Dr. Pradeep Natarajan of Massachusetts General Hospital receives Joseph A. Vita Award

Dr. Pradeep Natarajan, a researcher from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, received the 2023 Joseph A. Vita Award from the American Heart Association at Scientific Sessions 2023 in Philadelphia.

The award acknowledges scientists whose groundbreaking research has significantly impacted cardiovascular biology or health in the past five years.

Dr. Natarajan’s expertise lies in genetic analysis, particularly in understanding the genetic factors contributing to myocardial infarction and cardiovascular disease prevention. His notable contributions include interpreting whole genome sequences for coronary artery disease risk, discovering new genes linked to coronary artery disease, and advancing the concept of acquired blood cell mutations influencing age-related cardiovascular conditions.

As the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Endowed Chair in Vascular Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Natarajan’s work extends beyond coronary artery disease to various complex cardiovascular conditions. His research enhances risk assessments for cardiovascular disease through human genetics and explores the pathology of the circulatory system.

Read the full article in the American Heart Association Newsroom.