John Hwa, MD, PhD, FRACP

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Hwa Lab; Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Hwa received his medical degree (First Class Honors) from the University of Sydney, Australia. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Cardiology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He then pursued further studies in the Department of Molecular Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation during which time he completed his doctoral thesis through Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hwa was then awarded a Howard Hughes Physician Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue studies at M.I.T in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, H. Gobind Khorana. He joined the faculty At Dartmouth (Pharmacology and Toxicology and Medicine) in 2000, and moved to Yale (Section of Cardiovascular Medicine) in 2009.

Education & Training

PhD Case Western Reserve Univ (1996)
MD University of Sydney (1986)
Howard Hughes Physician Postdoctoral Fellow M.I.T.
Research Fellow Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Resident/Fellow Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney Australia

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognition Award for Cardiovascular ResearchAmerican Heart Association (2009)

  • American Heart Association Established Investigator AwardAmerican Heart Association (2007)

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Contact Info

John Hwa, MD, PhD, FRACP
Lab Location
Cardiovascular Research Center300 George Street, Ste 7th Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Cardiovascular Research Center300 George Street, Ste 759H
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
Cardiovascular MedicinePO Box 208017
New Haven, CT 06520-8017

The Hwa Lab

Research Image 1

Coronary angiogram, DNA sequence, and structural homology data for an R212C patient