Paul M Ridker is the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and directs the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, a translational research unit at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is a graduate of Brown University (1981), the Harvard Medical School (1986), the Harvard School of Public Health (1992), and has received honorary medical degrees from several international institutions. As a preventive cardiologist, Dr. Ridker is best known for his work developing the inflammatory hypothesis of heart disease. His primary research brings together classical tools of large-scale, population-based epidemiology with emerging genetic and molecular techniques designed to improve the ability to predict and prevent vascular disease. Specific areas of interest involve inflammatory mechanisms of heart disease and molecular and genetic determinants of haemostasis, thrombosis, and inflammation with a focus on “predictive medicine”, early disease diagnosis, and the underlying causes and prevention of acute coronary syndromes. Dr Ridker was the Principal Investigator of the Canakinumab Anti-Inflammatory Thrombosis Outcomes Study (CANTOS) and the NHLBI funded Cardiovascular Inflammation Reduction Trial (CIRT).
Monday 27 May 13:00