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Victor J. Dzau

Chinese-American doctor and academic and President of the National Academy of Medicine

Victor J. Dzau, MD is the President of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM), US. In addition, he serves as Vice Chair of the National Research Council.  

Dr. Dzau is Chancellor Emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the past President and CEO of the Duke University Health System. Previously, Dr. Dzau was the Hersey Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine and Chairman of Medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Falk Cardiovascular Research Center at Stanford University.

Dr. Dzau has made a significant impact on health and medicine through his seminal research in cardiovascular medicine and genetics and his leadership in health innovation. His important work on the renin angiotensin system (RAS) paved the way for the contemporary understanding of RAS in cardiovascular disease and the development of RAS inhibitors as widely used, lifesaving drugs.

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Details last updated 12-Nov-2021

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An Argument for Healthy Longevity (and Public Health)


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