Pgm #41: Heart Transplant Research

November 29, 2012
Dr. Cappola and Dr. Margulies
Heart Transplant program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Cappola and Dr. Margulies discuss current heart failure research, followed by a question and answer period.

Thomas Cappola, MD, ScM is Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Heart Failure clinical Research at the Perelman School of Medicine. His research uses a variety of approaches to reveal how heart failure develops and to find better ways to treat heart failure patients. Notable discoveries include the first demonstration that peripheral blood gene expression provides a clinical biomarker to track cardiac transplant rejection and identification of new signaling pathways and genetic risk factors linked to human heart failure. In 2009 he received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Barack Obama.

Kenneth Margulies, MD is a Professor of Medicine and Director of Heart Failure and Transplant Research at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate education at Princeton University and his medical education at Jefferson Medical College. He received specialty training in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiovascular research at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Margulies is a clinician-scientist who has been involved in lab-based research continuously since 1989 with a focus on heart failure, load-induced myocardial remodeling, and myocardial repair and recovery. Dr. Margulies receives funding from the N.I.H., American Heart Association and commercial entities involved with pharmaceutical and biotechnology development.