CSANZ 2020

Jagat Narula

Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, USA

Jagat Narula MD, PhD, MACC, FRCP is a Philip J. and Harriet L. Goodhart Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging for the Mount Sinai Health System, and Associate Dean for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr Narula’s major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine have included the description of the phenomenon of heart muscle cell suicide (apoptosis) and identification of vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaques to rupture causing heart attacks. He has the distinction of publishing in the best basic science and the best clinical medicine journals including Science, Nature Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet, with 1500 original research publications or presentations and about 50 books or journal supplements edited. He has been awarded as the gifted educator (2012) and distinguished scientist (2015) of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He is felicitated as the Master of the American College of Cardiology (2013), the Distinguished ACC Fellow (2018) and the Distinguished International Service Award (2020). Dr Narula was the Trustee of the ACC and the founder Editor-in-Chief of the JACC- Cardiovascular Imaging for 10 years; he is currently the Executive Editor of JACC. He is also the editor of the Hurst’s The Heart, with Valentin Fuster and Robert Harrington. He is vice-president elect of the World Heart Federation.

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