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Summer 2012 WashU Alumni Newsletter (pdf)

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Honoring the Past: Cardiovascular Division Celebrates 65 Years – The Cardiovascular Division at Washington University has been at the forefront of advances in cardiology
since it was founded in 1947. From the development of cardiac positron emission
tomography (cPET) to the participation with the Division of Cardiac Surgery in the invention
and assessment of the Cox-MAZE procedure and the establishment of a multidisciplinary
valvular heart disease program, the Division has sought to distinguish itself through
rigorous research and innovative clinical training. “We were first grounded in bedside
teaching and research,” says Robert Paine, MD, who, in 1948, was the Division’s second
fellow and later initiated the cardiology fellowship program at St. Luke’s.