CHIP Study Team


CHIP study Pricipal Investigator Cristen Willer
Cristen Willer, PhD

Cristen J. Willer, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. She has appointments in the departments of Human Genetics and Bioinformatics. In addition to being the Principal Investigator for CHIP, Cristen runs a research lab studying the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease.


Jonathan Eliason, MD
Jonathan Eliason, MD

Jonathan L. Eliason, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery interested in aneurysmal and occlusive diseases of the arterial system, and he is a Co-Director of this study.



Himanshu Patel, MD
Himanshu Patel, MD

Himanshu J. Patel, MD is an Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery specializing in surgery for thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic disease, and surgery for valvular and aortic root disease, and he is a Co-Director of this study.




Jennifer McNamara
Jennifer McNamara, MS

Jennifer McNamara, MS, CHIP Clinical Research Project Manager

Co-Investigators: G. Michael Deeb, MD, Kim Eagle, MD, Santhi Ganesh, MD, David Pinsky, MD, David Williams, MD, Bo Yang, MD, PhD, Todd Koelling, MD, Scott Hummel, MD, and Keith Aaronson, MD.