National Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine
The Cardiovascular Division at Washington University has emerged as a national leader in the delivery of high quality cardiovascular care to a large patient population. The Division, in partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, provides a full range of services including General Cardiologic Consultation staffed by a team of nationally recognized academic clinical scholars, Electrophysiology/ Ablations, Cardiac Catheterization/Coronary Intervention/Structural Heart Intervention, Advanced Heart Failure/ Transplantation/Circulatory Assist Devices, Rehabilitation, Adults with Congenital Heart Disease including a variety of genetically determined diseases such as Marfan's syndrome, and extraordinary Imaging Units (MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, PET). The clinical excellence of the Division is reflected by the consistent high ranking in the US News and World Report ranking system. The faculty see patients in the Heart and Vascular Center at the Center for Advanced Medicine on the Washington University School of Medicine campus, as well as in the Western and Southern suburbs of the St. Louis metropolitan area and in Rolla, Missouri.
Faculty members from the division have provided groundbreaking research in the area of thrombolytics for acute myocardial infarction, biomarkers for cardiac injury, diabetic cardiovascular disease, heart failure and cardiac imaging. The Division has over 75 full-time faculty members, who are actively involved research, teaching and patient care. The Cardiovascular Division has trained more than 300 cardiology fellows, as well as numerous graduate students (PhD and MD/PhD) and post-doctoral research fellows, many of whom have become leaders in academic medicine.