Texas Children’s Hospital and the Myocarditis Foundation Symposium
for Community Healthcare Professionals on:
Myocarditis, Cardiomyopathies and Sudden Death in Children (March 25, 2017 8am to 4pm)
Dr. Jeffrey Towbin, Keynote Speaker
Jeffrey A. Towbin, M.D., is Co-Director of the Heart Institute at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Chief of Cardiology at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Professor and Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. From 2003 to 2009 he served as Chief of Cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Towbin’s research has focused on the genetics and molecular biology of cardiomyopathy and advanced heart failure. His research has been funded continuously since 1987 and he has trained more than 50 post-doctoral and 20 pre-doctoral students – many of whom now have high level academic faculty positions. His laboratory research team has been a leader for many years in the field of gene discovery and mechanisms of cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, vascular disorders and congenital heart disease – as well as viral causes of myocarditis, cardiomyopathies, transplant rejection and transplant coronary disease.
He has co-authored more than 475 publications in high-impact journals, served as a principal mentor for multiple K-Grant-funded trainees and has been a member of multiple T32 training grants. In 2007 he received the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Distinguished Scientist (Basic Science) Award, and in 2013, he was awarded the American Heart Association’s Basic Research Prize.
Strong commitments for him remain finding the genetic basis for diseases and targeted therapies for cardiomyopathy. In addition, he takes pride in training the next generation of cardiologists for new discoveries and in caring for children with heart disease.
For more information please contact:
Gen Rumore at The Myocarditis Foundation