Jagat Narula, MD, PhD Appointed Associate Dean for Global Health

At Mount Sinai, Dr. Narula will develop both the cardiovascular imaging program and a center for global prevention of cardiovascular diseases and promotion of heart health.

New York, NY
 – May 16, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Jagat Narula, MD, PhD; Philip J. and Harriet L. Goodhart Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), and Associate Dean for Global Health at MSSM will also be the Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Program in the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health. Dr. Narula is a nationally and internationally renowned physician-scientist who has contributed immensely to the development of imaging strategies for the identification of patients likely to get heart attacks and those likely to develop symptomatic heart failure, with a focus on prevention.

Dr. Narula is the consummate translational investigator whose research profoundly affects clinical care. Among his most important contributions is the description of the phenomenon of heart muscle cell suicide (apoptosis) and vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaques to rupture and cause acute coronary events. Dr. Narula is actively involved in numerous population-based heart attack prevention programs, including the Heart Attack Prevention Program for You (HAPPY). He has an extensive bibliography and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American College of Cardiology-Cardiovascular Imaging, founding editor of the Heart Failure Clinics of North America, and was recently designated as the Editor-in-Chief of Friedberg’s Diseases of the Heart, a preeminent cardiology textbook.

Dr. Narula earned his MD degree at SMS Medical College in Jaipur, India, and completed a cardiology fellowship and received a PhD degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. He relocated to Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School to complete cardiology, heart failure and transplantation, and nuclear cardiology fellowships and was appointed to the faculty. In 1997, Dr. Narula joined Hahnemann University School of Medicine as an endowed professor, Chief of Cardiology, Vice-Chair of Internal Medicine, and Director of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Center. In 2003, Dr. Narula was recruited to the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, and served as Chief of Cardiology and Associate Dean for Research, as well as Director of the Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Narula was also Director of the affiliated Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, and Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology in UC Irvine’s Engineering School.

At Mount Sinai, Dr. Narula will develop both the cardiovascular imaging program and a center for global prevention of cardiovascular diseases and promotion of heart health. He will continue to engage in cutting-edge clinical care and research, and will also become involved in teaching.