De Lemos to present at Heart and Vascular Institute Grand Rounds

December 12, 2012

A combined Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute/Cardiology Grand Rounds presentation will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, in Room T2500 on the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine campus. Dr. James de Lemos, associate professor of medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, and cardiology service chief, Parkland Memorial Hospital, will present "Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Disease: Promises, Pitfalls, and Practical Solutions."

This grand rounds presentation is open to all members of the Penn State Hershey community and qualifies for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Dr. de Lemos is the director of the Coronary Care Unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the director of cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He is an associate professor of medicine and holds the Sweetheart Ball-Kern Wildenthal Distinguished Chair in Cardiology. He is an active investigator in the Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Research Center at UT Southwestern, and the Medical Director of the Dallas Heart Study. His primary research interests are in early detection, risk assessment and management of coronary artery disease, with a particular focus on the role of cardiovascular biomarkers. He was the lead author of the Z phase of the A to Z trial, an international trial investigating different cholesterol lowering strategies in patients with acute coronary syndromes. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, where he also served as chief medical resident.

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Last Updated December 12, 2012