Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the developed countries. Cardiovascular Engineering encompasses a multi-disciplinary effort to improve our understanding of cardiovascular disease and develop better therapies.
This program seeks to develop new methods to study, diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases. Examples include understanding how molecules control the heartbeat, imaging the electrical potential at the surface of the heart,
engineering cardiac tissues, and creating mathematical models to connect heart function to its nanoscale molecular foundation.
Sándor Kovács, PhD, MD - Medicine, Cardiovascular
mathematical physiology, kinematic modeling, cardiovascular biophysics, echocardiography, cardiac cathaterization, cardiac MRI, hemodynamics, human physiology
Yong Wang- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Diffusion MRI and PET imaging; Noninvasive Electrophysiology Imaging; Cancer and Immunotherapy Imaging; Preterm Birth; Alzheimer's disease
Pamela Woodard, MD
Radiology, PET, MRI, Molecular Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, Translational Research, PET tracers, Atherosclerosis