Paul Ridker, MD

Director, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention; Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Dr. Paul Ridker’s work is changing how we assess our risk for heart disease. His research has made us aware of the connection between inflammation and atherosclerosis and is determining the role of testing for C-reactive protein (CRP). For his pioneering work, Dr. Ridker was named one of America’s Ten Best Researchers in Science and Medicine by Time Magazine.

He has published almost 300 articles related to cardiovascular medicine and is on the editorial boards of several major medical journals.

Dr. Ridker received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Date Last Modified: January 21, 2011

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