• Robert Abraham

    Dr. Robert L Abraham specializes in cardiovascular disease (cardiology), and has over 16 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia with his medical degree in 2000.

  • Franz Baudenbacher

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Associate Professor of Physics
    Deputy Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE)

  • Jason Becker

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

    PI of Becker Lab which studies the genetic pathways that cause inherited cardiomyopathies in humans in an effort to identify novel methods to prevent and treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart failure. We utilize a variety of experimental systems which include mammalian cell culture, vertebrate model organisms, and human samples.

  • Walter Chazin

    Director, Center for Structural Biology

    Chancellors Professor of Medicine

    Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry

    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

    and College of Arts and Science

    Walter Chazin is the Director of the Center for Structural Biology and the Molecular Biophysics Training Program. After completing his PhD in physical chemistry at Concordia University in Montreal and a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Biophysics un der Kurt Wuthrich (2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) at the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland, he was recruited to the Scripps Research Institute where he held a faculty position for 12 years. He was recruited to Vanderbilt in 1999 to design and lead a new program in integrated structural biology. He had developed a broad range of research interests spanning from fundamental studies of the dynamics of proteins to the mechanisms of action of genome maintenance machinery. He is a leading expert in the structural biology of EF-hand calcium binding proteins, and in the past 15 years has been exploring the mechanisms for how intracellular calcium signals alter the gating properties of cardiac ion channels, particularly voltage gated sodium channels.

    Chazin has trained nearly 100 graduate students and postdocs in his 28 years as an independent investigator. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers and 50 book chapters and reviews, and serves on a number of advisory committees and editorial boards. Holder of many honor and awards, he most recently was named a Fellow of the Biophysical Society.

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  • Eric Delpire

  • Frank Fish

    Current Positions
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Associate Professor of Medicine Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology Laboratory
    Cardiology, Pediatric Electrophysiology
    Board Certifications
    Cardiac Device Specialist - International Board of Heart Rythym Examiners
    Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
    Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, IN, 1983
    Internship -Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
    Residency-Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
    Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship-Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    Fellowship, Clinical Electrophysiology -Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
    Patient Care Emphasis
    Arrhythmia evaluation and management in children and adults with congenital heart disease
    Complex catheter ablation
    Adult congenital cardiac electrophysiology

  • Nicholas Haglund

    Dr. Nicholas Haglund was born and raised in Minnesota. He attended college at the University of Minnesota, medical school at St.George's University, an internship and residency at Maine Medical Center, and chief residency at Maine Medical Center. He completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Nebraska before coming to Vanderbilt in 2012. At Vanderbilt he completed a 2- year advanced heart failure fellowship that included 1 year of clinical training and 1 year of clinical / translational research training. His primary research interests include clinical outcomes for mechanical circulatory support devices. When away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenni (a current Vanderbilt gastroenterology fellow), and doing anything outdoors

  • Rebecca Hung

    Patient Care Emphasis
    Cardiovascular Medicine
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Congestive Heart Failure and Transplant
    Board Certifications
    Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997
    Cardiovascular diseases - American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2000
    MD - Harvard Medical School, 1994
    PhD - Harvard University, 1993

  • Arvindh Navaratnam Kanagasundram

    Patient Care Emphasis
    Cardiovascular Medicine
    Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
    Board Certifications
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013
    Cardiovascular diseases - American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2012
    Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
    MD - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2005
    Residency - Stanford University Medical Center, 2009
    Cardiology Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2012
    EP Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2013

  • Prince Kannankeril

    Prince is a clinical investigator who works on mechanisms underlying variability in response to drug challenge in human subjects. He is also interested in mechanisms and management of monogenic arrhythmia syndromes. He is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology).

  • Dmytro Kryshtal

    Dmytro (Dima) Kryshtal joined the lab in August 2009 as a research fellow. He received his PhD from the prestigious Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology in Kiev, Ukraine, investigating the characteristics of potassium ionic currents in visceral smooth muscle cells. His current project investigates the role of cardiac calsequestrin in maintenance of sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium release refractoriness in murine cardiac myocytes.

  • Daniel Lenihan

    Director, Clinical Research Program

    Patient Care Emphasis
    Heart Failure
    Heart Failure

    M.D. Degree - University of
    Tennessee School of
    Medicine, Memphis, TN, 1988

    Post-Graduate Training
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
    University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Board Certifications
    Cardiology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
    Internal Medicine- American Board of Internal Medicine, 2003
    Nuclear Cardiology - Nuclear Cardiology Board, 2000

  • Amanda Lorinc

    Assistant Professor
    Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology

    Education & Training
    Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN (2012)
    Residency, Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN (2011)
    MD, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA (2007)
    BS, Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (2001)

  • Javid Moslehi

    Dr. Moslehi is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Cardio-Oncology Program at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. Dr. Moslehi is an expert clinician on the management of cardiac complications associated with cancer therapies including chemotherapies (both traditional and novel) and radiation. Dr. Moslehis basic and translational research program is focused on the mechanisms of toxicities associated with novel targeted therapies and how this knowledge can be modulated to understand human cardiovascular biology. Arrhythmias have become a major concern in cancer drug development and with FDA approved therapies. One focus of the Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program and the Moslehi laboratory is better basic/mechanistic and clinical understanding of arrhythmias that result from cancer therapy. Projects include atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias that result from kinase inhibitors, drugs that modulate proteasome medicated degradation, and radiation.For more questions regarding Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program or Dr. Moslehis laboratory, please email: javid.moslehi@vanderbilt.edu.

  • Kathy Murray

    Professor of Pharmacology
    Professor of Medicine


    Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC
    Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    Internship/Res., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
    M.D., Duke University, Durham, NC
    B.S., Duke University, Durham, NC

  • Young Jae Nam

    Young-Jae received his M.D. at Seoul National University of College of Medicine in South Korea. He completed his Ph.D work at Albert Einstein College of Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Rick Kitsis. Following Internal Medicine Residency training, he entered Physician-Scientist Training pathway in Cardiovascular Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. After clinical cardiology training, he joined Dr. Eric Olsons lab where he studied cardiac reprogramming. He is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology at Vanderbilt.

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  • William Stevenson

    Dr. Stevenson specializes in the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias and prevention of sudden death.  His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of complex heart rhythm disorders with catheter ablation.  His methods of cardiac mapping to guide catheter ablation are widely used.  He has published over 300 articles and chapters.  He has provided post-doctoral training to over 50 fellows in cardiac electrophysiology.  He is a recipient of the 2012 Michel Mirowski Award for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology and Electrophysiology.  He is past president of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society and the founding editor of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology of the American Heart Association.

  • Gregory Michaud

    Clinical Interest 

    Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology

    Arrhythmias - Ablation
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Implantable Defibrillator Insertion
    Pacemaker Insertion

  • Andrew Radbill

    Current Position
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Cardiology, Pediatric
    Board Certifications
    Cardiac Device Specialist - International Board of Heart Rythym Examiners
    University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2003
    Intern in Pediatrics, Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics-Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Resident in Pediatrics, Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics-Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
    Fellow in Cardiology-Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
    Fellow in Electrophysiology and Pacing-Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA

  • Dan Roden

    Dan Roden was born and raised in Montreal, and received his medical degree and training in Internal Medicine from McGill University. He then went to Vanderbilt where he trained in Clinical Pharmacology and Cardiology, and has been a faculty member there since. His initial career focus that he has maintained was studies of the clinical, genetic, cellular, and molecular basis of arrhythmia susceptibility and variability responses to arrhythmia therapies. Over the last 10 years, Dr. Roden has led Vanderbilt's broader efforts in pharmacogenomics discovery and implementation. He is principal investigator for the Vanderbilt sites of the National Institutes of Health's Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN) and the National Human Genome Research Institute's Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network. He directs the Vanderbilt DNA databank BioVU, a discovery resource that as of spring 2014 included >175,000 samples linked to deidentified electronic medical records. He is a leader in Vanderbilt's PREDICT project that since 2010 has been preemptively embedded pharmacogenomic variant data in the electronic medical records of >14,000 Vanderbilt patients; as of April 2013, PREDICT displays information on 5 drug-gene pairs and delivers point of care decision support when a target drug is prescribed to patients with variant genotypes.

    Dr. Roden served as Director of the Vanderbilt Arrhythmia Service, director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology (1992-2004), and in 2006 was named Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Personalized Medicine. Dr. Roden has received the Leon Goldberg Young Investigator Award and the Rawls Palmer Progress in Science Award from the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; the Distinguished Scientist Award and the Douglas Zipes lectureship from the Heart Rhythm Society; and the Distinguished Scientist Award and the Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Medal of Honor from the American Heart Association. He currently serves on the Science Board of the FDA. He has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, and fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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  • M. Benjamin Shoemaker

    M. Benjamin Shoemaker, M.D., M.S.C.I is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine). He is a cardiac electrophysiologist and physician-scientist and focuses on patient-oriented research to improve therapies for atrial fibrillation (AF) and inherited arrhythmia syndromes. Currently, his research program encompasses projects ranging from detailed electrophysiologic phenotyping in patients undergoing procedures in the EP lab, testing new antiarrhythmic drugs in patients with AF and long QT syndrome, and genomics research through collaboration with large, multicenter consortia (i.e. the Atrial Fibrillation Genetics Consortium, AFGen). He also established and runs the Vanderbilt AF Ablation Registry (VAFAR), which has prospectively enrolled over 1000 subjects with collection of DNA and blood samples. He is currently funded by an NIH K23 Career Development Award.

    Ben has been at Vanderbilt since completing Internal Medicine Residency at Johns Hopkins in 2009. Originally from Virginia, Ben is married to Ashley Shoemaker (Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology, Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital) and has 2 children.

  • Yan Ru Su

    Dr. Yan Ru Su is Research Associate Professor and Director of the Core Laboratory for Cardiovascular Translational and Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine, Division of cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

    Dr. Su earned her MD degree in China and completed her postdoctoral training in Molecular Genetics at University of Cincinnati, Ohio. The main function of Dr. Su s Core Lab is to facilitate investigations on clinical outcome studies; biomarkers in heart failure; molecular genetic mechanisms of cardiomyopathy and dyslipidemia, and to provide resource support for cardiovascular translational and clinical research to Vanderbilt faculty and trainees. Since 2009, Dr. Sus Core Lab has played a key role in establishing the cardiovascular disease biorepository. As of 2015, over 10,000 specimens have been collected and well maintained the biorepository. These include plasma and serum samples, DNA, RNA, and human cardiovascular tissues, and specimens from a number of clinical trials.