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Trans-NIH Angiogenesis Workshop; May 20-21, 2013
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    Portrait of Douglas W. Losordo, MD

    Douglas W. Losordo, MD
    (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL)

    Dr. Losordo is Professor of Medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Losordo's major research interests encompass angiogenesis/vasculogenesis, progenitor/adult stem cells, tissue repair/regeneration, and vascular biology. A native of Brooklyn, NY, he received his medical degree from the University of Vermont. Dr. Losordo completed an internship, residency and fellowship at St. Elizabeth's Medical, Boston, Massachusetts, where he subsequently joined the faculty, working with the late Dr. Jeff Isner to develop a program in therapeutic angiogenesis and cell-based tissue repair. Dr. Losordo's group has executed the full "translational medicine" paradigm: identifying novel therapeutics in the laboratory, developing these strategies in small and large animal models and designing and executing first in human clinical trials. Examples include VEGF gene therapy for myocardial ischemia and diabetic neuropathy and CD34+ cell therapy for refractory angina, critical limb ischemia, and severe claudication. Dr. Losordo has also trained numerous scientists and physician scientists from around the world.

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Workshop Organizer: NIH

NCI:Nancy Emenaker, PhD, RD
Suzanne Forry-Schaudies, PhD
NHLBI: Yunling Gao, MD, PhD
NIDDK: Teresa Jones, MD

NIH - National Institutes of Health: Turning Discovery Into Health

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