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Biography

Sekar Kathiresan, a physician scientist and a human geneticist, is Director of the CGM at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Ofer and Shelley Nemirovsky MGH Research Scholar, Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative at the Broad institute, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

He leverages human genetics to understand the root causes of heart attack and to improve preventive cardiac care. Among his scientific contributions, Dr. Kathiresan has helped highlight new biological mechanisms underlying heart attack and discovered mutations that protect against heart attack risk.

Dr Kathiresan trained in internal medicine and cardiology at MGH, where he served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine from 2002-2003. He pursued research training in cardiovascular genetics through combined experience at the Framingham Heart Study and the Broad Institute. In 2008, he joined the faculties of the MGH Cardiology Division, Cardiovascular Research Center, and Center for Genomic Medicine.

Forthcoming events

Richard Doll Seminar - Some contemporary insights into cardio-vascular risk

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 1pm to 3pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Ethox and WEH Seminar - Ethical preparedness and genomics in the headlines

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

HERC Seminar - Quality of Life Trajectories in Total knee Replacement Patients: What can they tell us?

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Richard Doll Seminar - The ASPREE Study: The use of aspirin in older people without cardiovascular disease

Monday, 01 July 2019, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

NPEU Research Seminar - Women and cardiovascular disease: an odd couple?

Tuesday, 09 July 2019, 10.30am to 11.30am @ Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF