Douglas Mann, MD (2020 Keynote)
Dr. Mann is the Lewin Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, and Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, where he served as chief of the cardiovascular division from 2009-2019.
Dr. Mann received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed fellowships in clinical cardiology at the University of California San Diego, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a Research Fellow in Cardiology at Temple University Hospital. Prior to joining the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis he was on Staff at the Medical University of South Carolina (1986-1991) and Baylor College of Medicine (1991-2009).
Dr. Mann’s primary research interest is the molecular and cellular basis of heart failure, with particular emphasis on the role of innate immunity in disease progression and recovery of the failing heart. He has been engaged in translational research for over 2 decades, and has also sought to translate concepts derived in his laboratory into phase I,II,III and IV clinical trials. Dr. Mann is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles on the role on inflammatory mediators in cardiac remodeling and myocardial recovery. He is the founding editor of Heart Failure, A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 4rd edition and a co-editor of Braunwald’s Heart Disease, 12th edition, the leading textbook in cardiovascular medicine.” Dr. Mann is the founding editor for JACC: Basic to Translational Science, and is currently the on the Editorial Board for a number of leading cardiovascular journals, and has previously served as the Deputy Editor for Chest and was an Associate Editor for Circulation. He has received numerous awards including the Michael E. DeBakey award for excellence in research, the Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence, the Simon Dack Award from the American College of Cardiology for outstanding scholarship, the Hugh McCullough Award from the American Heart Association, and the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Mann is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Association of University Cardiologists, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He is a past president of the Heart Failure Society of America, and the 2019 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America.