John Hwa MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Director of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetics

Departments & Organizations

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine

Research Interests

Prostacyclin; Thromboxane; GPCR; Pharmacogenetics; Atherothrombosis more...


  • M.D., University of Sydney, 1986
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve Univ, 1996

Selected Publications

  • Arehart E, Stitham J, Asselbergs F., Douville K, MacKenzie T, Fetalvero K, Gleim S, Kasza Z, Rao Y, Martel L, Segel S, Robb J, Kaplan A, Simons M, Powell R, Moore J, Rimm E.B., Martin K, and Hwa J. (2008) Acceleration of cardiovascular disease by a dysfunctional prostacyclin receptor mutation, potential implications for COX-2 inhibition.. Circ Research 102:986-993 (Cover of Issue & Editors Pick)
  • Ogden S.K., Ahmed Y.F., Hwa J., Robbins D.J. (2008) A G-protein functions immediately downstream of Smoothened in Hedgehog signaling. Nature 456, 967-970
  • Martin K.A., Hwa J. Shp shape - FAKs about hypertrophy. (Editorial) Circ Research 103(8):776-8 2008



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