It is with great enthusiasm that the Division of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine Institute, the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Veterans Affairs-Pittsburgh announce the addition of Dr. Babak Razani to our research community. Currently faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Razani will join the Division of Cardiology on October 1, 2022, with a joint appointment as a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and as the Chief of Cardiology for the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Razani will be moving his research labs to the BST and be an active part of the Pitt research community as a Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Razani received his master’s degree, MD, and PhD in Molecular Pharmacology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. A committed physician-scientist, Dr. Razani studies the autophagolysosomal system and immunometabolism in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Razani is currently funded by 2 NHLBI R01 awards, as well as an R01 from NIDDK. He is also the recipient of a VA Merit award. His research has led to publications in premier journals including Circulation Research, Cell Metabolism, Nature Metabolism, and Immunity. With a strong track record of didactic teaching and trainee mentorship, he will also assume a leadership role in a cross-disciplinary capacity as the Director of a Center involving the intersection of metabolism, immune function, and cardiovascular disease, developing and leading collaborations with investigators across the Vascular Medicine Institute, Cardiology, and Endocrinology, as well as faculty at the Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Please welcome Dr. Razani to the Pitt family.