Biography: Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA

Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
  • The Mary and Gordon Cain and
  • W.A. “Tex” and Deborah Moncrief, Jr., Chair
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Care Line Executive, DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Director, Winters Center for Heart Failure Research
  • Associate Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston, TX

Dr. Bozkurt is the Medical Care Line Executive (Medicine Department Chair) at the DeBakey VA Medical Center; W.A. “Tex” and Deborah Moncrief, Jr., Chair; Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and Professor of Medicine; and Vice-Chair of Department of Medicine; Director of the Winters Center for Heart Failure and Associate Director of Cardiovascular Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bozkurt is an advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation specialist, with active participation in clinical practice, research and education. She has and continues to participate in numerous national and international scientific sessions as a chair, presenter or a panel discussant. She is a Senior Associate Editor for Circulation; and is one of the Heart Failure Section Editors for the Journal of American College of Cardiology. She has served as the most recent Heart Failure Council Chair at the American College of Cardiology and a member of the AHA/ACCF Heart Failure Guidelines Writing Committee. She currently serves Chair of the ACCF/AHA Task Force for Clinical Data Standards, Treasurer of the Heart Failure Society of America and a member of the Heart Failure Society of America Executive Board. Throughout her career, Dr. Bozkurt has been recognized for excellence in clinical care, education and leadership. She was the recipient of the National Veterans Affairs Secretary’s Hands and Heart Award for Recognition of Highest Standards in Patient Care in 2003, American College of Cardiology Proctor Harvey MD Young Teacher Award in 2005, Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Education at Baylor College of Medicine in 2014, Master Clinician Lifetime Award at Baylor College of Medicine in 2014, and American College of Cardiology Gifted Educator Award in 2016. Dr. Bozkurt actively participates in clinical and translational research, and national and international scientific sessions in the field of heart failure; teaches medical students, residents, fellows at bedside and at the College level; mentors trainees in clinical and translational research locally and nationally.

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