Dr Jorge Plutzky
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Director, Preventive Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)
Jorge Plutzky, M.D. is Director, Preventive Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Dr Plutzky is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on preventive cardiology. He is especially known for his unique role bridging basic science and clinical issues that link heart disease to obesity and diabetes. In terms of basic science, he directs an NIH-funded laboratory investigating mechanisms underlying cardiometabolic disorders. Clinically, he directs the Lipid/Prevention Clinic at BWH and is involved in novel remote algorithmic care programs through CV Innovation’s Remote Health efforts. His perspective spanning cardiology and metabolism as well as basic science and clinical medicine has led to his role in advisory roles involving the Food and Drug Administration as well as the pharmaceutical and biotechnology entities. He currently serves as chair of the American Heart Association’s Diabetes Committee and was previously the chair of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Scientific Committee.
Dr Plutzky received his Bachelor of Arts degree With Highest Distinction (Echol’s Scholar) from the University of Virginia and his M.D. from the University of North Carolina, with distinction for research excellence. During medical school, he completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. Internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship were done at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, including a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Also recognized as an effective educator, Dr Plutzky contributions have drawn recognition that includes the American Heart Association’s Katz Basic Science Prize, the University of Cologne’s Klenck Award, Harvard Medical School’s Tucker Collins Lectureship, the BWH’s Braunwald Teaching Award from the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellows as well as election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation.