Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD, the former director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is the new president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A board-certified cardiologist who completed her internship, residency, and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she began as president Jan. 1.
“The opening of this door is a tremendous opportunity to share a personal passion with world-class clinicians and scientists to link excellent patient care to internationally respected research and then carry our collective wisdom forward to our students, the future leaders of medicine,” Dr. Nabel said. “All of this will be done with a keen focus on how we can make a difference in the lives of the people who depend on us, whether they live half way around the world or across the street from our front doors.”
Dr. Nabel is a graduate of Cornell University Medical College. She trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed a clinical and research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University. At the University of Michigan, she served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and then went on to become director of the Cardiovascular Research Center, professor of Internal Medicine and Physiology, and then chief of the Division of Cardiology.
Well respected for her research in vascular biology and molecular cardiology and for her gene transfer studies of the cardiovascular system, Dr. Nabel joined the NHLBI as scientific director for Clinical Research in 1999 and, in 2005, became director, overseeing an extensive national research portfolio and an annual budget of approximately $3 billion.
Dr. Nabel is a nationally-recognized scholar and author of 250 publications. She is also a mentor and teacher who has inspired her students, as evidenced by her selection for the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award. Her colleagues have recognized her leadership by selecting her to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Physicians (Council), the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (Council) and as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Nabel serves on editorial boards of the New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine.
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