Dr. James Willerson University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA

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Dr. James T. Willerson is the President of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is also the Medical Director, Director of Cardiology Research and Co-Director of the Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories. He has served as chairman on the National American Heart Association Research Committee and the... read moreNIH Cardiovascular and Renal Study Section. He has received the Medal of Merit for Distinguished Achievements in Cardiovascular Sciences. From 1993 to 2004 he was the longest-serving Editor of Circulation. His recent research work has concentrated on elucidating mechanisms responsible for the conversion from stable to unstable coronary heart disease syndromes, the prevention of unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction, the detection and treatment of unstable atherosclerotic plaques and the discovery of the genes and abnormal proteins responsible for cardiovascular disease.