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 basic science research programs, specialized care centers, and clinical and research fellowships.

The section comprises four divisions:

Research

These divisions conduct basic science, clinical, and translational research focusing on mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and other cardiometabolic diseases. Topics include cardiac remodeling and fibrosis, aging of the cardiovascular system, thrombosis and hemostasis, and established and emerging risk factors such as lipids, hypertension, obesity, and inflammation.

Healthcare

We offer state-of-the-art specialized care in the Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic (Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention) and the Jamail Specialty Care Center (McNair Campus). Patient care is also provided at affiliated hospitals: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center/Texas Heart Institute, Ben Taub Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Education

The Section of Cardiovascular Research offers educational opportunities for medical students, pre- and postdoctoral students, and fellows, both in clinical and basic research areas. Our diverse faculty, projects, and facilities provide an excellent training environment.