Juan J Badimon, PhD
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Cardiology
Juan Jose Badimon, PhD, is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Atherothrombosis Research Unit at the Cardiovascular Institute, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Dr. Badimon was born in Barcelona, Spain. He graduated from the University of Barcelona in 1982. In the same year, he moved to the United States where he served as Post-doctoral research Fellow at Mayo Clinic until 1984. Then he moved on to Mount Sinai New York (1984 -1990), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (1990-1994). In 1994 he returned to Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Among Honors awards received; he is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the American Heart Association (FAHA). He was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by the Catholic University of Buenos Aires, Visiting Professor Ad-Honorem of the Central University of Bogota, Colombia; Honorary Professorship of the Tucuman School of Medicine, Argentina; Honorary Memberships of the Spanish and Venezuelan Society of Arteriosclerosis, as well as the Societies of Cardiology of Chile, Argentina and Mexico.
Dr. Badimon's group research interests are focused on pathogenesis and treatment of atherothrombosis in general. More specifically, his lab is interested on the role of lipids and HDL in the genesis and progression of atherosclerotic lesions as well as the clinical manifestations of atherothrombosis. On this regard, he has worked on the role played by the vulnerable plaque and vulnerable blood to define the vulnerable or high-risk patient. Within this line of research he is involved in the optimization of the use of antithrombotic agent to reduce the thrombotic implications of atherothrombosis and in the development of more potent and efficient new antithrombotic agents. The role of the tissue factor pathway in atherothrombosis, as well as the potential therapeutic implications of its inhibition, is one of his lab major interests. His lab has been very instrumental in studying the activities and optimizing the therapeutic doses of some of the most recent inhibitors of the Tissue Factor pathway (thrombin inhibitors, anti FXa and/or anti FVIIa). More recently he has been involved in the use of non-invasive imaging modalities (MRI and CT) for detecting early atherosclerotic lesions as well as monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches in arteriosclerosis and thrombosis.The non-invasive imaging modalities are also a major asset in the on-going studies on the pathogenesis of left ventricular remodeling post-ichemia/reperdusion. We are now interested in a better knowledge of the molecular pathway involved in the LV remodeling as well as indentification and development of therapeutic strategies.
He has trained more than 30 fellows from different countries throughout his career. The majority of these fellows after their stage with him have achieved seniors and independent positions in their new appointments. Dr. Badimon has published more than 230 peer-reviewed articles in atherothrombosis, imaging and cardiovascular diseases in general. He serves as reviewer for more than 10 top journals in cardiovascular diseases.
Licenciature in Pharmacy, University of Barcelona
PhD Summa Cum Laude, University of Barcelona
Specialty in Pharmacology, University of Barcelona and CSIC
Simon Dack Award
Recipient of the John Paul II Medal
Researcher of the 2004 Year
Xth Joan D'Alos Award
VII Intern Award
Dr. Herman and Suzanne Denber Award for Cardiovascular Research