Medicine Grand Rounds, Visiting Professor in Cardiology Asks, ‘Is It Time to Rethink Heart Failure Classification?’

Dr. Douglas Mann talks about types of heart failureCardiologist Dr. Douglas MannDouglas L. Mann, MD, presented the University of Arizona Department of Medicine Grand Rounds address Wed., Feb. 7, on the topic, “Recovery of the Failing Heart: Is It Time to Rethink the Classification of Heart Failure?”

His address was ahead of his by-invitation-only lecture as the Samuel and Edith Marcus Visiting Professor in Cardiology later that evening (6 p.m.) at the Doubletree by Hilton Reid Park Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way.

Dr. Mann is the Lewin Chair and professor of medicine, cell biology and physiology, chief of the Division of Cardiology at Washington University in St. Louis and cardiologist in chief at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

You can view archived video of his Medicine Grand Rounds presentation at:

Other video for past Medicine Grand Rounds can be found at this link.

Video of UA Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds, other lectures and seminars can be found here. The UA Division of Cardiology Grand Rounds were renamed in spring 2017 in honor of the center’s 30th anniversary. Prior Cardiology Grand Rounds are listed here.

Upcoming cardiology events include:

About the Professorship
The Samuel and Edith Marcus Visiting Professor in Cardiology was established in 1997 by the children of Samuel and Edith Marcus for the enhancement of education and research for students, residents, fellows and faculty in cardiology.

Dr. Frank MarcusThe couple were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland, respectively. They worked hard, lived honestly and were devoted to the education and welfare of their children: Frank I. Marcus, MD(left), who helped establish the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson; Julius Marcus, a successful businessman in Florida; and Shirley Feinberg, a personal shopper for professional women, who was married to the late Judge Wilfred Feinberg, New York, a past chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

For a list of prior speakers in this professorship, visit:

About the Speaker
Faculty, fellows and residents gather for Dr. Douglas Mann's talkDr. Mann received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed fellowships in clinical cardiology at the University of California San Diego, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

His primary research interest has been the molecular and cellular basis of heart failure, with particular emphasis on the role of innate immunity in disease progression and recovery of the failing heart. He has been engaged in translational research for over two decades, and has also sought to translate concepts derived in his laboratory into phase I,II,III and IV clinical trials.

Dr. Mann is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles on the role on inflammatory mediators in cardiac remodeling and myocardial recovery. He is the founding editor of Heart Failure, A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 3rd edition, and a co-editor of Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 11th edition, the leading textbook in cardiovascular medicine. He is the founding editor for JACC: Basic to Translational Science, and is currently on the editorial board for a number of leading cardiovascular journals, as well as serving previously as deputy editor for Chest and associate editor for Circulation.

Dr. Douglas MannDr. Mann has received numerous awards including the Michael E. DeBakey award for excellence in research, the Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence, the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology for outstanding scholarship, the Hugh McCullough Award from the American Heart Association, and the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American College of Cardiology.

He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Association of University Cardiologists, The Association of Professors of Cardiology, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He also is a past president of the Heart Failure Society and a past winner of the Medical Alumnus of the Year award from Temple University School of Medicine.

—David Mogollón

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02/07/2018 - 2:30pm
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