Division Chief: Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine

Christie Mitchell Ballantyne, M.D.

Vice Chair of Research

Clinical and translational research in patients with hereditary lipid disorders for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and genetic epidemiology related to lipids and cardiovascular disease

Primary Faculty: Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine

Gerd Brunner, PhD

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3438

Atherosclerosis; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD); Biomedical Computer Science/Image Analysis; Cardiovascular Imaging…

John P Foreyt, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3839

Clinical trials based on lifestyle modification; Cardiovascular risk reduction; Eating disorders; Obesity

Ron Cornelis Hoogeveen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3407

Peter Howard Jones, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5800

Clinical research interests

Na Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2335

To investigate novel molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias and cardiomyopathy.

Vijay Nambi, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5800

Atherosclerosis imaging; Biomarkers; Cardiovascular disease prevention

Xinchun Pi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5984

Salim S Virani, M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.C, F.A.H.A

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5800

Atherosclerosis; Health Outcomes; Guideline adherence; m-health

Huaizhu Wu, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4141

Obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance; Lipids, monocytes/macrophages and atherosclerosis; Basic and translational research

Liang Xie

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5985

Joint Faculty: Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine

Giles W Vick, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5600

Imaging Cardiac Stem Cells; Improving Echocardiographic Methods; Cardiac Regenerative Treatments; Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging