Douglas L. Mann, MD - Biographical Sketch
Dr. Mann is the Lewin Distinguished Professor in Cardiovascular Disease and Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed fellowships in clinical cardiology at the University of California San Diego, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He served as chief of cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine (2005-2009) and Washington University School of Medicine (2009-2019).
Dr. Mann's primary research interest has been the molecular and cellular basis of heart failure, with particular emphasis on the role of innate immunity in disease progression and recovery of the failing heart. The author of numerous peer reviewed articles on the role on inflammatory mediators in cardiac remodeling and myocardial recovery, Dr. Mann is also the founding editor of Heart Failure, A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, and a co-editor of Braunwald’s Heart Disease, the leading textbook in cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Mann is currently the founding Editor-in-Chief for JACC: Basic to Translational Science, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Circulation, The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and JACC Heart Failure. Among his honors are the Michael E. DeBakey award for excellence in research, the Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence, the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American College of Cardiology, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Heart Failure Society of America. He is a member (elected) of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Association for the Advancement in Science, the Association of University Cardiologists, and the American Clinical and Climatological Association. He is the past president of the Heart Failure Society.