Sekar Kathiresan, M.D.

Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Cardiovascular Research Center, Mass General Research Institute
Ofer and Shelly Nemirovsky MGH Research Scholar
Massachusetts General Hospital
Honorary Physician
Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
Institute Member
Broad Institute
MD Harvard medical school 1997
apolipoprotein c-iii; cardiology; cardiovascular diseases; cholesterol hdl; cholesterol ldl; coronary artery disease; coronary disease; dyslipidemias; genetic loci; genetics of heart disease; genome-wide association study; lipids; myocardial infarction; polymorphism single nucleotide; triglycerides

Sekar Kathiresan, MD, a clinical cardiologist and human geneticist, is the director of preventive cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, an associate member in the Broad Institute’s Program in Medical and Population Genetics, and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Sekar seeks to discover the genes responsible for inter-individual differences in risk for myocardial infarction and use this information to understand biological mechanisms and to improve preventive cardiac care.

He received his B.A. in history and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1997.

Sekar completed his clinical training in internal medicine and cardiology at MGH. He served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at MGH in 2002-2003. He pursued research training in cardiovascular genetics through a combined experience at the Framingham Heart Study and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

In 2008, he joined the research faculties of the MGH Cardiovascular Research Center and the MGH Center for Human Genetic Research.

Sekar lives with his wife and three children in Newton, MA. His passions include Pittsburgh Steelers football and U.S. politics.

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