Biography

Jagat Narula MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP [Edin, Hon]

Jagat Narula completed his cardiology training in India at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, and relocated to Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 1989. After fellowships in heart failure,transplantation, nuclear cardiology, and cardiology research, he joined the Massachusetts General cardiology faculty. In 1997, he moved to Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. At Hahnemann, he was the Thomas J. Vischer Professor of Medicine, Chief of Division of Cardiology, and Vice-Chairman of Medicine. He joined University of California, Irvine in 2003 as Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of Cardiology, and Associate Dean for Research.

Dr. Narula is involved in clinical and basic research in the fields of heart failure and atherosclerosis, with major emphasis on development of novel noninvasive imaging techniques. He has made vital contributions to the imaging of apoptotic cell death in heart muscle, and to the imaging of atherosclerotic plaques that are vulnerable to rupture. His research is not limited by any one imaging modality; rather, Dr. Narula uses integrated imaging approaches for better identification of cardiovascular pathology. His research is funded, in part, by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Narula has authored more than 300 research publications and edited 20 books and journal supplements. He has been awarded "Best Young Investigator" on several occasions by the Cardiovascular Council, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He serves on various committees of the American Heart Association. He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Editor of Heart Failure Clinics of North America

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