Mutations in genes that direct the production of fibrillar collagens, essential components of blood vessel walls, appear to predispose individuals to SCAD.
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Mass General Heart Center: Thoracic Aortic Center
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
- M.D.; Ph.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine
- Residency, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
American Board Certifications
- Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics
Accepted Insurance Plans
Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.
My research interest is the clinical expression and molecular etiology of human arterial disease. In my research I utilize human and murine genetics as well as animal modeling to investigate the etiology and pathologic progression of inherited and sporadic arterial diseases. Through this work I hope to discover better diagnostics and novel therapies for patients with these serious conditions.
My research biography is available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/browse/collection/51274044/?sort=date&direction=descending
Related News and Articles
- Press Release
- Dec | 1 | 2021
The results could also lead to new strategies to prevent and treat enlarged aortas.
- Nov | 23 | 2021
Tapping expertise from MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the Myhre Syndrome Foundation launched its inaugural conference on July 10-11, 2021.
- Sep | 27 | 2021
Tapping expertise from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), the Myhre Syndrome Foundation (MSF) launched its inaugural conference on July 10 - 11, 2021.
- Aug | 11 | 2017
At 16, Anna Young was diagnosed with Myhre Syndrome, a very rare genetic condition. Since coming to the Myhre Syndrome Clinic at MGHfC, she has found her place in the world and learned the skills to thrive as a young adult.
- Mar | 1 | 2019
A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified a nucleoprotein complex that is responsible for breaking down the arterial wall in aortic aneurysm.