Dr. Sekar Kathiresan
Dr. Sekar Kathiresan graduated from North Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh, PA and received his B.A. in history summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1997. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine and cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at MGH in 2002-2003. Subsequently, he pursued research training in cardiovascular genetic epidemiology through a combined experience at the Framingham Heart Study and the Broad Institute of Harvard/MIT, mentored jointly by Drs. Christopher J. oDonnell and Joel N. Hirschhorn. In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Kathiresan is Director of Preventive Cardiology at MGH and has a clinic focused on primary prevention of myocardial infarction in individuals with a family history of heart attack.