Come join Aortic Hope's Live Q&A hosted by Jack Crowe from Aortic Athletes as he interviews Dr. Dianna M. Milewicz.
Dianna M. Milewicz, M.D., Ph.., 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 the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School.
She will be presenting Genetic Predisposition, Exercise and Aortic Disease on our YouTube Channel.
Dianna is an author of the 2022 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Aortic Disease which provides recommendations to guide clinicians in the diagnosis, genetic evaluation and family screening, medical therapy, endovascular and surgical treatment, and long-term surveillance of patients with aortic disease across its multiple clinical presentation subsets (i.e., asymptomatic, stable symptomatic, and acute aortic syndromes).
Since 2010, the John Ritter Foundation has provided funding and support for the John Ritter Research Program (JRRP), an independent research project conducted out of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston under the direction of Dr. Milewicz. The focus of JRRP is to discover more genes that cause thoracic aortic aneurysm or dissection, understand the genetic and environmental risk factors for developing thoracic aortic disease, and collect data on other symptoms associated with thoracic aortic disease. Dr. Milewicz is also on the Board of the John Ritter Foundation.