Kory Lavine, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Developmental Biology, Pathology and Immunology

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Education

  • BS Biological Sciences: Cell and Developmental Biology, The University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (2001)
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MD,PhD): Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2008)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2010)
  • Fellowship, Cardiology: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (2013)
  • Fellowship, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (Present)

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Recognition

  • Career Award for Medical Scientists, Burroughs Welcome Foundation, 2015
  • Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators Forum, Basic Science: First Place, 2014
  • Burton E. Sobel Award, Excellence in Basic Cardiovascular Research, 2014
  • Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators Forum, Basic Science: First Place, 2013
  • Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Awards, Washington University School of Medicine, 2012
  • Rising Star Research Award, Division of Cardiology, Washington University School of Medicine, 2011
  • American College of Cardiology Missouri and Kansas Chapters 3rd Annual Update in Cardiovascular Diseases. Fellow Oral Abstract Competition, First Place, 2011
  • VA Outstanding Scholar Award, 2010
  • Gregory J. Gurtner, MD Memorial Resident Award, 2009
  • Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, Washington University School of Medicine, 2008
  • Edward Massie Prize for Excellence in Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 2008
  • Washington University Internal Medicine Research Award, 2008
  • David M. Kipnis Award for Outstanding Research Accomplishments that Contribute to Our Understanding of Human Disease Pathogenesis, 2007
  • NHLBI Scholarship, Keystone Symposia, Molecular Biology of Cardiac Disease and Regeneration, 2003
  • Bausch and Lomb Scholar, University of Rochester, 1997-2001
  • Donald R. Charles Memorial Prize, Department of Biology, University of Rochester, 2001

Clinical Interests

Advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation, circulatory assist devices

Research Interests

Understanding the immunological mechanisms that govern cardiac recovery and the pathogenesis of heart failure, with a focus on the mechanisms that distinguish pediatric from adult cardiomyopathy. Pathogenesis of primary graft dysfunction in cardiac transplantation. Understanding the role of macrophages in coronary development and collateral growth of the coronary vasculature.