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David A. Kass

KassDavidDAVID A. KASS is the inaugural Abraham and Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiology. He has been a professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins since 1998. He joined the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins, first as a fellow, and then in 1986 as a faculty member, following his post-graduate training at George Washington University. Dr. Kass received an NIH Clinician Scientist Award in 1986 and an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association in 1990. He was the recipient of the first Melvin Marcus Award from the American Heart Association. At Johns Hopkins, he received the Professor’s Award for Distinction in Teaching for both Basic and Pre-clinical Sciences in 2001, and the Johns Hopkins Mentorship Award in 2003. In addition to his work as associate editor of Circulation Research, Dr. Kass serves on the editorial boards of Circulation and American Heart Journal, is on national and regional scientific research advisory boards for the American Heart Association, and is a regular reviewer for the National Institutes of Heath, and for many leading journals. Throughout his career, Dr. Kass has melded both clinical and basic science interests, pursuing each with similar levels of excitement and commitment. He has published over 170 primary research papers in leading journals, and authored many book chapters, review articles, and invited editorial/reviews. His clinical research has focused on elucidating the pathophysiology of heart failure and hypertrophy, as well as testing novel treatments for these disorders. His recent landmark work on cardiac resynchronization therapy played a major role in the rapid development of this new clinical treatment.