Thomas Wang Archives
Study finds certain genetic test not useful in predicting heart disease risk
Feb. 27, 2020—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
Oct. 24, 2019—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
Sep. 19, 2019—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.
Family’s long history with VUMC leads to cardiology directorship
Aug. 8, 2019—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
Jan. 11, 2018—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
Dec. 7, 2017—Eight current faculty members at Vanderbilt have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by other researchers.
Three faculty members elected to Association of American Physicians
May. 4, 2017—The Association of American Physicians (AAP) is an honorary medical society founded in 1885 by Sir William Osler and six other physicians for “the advancement of scientific and practical medicine.” This year, 60 additional physician scientists were elected to the association, including three Vanderbilt faculty members.
Heart transplant program reaches major milestone
Apr. 6, 2017—Surgeons at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) performed five heart transplants in four days to place the institution among an elite group of transplant centers in the country — reaching 1,000 heart transplantations.
VUMC lands NIH training grant in emergency care
Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has received a five-year, $2 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish the Vanderbilt Emergency Care Research Training Program.
Study explores carb-loading’s effect on heart
Mar. 17, 2016—Drinking a high carbohydrate shake can have an acute and detrimental effect on heart function, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has found.
Five VUMC faculty members on list of most frequently cited researchers
Oct. 8, 2015—Five current faculty members at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have made this year’s list of scientists whose papers have been cited most frequently by others.
Photo: Discovery trio
Oct. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Thomas Wang, M.D., left, Nancy Brown, M.D., and David Bader, Ph.D., explored the human determinants of cardiovascular disease and treatment at last week’s Flexner Discovery Lecture.