David J. Pinsky, M.D.

David J. Pinsky, M.D., the U-M director of the Michigan-Israel Partnership, is a director of the Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center, and the J. Griswold Ruth M.D. and Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine, and professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Michigan. As a result of his groundbreaking research, he has earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost experts in understanding the relationship between blood flow and heart and brain diseases. Dr. Pinsky is an inventor on over a dozen patents, the author of over 200 scientific papers and book chapters, and a popular lecturer worldwide. He leads an active laboratory, and his research has earned him numerous grants and awards, including the American Heart Association Melvin Marcus Young Investigator Award in cardiovascular physiology and the AHA Established Investigator Award.

Dr Pinsky

Dr. Pinksy has served on and chaired numerous national peer-review and strategy panels for the American Heart Association, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health. He is a founding scholar at U-M’s Taubman Medical Research Institute, which is dedicated to supporting physician-scientists and their quests to cure disease. Prior to joining U-M in 2003, Dr. Pinsky was director of research for the Cardiovascular Disease Training Program at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and associate professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University and completed an internal medicine residency, as well as a research fellowship in heart failure, at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He also completed research fellowships in cardiology and vascular biology at Columbia.

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