Join Aortic Hope for a very special Facebook live event with Dr. Dianna Milewicz beginning at 12:00 pm EST. Come learn about the genetic connections existing with Aortic Disease. Bring all questions pertaining to Aortic Disease (Aneurysms and Dissections) and genetics.
Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD, is the President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of the Division of Medical Genetics and Vice-Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
She is currently Director of an NIH-funded Specialized Center of Clinically Oriented Research in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections and Chairman of the Thoracic Aortic Disease Coalition, which is a collaboration among patient-advocate organizations, the American Heart Association AHA), and the American College of Cardiologists to increase public awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of life-threatening acute aortic dissections. She has been inducted into the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.
She completed her postgraduate training in internal medicine, specialized further in medical genetics, and forged a career in translational studies focused on genetic predisposition to vascular diseases. She has received numerous honors and awards for her research, including the Antoine Marfan Award, the Doris duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, and the University of Texas Presidential Scholars Award for Excellence in Research.
Dr. Milewicz has been the Director of the MD/PhD Program offered jointly between the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and MD Anderson Cancer Center institutions for over 15 years and is Past Chair for the GREAT MC/PhD Section Committee.