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Douglas L. Mann, MD, has been named cardiologist-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and director of the new Heart and Vascular Institute at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. He is also the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Distinguished Professor and director of the Cardiovascular Division in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. 

“He is a leading academic cardiologist with an outstanding reputation,” says Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD, the Adolphus Busch Professor and head of the Department of Medicine. “We are impressed with Dr. Mann’s broad vision for the division and his commitment to interdisciplinary programs in heart and vascular disease.” 

Mann specializes in the field of congestive heart failure and has made numerous contributions to the understanding of cardiac remodeling and cardiac dysfunction. His research focuses on the molecular and cellular basis of heart failure, especially on the role of inflammatory mediators in the progression of heart failure. He is president of the Heart Failure Society of America, a member of the Association of University Cardiologists, and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. 

“I am honored to be chosen as chief of cardiology at Washington University and cardiologist-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital,” Mann says. 

“The quality of the faculty and the trainees at the School of Medicine is simply outstanding, and the health care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is superb. I am looking forward to working with the university and hospital to continue the rich tradition of excellence in research, education and patient care that has established them as leaders in medicine.” 

The cardiovascular division is the largest division in the Department of Medicine with more than 80 clinical and research faculty members. The newly formed Heart and Vascular Institute at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University is committed to providing breakthrough technological and research advances to improve patient care by integrating multiple services. Mann will lead the strategic initiatives along with his colleagues in heart surgery and vascular surgery to expand services locally, regionally and nationally. 
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