MUSC Health cardiologist Michael Zile is honored with the VA’s highest award for research.
The Division of Cardiology at MUSC is a leader in cardiovascular patient care, training, and research. Division faculty members offer outstanding tertiary and quaternary patient care, conduct leading-edge research, and deliver specialized training for the next generation of cardiologists.
The Division has a long and rich history of training generations of cardiologist practitioners and academicians, graduating over 100 fellows in cardiovascular disease to date. The division currently trains six fellows per year in general clinical cardiology. We also field fellowship training programs in interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. Additionally, our division has been the recipient of an NIH T32 training grant for 45 consecutive years. Renewed in 2017 through 2022, this grant permits focused research training for two years for both pre- and post-doctoral physicians and scientists.
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The current FY19 research portfolio for the division exceeds $25 million dollars and includes funding from the NIH, NHLBI, VA and diverse industry sponsors. We enjoy robust research collaborations with divisions and departments across MUSC, including the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Developmental Biology, Cardiac Surgery and MUSC core facilities in next generation sequencing, proteomics and bio-informatics.
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As the only comprehensive academic health science center in South Carolina, the MUSC Heart and Vascular Care Center offers more heart disease specialists and treatment options than any other hospital in the state. Our cardiologists are committed to providing patients with superior cardiovascular care using the latest innovative, preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic treatments available.
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