheter ablation for arrhythmia

Mauro Moscucci, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium (Percutaneous Coronary Intervenion)

Daniel Myers, DVM, MPH, Vascular Surgery – Molecular research on vascular injury, Jobst Research Laboratory

Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D., MPH, Cardiovascular Medicine – Optimization of percutaneous coronary intervention

Rick Neubig, M.D., Ph.D., Pharmacology – Signal transduction through GTP binding proteins and receptors

Richard Ohye, M.D., Cardiac Surgery – Outcomes in congenital heart surgery

Hakan Oral, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Catheter ablation for arrhythmia

Francis Pagani, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiac Surgery – Circulatory support devices and heart muscle cell physiology – Center for Circulatory Support, Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory

Himanshu Patel, M.D., Cardiac Surgery – Outcomes and imaging in cardiac surgery

Smita Patel, MBBS, Radiology – Cardiothoracic imaging – Cardiovascular MR/CT Research Lab

David J. Pinsky, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Molecular biology of heart muscle

Richard Prager, M.D., Cardiac Surgery – Outcomes in cardiac surgery

Melvyn Rubenfire, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Preventive strategies for hyperlipidemia and other cardiovascular risk factors

Phillip Scott, M.D., Emergency Medicine – Clinical care innovation and outcomes in stroke, Stroke Program

James Stanley, M.D., Vascular Surgery – Molecular research on vascular injury, Jobst Research Laboratory

Gilbert Upchurch, Vascular Surgery – Molecular research on vascular injury, Jobst Research Laboratory 

Thomas Wakefield, M.D., Vascular Surgery – Molecular research on vascular injury, Jobst Research Laboratory

Alan Weder, M.D., Cardiovascular Medicine – Hypertension, cardiovascular genetics

Margaret Westfall, Ph.D., Cardiac Surgery – Regulation of cardiac muscle contraction, Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory

David Williams, M.D., Interventional Radiology – Innovations in interventional cardiovascular care