Dr. Jagat Narula
Dr. Jagat Narula - He is a Philip J. and Harriet L. Good hart Proffessor of Cardiology at the Zena & Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute of the Icahn School of medicine at Mount Sinai, Chief of Cardiology of St. Luke’s & Roosevelt Hospitals of Mount Sinai, Director of Cardiovascular Imaging for the Mount Sinai Health System, and Associate Dean of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Narula after completing his fellowship training Cardiology and PhD in Cardiovascular Sciences, Delhi relocate to Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 1989. In Boston he completed cardiology, heart failure & transplantation, and nuclear cardiology fellowships and joined the Cardiology faculty. In 1997, he moved to Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, where he was Thomas J. vischer Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Vice-Chairman of the department of Internal Medicine, and Director of Heart Failure & Transplantation Center. In 2003, he joined University of California, Irvine school of Medicine as Chief of the Division of Cardiology, Associate Dean for research and director the cardiovascular center of the UC irvine’s Doughlas Hospital. He was also the Director of Memorial Heart & Vascular Institute, Long Beach Memorial Hospital and medical Director of the & UC lrvine’s Edwards Life sciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology. Dr. narula moved to Mount Sinai in March 2011.
Dr. Narula is nationally and internationally acclaimed investigator with a focus on transnational research from bench to bedside, and population sciences and global cardiovascular health. His major contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine have included the description of the phenomenon of heart muscle cell suicide (apoptosis) in heart failure, identification of vulnerability of atherosclerotic plaque to rupture causing acute coronary syndromes, and developing recommendations for cardiovascular disease prevention in low-and middle-income countries. He has invoked all invasive and noninvasive imaging modalities including molecular imaging for the study of myocardial disorders and plaque characteristics. His research has been funded , in part, by the grants from National Institutes of Health. He is considered to be a true translationist and a rare investigator who has the distinction of publishing in the best basic science and the best clinical medicine journal including Science, Nature Medicine, PNAS, New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet. He is actively involved in population-based heart attack prevention program such as HAPPY (Heart Attack Prevention Program for You.)
With more than 1000 original research publication or presentations and more than 30 books or journal supplements edited, Dr. Narula has been the recipient of the best young investigator on several occasions for his research contributions by various cardiovascular societies and associations. His mentoring prowess is exemplified by the fact that 20 of his fellows, working in his research laboratory, have been awarded young investigator awards. He has been awarded as the gifted educator (2012) and the most distinguished scientist (2015) of the American College of Cardiology. He was also honored as one of the 5 Innovators in Cardiovascular Medicine (2012) and declared the Master of the American College of Cardiology (2013). He serves on various committees of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology; most importantly he is on the board of trustees of the American College of Cardiology and the chairman of the Scientific Promotion and Advocacy Committee of the World Heart Federation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the JACC – Cardiovascular Imaging and the Executive Editor of JACC (both official publications of the American College of Cardiology), and the Editor-in-Chief of the Global Heart (Official Journal of the World Heart Federation). He was the Founder editor of the Heart Failure Clinics of North America. Dr. Narula was recently designated as the co-editor of one of the most famous textbooks of cardiology, hurst’s The Heart going in its 14TH edition.