Marlene Rabinovitch, MD

Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Stanford School of Medicine

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD

Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, Stanford School of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Rabinovich is the current Director of the Basic Science and Engineering program at the Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. She also was a Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor in Pediatric Cardiology at the Cardiovascular Institute at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Rabinovitch also is the former Robert M Freedom Chair and Director of Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Dr. Rabinovitch’s laboratory uses genetically modified mice and human cells to study the mechanisms causing pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with the long-range view that we might better treat this progressively debilitating condition that has no cure except for lung transplantation. Dr. Rabinovitch’s contributions to science include diagnosis and prognosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension, elastin and elastase in pulmonary arterial hypertension and fibronectin in the ductus arteriosus, inflammation and environmental factors in cardiovascular disease, the BMPR2-PPARg axis, mitochondrial dysfunction, and pulmonary hypertension, and cell-cell interaction, mechanical forces and long range signaling.

All session by Marlene Rabinovitch, MD