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Grand Rounds | Robert Simari, MD | Building better clinical trials

January 10 | 12:00 pm1:00 pm CST

Robert Simari, MD
Professor of Medicine
Executive Vice Chancellor
Kansas Medical Center
The University of Kansas

Robert D. Simari, M.D., the Franklin E. Murphy Professor in Cardiology, assumed the role of executive vice chancellor for the University of Kansas Medical Center January 9, 2018. A 1986 alumnus of the KU School of Medicine, Simari served as executive dean from March 2014 through August 2019, providing oversight and leadership to all three KU School of Medicine campuses – Kansas City, Wichita and Salina.

 

Dr. Simari has been instrumental in guiding the School of Medicine’s new curriculum development and the construction of the Health Education Building, both of which debuted in summer 2017. Dr. Simari is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He is the vice president of the Association of University Cardiologists and will serve as president in 2018.

Prior to joining KU, Simari served as vice chair for the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and co-principal investigator of the Center for Translational Science Activities at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., where he also served as a physician scientist, cardiologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. While at the Mayo Clinic, his research laboratory made fundamental discoveries in the areas of thrombosis and identification of vascular stem cells, and for 10 years he led the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute-funded Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network, which performs early phase clinical trials in cardiovascular cell therapy. In addition, he continues his cardiology practice at The University of Kansas Health System.

Simari earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, and his medical degree from the University of Kansas. Following medical school, he completed his residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, then served fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. Following his clinical training he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan.

 


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Video Link:

Video Link | Meeting ID: 732 925 382 Or Visit www.texasheart.org/GrandRounds

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Accreditation and Credit Designation

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council or Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Texas Heart Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Details

Date:
January 10
Time:
12:00 pm —1:00 pm
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Venue

THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium
6770 Bertner Avenue
Houston, Texas 77030

Organizers

Texas Heart Institute Cardiology Education
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center