Pradeep Natarajan, M.D., MMSc
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Cardiovascular Research Center, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of Preventive Cardiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
|MD UC San Francisco School of Medicine 2008|
|MD University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine 2008|
|MMSc Harvard University 2015|
Dr. Pradeep Natarajan is a preventive cardiologist, cardiovascular geneticist, and physician-scientist. He is the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Coronary heart disease is a major cause of morbidity and morbidity worldwide. We use naturally-occuring human genetic variation, biomedical informatics, integrative genomics, and genotype-based deeper phenotyping to gain insights about cardiometabolic traits. We use the following approaches to use human genetic variation to understand human disease:
- Identify causal factors that influence disease
- Test epidemiological associations for causal inference
- Disease risk prediction
- Therapeutic response prediction
- Discover and characterize the range of phenotypic consequences of putative therapeutic targets.
Such analyses are done through clinical recruitment, family-based studies, observational prospective cohorts, case-control cohorts, large-scale health-care associated biobanks, and randomized controlled clinical trials. We aim to leverage novel insights to improve preventive cardiovascular care.
Dr. Natarajan received his B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley (2004), M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco (2008), and M.M.Sc. in Biomedical Informatics from Harvard Medical School (2015). He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (2011) and cardiovascular diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (2015). He completed post-doctoral training in human genetics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT.