Thomas Wang

Study finds certain genetic test not useful in predicting heart disease risk

A Polygenic Risk Score — a genetic assessment that doctors have hoped could predict coronary heart disease (CHD) in patients — has been found not to be a useful predictive biomarker for disease risk.

Wang to chair Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Thomas Wang, MD, director of Cardiovascular Medicine at VUMC, has been appointed chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, effective February 2020.

All-in-one pill helps reduce blood pressure, cholesterol

A single pill containing low doses of three medications to treat high blood pressure and one to lower cholesterol reduced the estimated risk of cardiovascular disease by 25%, according to a VUMC study.

Steve Riven, left, and his wife, Jan, here with Thomas Wang, MD, have established a directorship in cardiology in memory of Riven’s father, Samuel Riven, MD, who served on the Vanderbilt faculty for more than 50 years.

Family’s long history with VUMC leads to cardiology directorship

Steve Riven is making a gift in memory of his father to create the Samuel S. Riven, MD, Directorship in Cardiology at VUMC.

Wang set to lead cardiology association

Thomas Wang, MD, Gottlieb C. Friesinger II Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was recently named president-elect of the Association of Professors of Cardiology (APC) for 2018. He will subsequently serve as the president of the group in 2019.

Vanderbilt researchers’ papers among those most cited

Eight current faculty members at Vanderbilt have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.

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