Skip to main content

Genes, lifestyle, and risk for heart attack

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Sekar Kathiresan, M.D.
Director, Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Cardiovascular Disease Initiative, Broad Institute
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School


Dr. Kathiresan leverages human genetics to understand the root causes of heart attack and to improve preventive cardiac care. Among his scientific contributions, Dr. Kathiresan has helped highlight new biological mechanisms underlying heart attack, discovered mutations that protect against heart attack risk, and developed a genetic test for personalized heart attack prevention.

The page was last updated on Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 10:23am