Sinoway named first-ever director of Heart & Vascular Institute

July 28, 2005

Lawrence I. Sinoway has been named director of Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute -- integrated cardiac and vascular services providing a seamless continuation of care for patients in central Pennsylvania -- at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine. As the director of the newly formed institute, Sinoway oversees the clinical care, research and education missions of this highly-differentiated approach to patient care.

"By coordinating research, education and clinical activity, we'll raise the level of care and offer the latest advancements in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up," said Sinoway.

Sinoway's research efforts have been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health since 1987. He has made major contributions to the understanding of how the heart and blood vessels of patients with congestive heart failure respond to exercise.

"Our Heart and Vascular Institute model is unique among academic health centers," said Darrell G. Kirch, Penn State's senior vice president for health affairs, dean of the College of Medicine and chief executive officer of the Medical Center. "Dr. Sinoway's strength as a clinical researcher will be one of the driving forces behind the success of this endeavor. Under his leadership, the institute will thrive and become a national leader in total cardiac and vascular health."

Sinoway, professor of medicine, joined Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 1984 and currently serves as program director for the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) and vice chair for research, Department of Medicine.

Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute is committed to enhancing the delivery of quality care to better meet the needs of patients requiring treatment for heart and vascular disease. Patients cared for at the medical center and related affiliate locations will be exposed to the combined and coordinated expertise of more than 40 physicians, many of whom are recognized leaders in their particular disciplines. "The collaboration of this integrated team of experts provides a unique scope of care that is unmatched in the region," said Sinoway.

Patients continue to be seen at the same locations, including the I.O. Silver Cardiovascular Specialties Clinic, University Physicians Center, suite 600, Hershey, and various Penn State University Physician Group locations throughout the region. To make an appointment with a Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute provider, call the 24-hour CareLine at (800) 243-1455. For more information on the services provided, check http://www.pennstateheartandvascular.com online.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009