Investigator


Michael Simons

Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cell Biology; Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

Biography

Dr. Simons is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine at the New England Medical Center in Boston and cardiology training at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He completed a postdoctoral fellowships in molecular cardiology at National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda and in vascular biology at MIT. In 1993 he joined faculty at Harvard Medical School as an Assistant...

Dr. Simons is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine at the New England Medical Center in Boston and cardiology training at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He completed a postdoctoral fellowships in molecular cardiology at National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda and in vascular biology at MIT. In 1993 he joined faculty at Harvard Medical School as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and rose through the ranks to become an Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the Morse Coronary Care Unit and Director of Angiogenesis Research Center. In 2001 he was recruited to Dartmouth as AG Huber Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology, subsequently becoming Director of Dartmouth Cardiovascular Center.

In 2008 he was recruited to Yale as a Chief of cardiovascular Medicine and Director of Yale Cardiovascular Research Center. Dr. Simons’ research focuses on biology of arterial vasculature and spans basic, translational and clinical areas of investigations. He led the first trials of therapeutic angiogenesis in the USA and his basic research discoveries have played an important role in moving the field forward. Dr. Simons has an extensive track record of NIH funding including multiple R01s and he has served as a Principal Investigator of the NHLBI SCOR program in endothelial biology. Recently, he has been awarded a Leducq Transatlantic network grant to build and lead the ARTEMIS arteriogenesis network composed of investigators in USA, UK, Belgium and France. Dr. Simons also leads an NHLBI PPG program focused on arteriogenessi. He has published over 270 research papers and reviews and has been elected to a number of honorary societies including Association of American Physicians, American Society of Clinical Investigations and Association of University Cardiologists. He also a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Physiology.

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People

Post Doc Fellows

Pei-Yu Chen

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Cardiology)

Federico Corti

Postdoctoral Associate in Medicine

Natalie Maria Kofler

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine

Filipa Moraes

Postdoctoral Associate in Medicine

Nicolas Rene Paul Ricard

Postdoctoral Associate in Medicine

Melissa Jo Woolls

Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine

Pengchun Yu

Postdoctoral Associate in Medicine

     

Associate Research Scientists

John M. Rhodes

Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Cardiology)

    Yingdi Wang

    Associate Research Scientist in Medicine (Cardiology)

           

      Students

      • Deepak Atri, MD
        Medical Student, Yale School of Medicine

      • Arye Elfenbein
        House officer, Yale-New Haven Hospital 
      • Xi Zhang
        PhD Student (Yale BBS)
      • Joe Tung
        PhD Student (Yale BBS)
      • Kiflai Bein, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, University of Pittsburgh
      • Thomas Chittenden, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
      • Lineke Brenninkmeijer, MD, Medical Student, The Netherlands
      • Youhe Gao, PhD, Professor, Peking Union Medical College
      • Kazumasa Harada, MD, PhD, Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital
      • Kunihiko Hatanaka, MD, PhD, Cardiology fellow
      • Arie Horowitz, ScD, Assistant Professor The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
      • Rong Ju, PhD,
      • Rohit Khurana, MB,BS,PhD, Cardiology Consultant and Reader, Duke-NUS, Singapore
      • Roger Laham, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
      • Anthony Lanahan, PhD, Dartmouth Medical School
      • Jian Li, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
      • John Lopez, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Loyola University
      • Esther Lutgens, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam
      • Chohreh Partovian, MD, PhD, Instructor in Medicine, Yale University
      • Julie Paye, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth Medical School
      • Mark Post, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Maastricht University
      • Bin Ren, PhD, Instructor, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
      • Eugene Tkachenko, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, Ginsburg Lab, UCSD
      • Rudiger Volk, PhD, Professor, Roxbury College
      • Yufeng Zhang, MD, PhD, Cardiologist, Worchester, MA