Our 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.
We offer-state-of-the-art specialized care in the Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Clinic part of the Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention and the Jamail Specialty Care Center in the McNair Campus. Patient care is also provided at affiliate hospitals: Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center / Texas Heart Institute, Ben Taub Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey Veteran's Affairs Medical Center.
We offer educational opportunities for medical students, predoctoral and postdoctoral students, and fellows, in both clinical and basic research areas. Postdoctoral programs include a Lipid and Atherosclerosis Fellowship, which trains physicians to become leaders in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis, and Collaborative Research Training in Thrombosis and Inflammation, which is supported by an NIH T32 training grant. Our diverse faculty, projects, and facilities provide an excellent training environment.