Cardiology Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker Series

Date: 
December 18, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Sarver Heart Center
Event Location Other: 
Room 4137

Daniel I. Simon, M.D., presents Hunting for Acute MI Genes: A vascular biologist's and interventional cardiologist's perspective.

Dr. Simon is Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and President, Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical Center; Director, Case Cardiovascular Center and Herman K Hellerstein Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College.  After earning his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, he completed his internal medicine residency and cardiovascular medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and interventional cardiology training at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  He joined the faculty of Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he rose through the ranks to Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Simon’s main area of research interest is the role of inflammation in vascular injury and repair.  His research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Prentiss Foundation, the Medtronic Foundation, and the Harrington Discovery Institute.  Using cutting edge transcriptional profiling approaches, his laboratory has identified a novel biomarker called MRP-8/14 that predicts the risk of future heart attack and stroke.  Dr. Simon is the Co-Founder of SujanaBio, a start-up biotechnology company developing novel monoclonal antibodies for a range of inflammatory and vascular disorders. 

Dr. Simon is an active interventional cardiologist and continues to play a leading role in national and international clinical trials investigating new devices, anti-thrombotic drugs, and regenerative medicine/adult stem cell therapies.  He has been recognized in Best Doctor’s in America and US News Top Doctors.  Dr. Simon is the official cardiovascular health care partner of the NFL Cleveland Browns.  He has published extensively in peer-reviewed basic science and clinical journals.  Dr. Simon also served on the Editorial Boards of Circulation and Journal American College Cardiology, and recently completed a stint as Associate Editor for Circulation where he continues to serve as Guest Editor.