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Cardiovascular Center

Cardiovascular Center Scientific Advisory Boards

The Cardiovascular Center (CVC) continues to move forward and serve as a campus incubator to stimulate, exchange and nurture new ideas and develop novel research programs in basic, translational, and clinical research. The CVC has seen the development of an expanded long-range strategic plan for programmatic expansion with appropriate input from internal and external experts, key faculty leaders, community leaders and MCW leadership. Importantly, this includes the recruitment of distinguished, extramurally funded faculty to lead CV research programs in key areas – such as stem cells and heart failure. Both the Internal Scientific Advisory Board Members and External Scientific Advisory Board Members will help the CVC achieve its mission to improve cardiovascular health in Southeast Wisconsin and beyond.

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Internal Scientific Advisory Board Members

Ivor J. Benjamin, MD, FAHA, FACC | Director, Cardiovascular Center; Professor of Medicine, Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cell Biology, and Surgery

Zeljko J. Bosnjak, PhD | Professor of Medicine

Diane W. Braza, MD | Chair, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Residency Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Clinical Director of MCW and Froedtert Hospital SpineCare

William B. Campbell, PhD | Chair and Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

John A. Corbett, PhD | Chair and Professor of Biochemistry

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., PhD | Former Director of the Cardiovascular Center

Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS | Professor of Medicine, Director of Center for Advancing Population Science, Chief of Division of Internal Medicine, Associate Director for Cancer Disparities; Co-Director of MCW CTSI KL2 Program; Director of CTSI Master's in Clinical/Translational Research; Associate Director of Diversity in the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center

Andrew Greene, PhD | Interim Vice Chair and Chief of Biomedical Engineering; Dr. Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Professor of Biomedical Engineering

David Gutterman, MD | Senior Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center

David Harder, PhD | Former Director of the Cardiovascular Center

Elizabeth R. Jacobs, MD, MBA | Associate Dean of Research; Professor, Medicine; Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Milwaukee VAMC

Jeanne M. James, MD | Section Chief, Pediatric Cardiology; Medical Director, Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Hospital; The Leigh Gabrielle Herma Endowed Chair for Cardiology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation

Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD | Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor of Parkinson’s Research; Chair, Professor of Biophysics

Cheong Jun Lee, MD | Assistant Professor of Surgery/Vascular Surgery

John Meurer, MD, MBA | Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health; Director of the MCW Institute for Health & Equity

Peter J. Newman, PhD | Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy; Vice President for Research, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Associate Director, Blood Research Institute

Paul Pearson, MD, PhD | Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Jorge Saucedo, MD, MBA |Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Heart & Vascular Service Line; Professor & Eminent Scholar
of Medicine

Curt D. Sigmund, PhD | James J. Smith and Catherine Welsch Smith Professor of Physiology, Chair of Physiology, Associate Director, Cardiovascular Center

Roy Silverstein, MD | Chair and Linda and John Mellowes Professor of Medicine

Mary G. Sorci-Thomas, PhD | Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Investigator at the Blood Research Institute; Associate Director of the CVC Postdoctoral T32 Program

Gilbert C. White II, MD | Executive Vice President for Research; Director, Blood Research Institute; Professor, Medicine, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology and Toxicology

External Scientific Advisory Board Members
Donna K. Arnett, PhD, MSPH | University of Kentucky, Dean of College of Public Health

David G. Harrison, MD | Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Betty and Jack Bailey Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology; Director, Division of Clinical Pharmacology; Director of the Center for Vascular Biology

Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD | Northwestern University
Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine; Elizabeth J. Ward Professor of Genetic Medicine; Professor of Medicine in Cardiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Genetics

Elizabeth Murphy, PhD | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Cardiac Physiology

David J. Pinsky, MD | University of Michigan Medical School
Director and Science Lead, Frankel Cardiovascular Center; Professor of Internal Medicine in Cardiology

Daniel J. Rader, MD | University of Pennsylvania
Director, Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and Lipid Clinic; Associate Director, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics; Director, Cardiovascular Metabolism Unit, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism; Program Director, General Clinical Research Center; Scientific Director, Clinical and Translational Research, Cardiovascular Institute; Chief, Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics, Department of Medicine; Director, PennMedicine BioBank, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics; Chair, Department of Genetics