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Thomas A. Gaziano

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Thomas A. Gaziano MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). He is the Director of the Global Health Policy and Prevention Unit as well as Director, Strategic Planning within the Cardiovascular Division at the BWH where integrates his research and clinical activities to develop innovative prevention programs in clinical services through engagement with other BWH faculty, including joint leadership in the development of a lipid optimization program to help manage patients with statin intolerance using web and app-based interactive tools limiting the need for redundant clinical visits. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health where he works with colleagues in the Center for Health Decision Science. The focus of his work there is application of his CVD PREDICT model to model health outcomes and costeffectiveness of CVD prevention and intervention strategies and effective guidelines for both the US and developing countries.

Dr. Gaziano is a graduate of Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar and he also graduate from Harvard Medical School with his medical degree. Dr. Gaziano completed residency and fellowship training in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and received the Eugene Braunwald Fellowship for research.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Chair of The Partners Council of The World Heart Federation (WHF), representing the American College of Cardiology. He served as a co-editor of the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Volume of the Disease Control Priorities Project in Developing Countries supported by the Gates Foundation. His current work funded by the National Institutes of Health includes seeking innovations in risk assessment and management strategies. He served as Co-Principle Investigator of the NHLBI Funded Center of Excellence for Chronic Diseases in Southern Africa a joint effort between and the Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town where he also has held an Honorary Senior Lectureship. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters. He enjoys hiking, running, and cooking.