David J. Pinsky, M.D.

Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center

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David J. Pinsky, M.D.

J. Griswold Ruth, MD and Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine

Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine

David J. Pinsky is the scientific director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Prior to joining U-M in March 2003, Pinsky was director of research for the Cardiovascular Disease Training Program at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and associate professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He served at Columbia University from 1992-2003. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University and performed his medicine residency, as well as his research fellowship in heart failure at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He also performed research fellowships in cardiology and vascular biology at Columbia. As a result of his groundbreaking research, Dr. Pinsky has earned a reputation as one of the country's foremost experts in understanding the relationship between blood flow and heart and brain diseases. His research efforts have earned him numerous grants and awards, including the American Heart Association Melvin Marcus Young Investigator Award in cardiovascular physiology and the AHA Established Investigator Award.

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Founding Directors

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