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David Kass

Dr. David Kass

Abraham and Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiology
Director, Institute for CardioScience
Co-director, T32 Training Program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland


Dr. William Pu

Dr. William Pu

Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Department of Cardiology
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts


Dr. William T. Pu grew up in Albany, New York. He received his M.S./B.S. degrees from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He received his M.D. degree from the joint MIT-Harvard Program in Health, Sciences, and Technology. He trained in Pediatrics and then Pediatric Cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the Associate Chief and Director of Basic and Translational Cardiovascular Research in the Department of Cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pu’s lab is interested in cardiac development, disease, and regeneration. His lab has made important contributions to the study of cardiac gene regulation, cardiac lineages, and in using induced pluripotent stem cells to model human disease.


Dr. Svati Shah

Dr. Svati H. Shah

Associate Professor, Department of Medicince, Division of Cardiology
Associate Director of Clinical Translation
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina


Dr. Svati Shah is a cardiologist at Duke University. She is vice-chief of Translational Research, director of the Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, and associate director of the Cardiology Fellowship within the Division of Cardiology, co-director of Translational Research in the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute; and chair of the AHA’s Genomic and Precision Medicine Council. Her translational research lab studies genetic and metabolic pathways in cardiovascular disease, using diverse genomic and omic technologies applied to human cohorts to identify biomarkers and mechanisms of atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes and heart failure.

Dr. Marc Halushka

Dr. Marc K. Halushka

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Cardiovascular Pathology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Marc Halushka is a cardiovascular pathologist. He trained at Case Western Reserve University earning an M.D. and Ph.D. before coming to Johns Hopkins for a pathology residency. He joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2004 and is currently an associate professor.  Dr. Halushka is well-known to the medical students at Johns Hopkins for running educational and entertaining courses and lectures. He is a leader in the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology building many of their educational products. His research has focused on the localization of signal to specific cell types across a variety of tissues. Although much of his recent work has been in microRNAs, he will be discussing an interesting observation he has made regarding protein expression in the heart.

Dr. Svati Shah

Dr. Suchi Saria

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Department of Applied Math & Statistics
Department of Health Policy & Manangement
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Suchi Saria is the John C. Malone assistant professor of computer science, statistics and health policy at Johns Hopkins University. She is also the founding research director of the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare at Hopkins. Her research focuses on developing next generation diagnostic and treatment planning tools that leverage statistical methods to individualize care. Towards this, her methodological work focuses on questions such as: How can we combine different sources of information with prior knowledge to derive actionable inferences? How can we characterize and improve reliability of the resulting inferences in challenging real-world settings? How can we support decision-making in safety-critical domains?