Academic Medical Centers: What is their role in your health?
Daniel I. Simon ‘83, MD ‘87, FACC, FAHA.
Details: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6 – 9 pm The Cleveland Skating Club, 2500 Kemper Road, Shaker Heights
Cash Bar at 6 PM, Dinner at 7 PM, Talk and Questions at 8PM
Dr. Dan Simon, our Fall Dinner speaker, is the new President of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, having taken over this past January. For several years he has also been the chair of cardiovascular research and a professor of medicine at Case, roles he continues. He earned a summa cum laude degree from Harvard College in 1983, and he graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1987.
Dan is a national leader in cardiovascular research and care and the recipient of a long list of awards and recognitions. His own research specializes in the role of inflammation in blood vessel damage and repair. His laboratory has identified a novel biomarker called MRP-8/14 that predicts the risk of future heart attack and stroke. He has published extensively in both basic and clinical journals, and his research is supported by the National Institute of Health and three other medical foundations.
Locally, perhaps his most surprising accomplishment is that in a town where heart care is dominated by the Cleveland Clinic, he, at University Hospitals, is the official cardiovascular health care partner of the Cleveland Browns. Last, Dan is also the program director of the Bridging the Treatment Gap for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Sub- Saharan Africa: A Uganda—Case Western Reserve University Partnership supported by the Medtronic Foundation.
The deadline to purchase tickets online is 12 noon on Friday, 14 October. Please contact Pete Carfagna (email) for any late registrations or questions.
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