About Us

The Section of Cardiovascular Research, part of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, is nationally recognized for its outstanding clinical and scientific research programs, specialized care centers and fellowships.

The section comprises four divisions:

These divisions conduct basic science research such as mechanisms of cardiovascular injury; reducing pain and suffering from atherosclerosis and vascular disease; vascular biology and lipid disorders.

Faculty pursue individual research interests but also are responsible for the training and clinical operations, such as the DeBakey Heart Center Cardiovascular Ph.D. track, which involves faculty from organizations throughout Baylor. The section provides comprehensive care in areas such as hypertension, thrombosis and atherosclerosis.

Patient care is provided at several affiliated hospitals: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center/Texas Heart Institute, Ben Taub Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as in a new state-of-the-art outpatient facility at Baylor's new McNair campus.

Our Section's Mission and Vision

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Mission statement and vision

Our vision is to become national leaders in cardiovascular research, with focus on atherosclerosis and vascular medicine, thrombosis, cardiac remodeling and fibrosis, aging of the cardiovascular system, lipids, biomarkers, obesity, inflammation and hypertension.

We offer state-of-the-art specialized care in the Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic. Our Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention will open soon; it has at its core a comprehensive program, including medical weight management with integration of existing programs in diabetes and cardiovascular prevention in conjunction with both clinical and translational research in these areas.