2023 Kenneth D. Bloch Memorial Lecturer in Vascular Biology - Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, FAHA

Marlene Rabinovitch

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, FAHA

Children’s Heart Center at Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA


Marlene Rabinovitch is the Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology and Director of the Basic Science and Engineering Initiative of the Children’s Heart Center at Stanford University. Her research focuses on uncovering fundamental genetic, metabolic and inflammatory mechanisms causing pulmonary hypertension that can be translated to the clinic.

Dr. Rabinovitch graduated from McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Canada, and completed her pediatrics training at the University of Colorado and cardiology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where she was Assistant Professor. She became Associate and Full Professor of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Program at the Hospital for Sick Children and the Robert M. Freedom/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair.

She’s received numerous awards for research, including the American Heart Association’s Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Distinguished Lectureship (2021), the Robert Beamish Leadership Award from the University of Manitoba (2019), the American Heart Association Distinguished Scientist Lecturer (2017), and the main American Thoracic Society J. Burns Amberson Lecturer (2016). She was awarded the Robert F. Grover Prize (2016), the AAWS Judith Pool Mentorship Award (2012), the McGill University Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Cardiovascular Research (2010), the American Heart Association’s Basic Research Prize (2004), the CIHR Lectureship and Prize (2004) and the Gill Heart Institute Award (2003). Her numerous named lectureships include the American Heart Association’s Paul Dudley White Lecture and Dickinson W. Richards Memorial Lecture (2005) and the American Physiological Society Julius H. Comroe Jr. Distinguished Lecture. She has 230 peer-reviewed publications and 129 invited reviews and book chapters. Dr. Rabinovitch served on the Executive Committee of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and International PVRI, the Scientific Advisory Councils of NHLBI, the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, and many academic, biotechnology and private research foundation boards.