Cardiometabolic Chronicle

Expert Spotlight – Salim S. Virani, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA

Professor in Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research, Director for the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, and Cardiologist at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston, TX

Dr. Virani’s research portfolio aims to understand several domains in the delivery of high-quality primary and secondary cardiovascular disease preventive care. Dr. Virani has been a recipient of the Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Lipids Metabolism Research from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Jeremiah Stamler Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award. Dr. Virani serves as the Chair for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Chair for the AHA’s Cardiovascular Disease Statistics Committee. He has been involved in several guideline writing committees, including the 2018 AHA/ACC multi-society cholesterol guidelines and the 2019 ACC/AHA primary CVD prevention guideline. Dr. Virani has authored or co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications related to various preventive therapies including cholesterol, blood pressure control and aspirin therapy, published in several high-impact journals such as Circulation, European Heart Journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, JAMA Cardiology, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology


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